Efudex Drug Information
Chemical Name FLUOROURACIL (flure-oh-YOOR-a-sill)
Efudex Cream (Fluorouracil)
Efudex 5 cream is used to treat certain skin problems, including cancer or conditions that could become cancerous if not treated. The Efudex cream is used to treat scaly overgrowths of skin (actinic or solar keratoses). Efudex cream may also be used in the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma. It works by interfering with the growth of skin cells. Fluorouracil works by causing the death of cells which grow fast, such as abnormal skin cells.
You can easily buy Efudex online at Canada Pharmacy and have it delivered directly to your doorstep.
Take Efudex exactly as prescribed by your doctor. To apply, clean the area, rinse well, and dry the area with a towel and wait ten minutes before applying the medication. Wash your hands before and immediately after applying this medication, unless it is being used to treat a hand condition.
Apply Efudex to the affected area with the fingertips or a non-metal applicator, smoothing it gently onto the affected skin. Use enough to cover the entire area with a thin film.
The Efudex cream should not be applied on the eyelids or in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Use caution when applying fluorouracil 5 cream around the eyes, nose, or mouth.
Do not cover the area after applying the fluorouracil 5 cream.
- 5% fluorouracil in a vanishing cream base consisting of white petrolatum
- Stearyl alcohol
- Propylene glycol
- Polysorbate 60
- Parabens(methyl and propyl)
- Purified water
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have ever had an allergic reaction to another form of fluorouracil topical.
- Have dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency
Miscarriage and birth defects have been reported when Efudex was applied to mucous membrane areas by pregnant women. Do not use without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use fluorouracil topical on skin that is irritated, peeling, or infected or on open wounds.
It may cause skin irritation, dryness, scaling or peeling (exfoliation), rash and eye irritation.
Stop using Efudex and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction like shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).