Marketed as Efudix Cream in United Kingdom
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Efudex Drug Information
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How Long Does It Take to Receive My Efudex Order?
You can easily place an order on our website in under 5 minutes. First you need to set up an account with us, create a payment method, and send us your prescriptions. Alternatively, you can order by downloading our order form or by placing an order over the phone. Delivery can take approximately 2 weeks to North America, and 4 weeks to other countries.
Efudex is used on the skin to treat pre-cancerous and cancerous skin growths. Fluorouracil belongs to a class of medications known as anti-metabolites. It works by blocking the growth of abnormal cells that cause the skin condition.
How to Use Efudex
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using Efudex and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Use Efudex as directed by your doctor. Before you apply Efudex to the skin, clean the affected area and dry well. Wait 10 minutes, then apply a small amount of medication to the affected skin, using just enough to cover the area with a thin film. Wash your hands immediately after applying Efudex, even if you have used gloves. The treated area may become unsightly during treatment and in some cases for several weeks after treatment. Do not cover the area with tight dressings or plastic bandages. Check with your doctor whether you may cover the treated area loosely with gauze. Avoid applying Efudex in or around the eyes or eyelids. Also, do not apply Efudex inside the nose or mouth. If you do get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water. Efudex may cause serious harm (even death) in pets. Keep Efudex securely away from pets, and do not allow pets to lick the area where the medication was applied. Contact your vet right away if your pet comes into contact with Efudex. Use Efudex exactly as prescribed. Do not stop using Efudex without consulting your doctor. Do not increase your dose or use it more often than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but side effects will be increased. If your condition worsens or does not improve, consult your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Before using fluorouracil, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to flucytosine; or to capecitabine; or if you have any other allergies. Efudex may contain inactive ingredients (such as peanut oil found in some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Efudex, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,a certain enzyme deficiency (dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase - DPD), red/irritated/infected/open sores on skin. Efudex may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. After using fluorouracil cream, wait 2 hours before applying sunscreen or moisturizer to the treated area. Do not use other skin products including creams, lotions, medications, or cosmetics unless instructed by your doctor to do so. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Efudex must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control with your doctor. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. It is unknown if Efudex passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using Efudex is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Efudex, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Efudex Side Effects
What are Efudex side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Efudex may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Efudex as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Efudex
The side effects of Efudex may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Efudex. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Efudex may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Efudex, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Efudex.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Efudex, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Efudex and the side effects associated with Efudex are described in the following:
Common Efudex Side Effects
- dermatitis due to topical drug
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- skin photosensitivity
- dry skin
- stinging of skin
Less Frequent Efudex Side Effects
- skin irritation
- ocular irritation
- skin swelling
- headache disorder
Rare or Very Rare Efudex Side Effects
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- eye tearing
- skin thickening
- skin scaling
- skin ulcer
- acquired ichthyosis
- basal cell carcinoma of skin
- squamous cell carcinoma of skin
Store at room temperature. Do not freeze. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Efudex when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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