Fluorouracil, 5-FU

Category: Cancer



Fluorouracil, 5-FU Overview

Fluorouracil (5-FU), sold under the brand name Adrucil among others, is a cytotoxic chemotherapy medication used to treat cancer.[2] By intravenous injection it is used for treatment of colorectal cancer, oesophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer.[2] As a cream it is used for actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, and skin warts.[3][4] Side effects of use by injection are common.&...

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Fluorouracil and Calcipotriene combo reaction

I put this combo on face fro 5 days as prescribed. Pretty awful for 2 of the days but all clear after 2 weeks. HOWEVER, then I developed a bad rash on my chest - did not apply cream there. Doctor doesn't know but thinks maybe the absorbed cream went systemic. Cortisone helped. Now a similar rash has spread to my legs and arms. not burning but supper bumpy and itchy. Scrambling to find help. Has anyone experienced a systematic reaction to untreated parts of the body? ## You are definitely having an allergic reaction to Something. Is it this creme or something else you are using causing it. The same thing happened to me and it was a nightmare. I also lost a lot of my hair. See who the manufacturing company is and where they are located-some foreign country?? China?? The easy way is to...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Fluorouracil, 5-FU
  • Cream: 0.5%, 0.50%, 1%, 4%, 5%
  • Cream, Augmented: 4%
  • Injection: 50mg/ml
  • Solution: 1%, 2%, 5%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Fluorouracil, 5-FU: (6 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0378-4791 Fluorouracil 5 mg/g Topical Cream by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-8078 Fluorouracil Cream Cream 5 mg/g Topical Cream by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 43547-258 Fluorouracil 50 mg/ml Topical Solution by Solco Healthcare Us LLC
  • 43547-259 Fluorouracil 20 mg/ml Topical Solution by Solco Healthcare Us LLC
  • 66530-258 Fluorouracil 5 mg/g Topical Cream by Spear Dermatology Products Inc
  • 68682-004 Fluorouracil 5 mg/g Topical Cream by Oceanside Pharmaceuticals

Other drugs which contain Fluorouracil, 5-FU or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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