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Generic: fluorouracil topical
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It is used on the skin to treat skin cancer and skin conditions that could become cancer
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for checks on your progress. You will need to use this medicine for 2 to 6 weeks. This may be longer depending on the condition being treated. You may not see full healing for another 1 to 2 months after you stop using the medicine.

Treated areas of skin can look unsightly during and for several weeks after treatment with this medicine.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/ booths.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • severe redness and swelling of normal skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dark colored skin
  • eye irritation including burning, itching, sensitivity, stinging, or watering
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sun and ultraviolet light
  • pain and burning of the affected area
  • scaling or swelling of the affected area
  • skin rash, itching of the affected area
  • tenderness

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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