What is Efudex used for?
Efudex (Fluorouracil) cream is an antimetabolite topical cream used to prevent the growth of cancerous skin cells. It can be used if skin cancer has been identified or if you have a skin condition that could lead to developing cancer. It treats symptoms such as crusty, scaly or red coloured skin. If you are unsure how Efudex is meant to benefit you, call your doctor or pharmacist for diagnosis.
Frequently Asked Questions About Efudex
Before you begin using Efudex Cream, and after every refill, carefully read and understand the medication guide provided with the product. When you buy Efudex Cream online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns as proper use will provide the most benefit.
Apply the cream to clean, dry skin, at least 10 minutes after drying it. Apply a thin layer of medication to the affected area. Even if you wore gloves, you should still wash your hands after each application.
Avoid bandaging or wrapping the treated areas after each application. If you feel that the skin needs to be covered, call your doctor to determine if it may be covered with gauze. Avoid getting any Efudex cream in your eyes, nose, mouth or mucous membranes. Rinse generously with water if these areas come in contact with the cream.
Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it seems to worsen. Do not increase your dose as taking this more often will not improve your condition and can increase your risk of experiencing side effects.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant. This product may cause birth defects.
Drug interactions can
The following drugs are known to interact with Efudex Cream. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
- Dengue Tetravalent Vaccine, Live
- Typhoid Vaccine
- Bacillus of Calmette and Guerin Vaccine, Live
- Yellow Fever Vaccine
- Cholera Vaccine, Live
- Influenza Virus Vaccine, Live
- Adenovirus Vaccine
- Poliovirus Vaccine, Live
- Smallpox Vaccine
change the way your medications work or can leave you at an increased risk of negative side effects. Sometimes you should never use two drugs together than interact. In other cases, you can have your doctor take precautions that will allow you to use two medications that would otherwise interact.
The following medications interact with Efudix:
This is not a complete list of drug interactions with Efudix cream buy online. Ensure you consult your doctor and give them a list of the prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products and vitamins you may be taking so that they can properly monitor for drug interactions.
Efudex Cream has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking Efudex Cream, talk to your doctor or emergency care. Report side effects with Efudex Cream to your doctor if you find them unmanageable and call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Efudex Cream online.
- watery eyes
- increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
- skin rash
- Burning feeling where medicine is applied
- soreness or tenderness of skin
- Darkening of skin
The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Efudex Cream online.
Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Your doctor or pharmacist is the best source of information on how to use this medication and potential health risks that may be associated with it. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.