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Other name: Efudex (Efudex)
Other name: Carac (Carac)
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Fluorouracil (5-FU or f5U) (sold under the brand names Adrucil, Carac, Efudix, Efudex and Fluoroplex) is a medication that is a pyrimidine analog which is used in the treatment of cancer. It is a suicide inhibition and works through irrevers...
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Fluorouracil (5-FU or f5U) (sold under the brand names Adrucil, Carac, Efudix, Efudex and Fluoroplex) is a medication that is a pyrimidine analog which is used in the treatment of cancer. It is a suicide inhibition and works through irrevers...
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Fluorouracil (5-FU or f5U) (sold under the brand names Adrucil, Carac, Efudix, Efudex and Fluoroplex) is a medication that is a pyrimidine analog which is used in the treatment of cancer. It is a suicide inhibition and works through irrevers...
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Fluorouracil (5-FU or f5U) (sold under the brand names Adrucil, Carac, Efudix, Efudex and Fluoroplex) is a medication that is a pyrimidine analog which is used in the treatment of cancer. It is a suicide inhibition and works through irrevers...
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the best and least painful way to use Carac and Efudex
I have been using fluorouracil for over 10 years now and have discovered that there is no need for discomfort or hideous looking skin in treating sun damaged pre-cancerous skin. Use Carac or Efudex for 10 days to 14 days or until your skin starts to look bad and then stop. Use it again for the same amount of time and then stop. You need to hit the 4-week of usage mark and then you will be done. Two series of 14 days should do it! I found this out by practical experience and then my doctor confirmed my findings. He told me that 14 days twice is what many doctors are now advising for painless but thorough treatment.
Pricilla
January 2, 2015
How long in between treatments?
John
December 15, 2014
Waite? Really!
Bill
September 4, 2014
How long do you Waite between the first 14 day period and the second 14 day treatment ?

about Carac vs. Efudex made me wonder about the differences...
" ...Carac vs. Efudex made me wonder ...was very interesting: http://www.cancercompass.com/message-board/message/all,21073 I'm glad I'm on ... "

learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac I just found...
" RE: Lessons learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac I just found this site and it has been very helpful. But I have to admit I'm discouraged that the recovery period is so long ... I've... "

my Efudex cream 5 days ago. I feel a bit of nausea and a...
" ...noticed your message on the board. I just started my Efudex cream 5 days ago. I feel a bit of nausea and a slight headache like you did. At ...my face. Did you use the Carac one or twice a d... "

my Efudex cream 5 days ago. I feel a bit of nausea and a...
" ...noticed your message on the board. I just started my Efudex cream 5 days ago. I feel a bit of nausea and a slight headache like you did. At ...my face. Did you use the Carac one or twice a d... "

day of treatment with Efudex 5% ,the Australian version...
" ...first day of treatment with Efudex 5% ,the Australian version of carac - 1/day for 3 weeks. My face feels a little stange [tight and tingly] and I had ...and am experiencing waves of nausea, no ... "

went to arms and legs. I now have small nerve neuropathy...
" ...Efudex Please contact your doctor - I ended up with a toxic reaction to the 5fu, symptoms started with extremely dry mouth progressed to numbness in my face went to arms and legs. I now have s... "

ago. Carac must be about the same thing. No side effects...
" ...started Efudex three days ago. Carac must be about the same thing. No side effects yet, although it's ...I am sure that Carac is another chemo deri... "

had the same reaction to both carac and efudex so my doctor...
" I had the same reaction to both carac and efudex so my doctor put me on Aldara. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! It looks as bad and still itches a bit but it doesn't hurt. It is different in... "

had the same reaction to both carac and efudex so my doctor...
" I had the same reaction to both carac and efudex so my doctor put me on Aldara. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! It looks as bad and still itches a bit but it doesn't hurt. It is different in... "

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