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Carac

Rx
/ 1,943 posts
Other Names: Efudex   Fluorouracil

Efudex

Rx
/ 2,012 posts
Other Names: Carac   Fluorouracil   Fluoroplex
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 1,943 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 2,012 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By FredL
October 12, 2013
FredL wrote
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.
How long do you Waite between the first 14 day period and the second 14 day treatment ?
Bill  |  September 4, 2014
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By Flora
May 28, 2014
Flora wrote
fluorouracil
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By Tony
September 27, 2013
Tony wrote
Efudex and night sweat.
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By Franny
August 18, 2013
Franny wrote
Efudex (Post treatment - healing phase)
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By Lynne
August 3, 2013
Lynne wrote
Nausea, headache, fatigue
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What patients are saying about Carac vs. Efudex

294 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
or Efudex Has anyone used the Carac on the back of their...
RE: Side Effects of Carac or Efudex Has anyone used the Carac on the back of their hands? i am using in between my nose and lip and on the back of my hands and the back of my hands are...
face bled and scabbed and got infected (awful experience...
...basal cancers I used Efudex for two weeks 20 years ago - my entire face bled and scabbed and got infected (awful experience). Afterward, my skin looked ...neck, and forearms using Carac starting...
a day treatment of Efudex even though the concentration...
...out what the difference is between Efudex and Carac.  There is a very detailed ...dated 2-18-08 that explains it.  Carac should only be used once ...twice a day treatment of Efudex even thoug...
learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac Yes, I had...
...learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac Yes, I had problems the...
got a shock. I am on Carac not efudex I thought they were...
For everyone  I just went on a web site of old posts and got a shock. I am on Carac not efudex I thought they were one in the same As I read further I realized  am not using what most of you...
learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac Chin up. You've...
RE: Lessons learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac Chin up. You've been through it before and you know the pain and discomfort are temporary. Not the best time to be having the heatwave...
Especially what to do after stopping the efudex treatment....
Hi Lisa, Did you use the Carac on your lips. How did ...and they have me on Efudex, twice daily. I am on ...about actinic cheilitis. Especially what to do after stopping the efudex treatmen...
Efudex or Carac will normally cause \"erosion\" and you...
Yes, Efudex or Carac will normally cause \"erosion\" and you also have to be careful of sunlight, etc.  If your doc is just thinking AK, then what is the hurry?  But you may look into...
cells, my dermatologist prescribed me Efudex to use for 4...
...my dermatologist prescribed me Efudex to use ...of information about Efudex and Carac online, and it seems that Carac has much lower concentration of fluorouracil compared to Efudex. Would thi...
husband is supposed to start either Carac or Efudex for his...
Hello, My husband is supposed to start either Carac or Efudex for his skin cancer, and so far all the stories I've read point to a very grueling month of this treatment, with pain, itching...
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