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Carac vs. Efudex for Cancer

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Carac

Rx
/ 1,397 posts
Other Names: Efudex   Fluorouracil

Efudex

Rx
/ 1,373 posts
Other Names: Carac   Fluorouracil   Fluoroplex
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 1,397 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 1,373 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.
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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

187 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF USING CARAC 2X'S A DAY FOR 14 DAYS...
HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF USING CARAC 2X'S A DAY FOR 14 DAYS (IN LIEU OF 1X ...process with a 2x's daily dose (similar to many Efudex prescriptions) she said \"SURE!\" Now, I am doing some...
2x a day, treatment with EFUDEX.  The Picato made my entire...
...day, 2x a day, treatment with EFUDEX.  The Picato made my entire ...for 2 weeks after.  The EFUDEX has shown me the number ...to compare the two products, EFUDEX is better.  I can post...
Meg, I am on day 9 of efudex (similar to carac). My spots...
...Meg, I am on day 9 of efudex (similar to carac). My spots started to ...leg. My lips have some fever blisters on them ...guess. I am using Aquaphor on my lips right now and using Cetaphil cle...
ever been treated with Soloraze, Carac or Efudex for your...
...basal and squamous cell. I was wondering if you have ever been treated with Soloraze, Carac or Efudex for your Ak or basal? If so did you notice any benefit to...
a bit puzzled. I have used Efudex 3 times in the past. Two...
...a bit puzzled. I have used Efudex 3 times in the past. ...on day 9 of using Efudex on my upper chest for ...considering upping to 2x. Next time I will suggest Carac to doc. Do I...
2x a day, treatment with EFUDEX.  The Picato made my entire...
...day, 2x a day, treatment with EFUDEX.  The Picato made my entire ...for 2 weeks after.  The EFUDEX has shown me the number ...to compare the two products, EFUDEX is better.  I can post...
start a 3 week treatment of carac cream over my face... I...
ugh! About to start a 3 week treatment of carac cream over my face... I am dreading it. 12 ...to undergo 3 weeks of efudex cream. A year and a ...my neck... 3 weeks of carac cream. My problem is...
a 14 day, 2X/day treatment of Efudex.  I told him the first...
...1X/day treatment of Carac.  The second ...2X/day treatment of Efudex.  I told him the first dr recommended Carac and asked why he thought Efudex.  He said they do the same thing, but the Efudex ...
it. Instead, he prescribed Carac. Also, he only wants me...
...this first treatment doesn't work. I told him I was terrified of the Efudex and I wasn't willing to try it. Instead, he prescribed Carac. Also, he only wants me to use it one week of each month...
Hi Meg, I am on day 9 of efudex (similar to carac). My...
RE: Side Effects of Carac or Efudex On Dec 30, 2013 1:26 ...wrote: Hi Meg, I am on day 9 of efudex (similar to carac). My spots started to light ...I guess. I am using Aquaphor on my lips right...
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