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Carac

Rx
/ 1,963 posts
Other Names: Efudex   Fluorouracil

Efudex

Rx
/ 2,044 posts
Other Names: Carac   Fluorouracil   Fluoroplex
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 1,963 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 2,044 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.
Waite? Really!
John  |  December 15, 2014
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

299 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Treatment I have been on Efudex 5% for five days. Still...
...Treatment I have been on Efudex 5% for five days. Still nothing but a little stinging. No...
and tips on using Efudex or Carac Already, washing my...
RE: Lessons learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac Already, washing my hair this morning gave me better...
a 14 day, 2X/day treatment of Efudex. I told him the first...
...treatment of Carac. The ...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 acts quicker....
and tips on using Efudex or Carac Hey Kathy, Great...
RE: Lessons learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac Hey Kathy, Great news. From this point on the...
learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac Hi Suzie, I...
RE: Lessons learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac Hi Suzie, I thought of you all day today. How did you make...
days than that. My reaction to Carac started w/in 3 days...
...Gel before starting Carac, as my ...days than that. My reaction to Carac started w/in 3 days and I think that is due to using the Retin A first. I'm glad ...which are being treated w/Carac or...
reaction to Efudex? I used Carac and it took at least 14...
...Now that you have completed your treatment - did you ever have any reaction to Efudex? I used Carac and it took...
learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac I'm in Hong...
RE: Lessons learned and tips on using Efudex or Carac I'm in Hong Kong sweating buckets in 36 C heat at the moment. Unfortunately it only cools...
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...
for 3 weeks. I am on the Carac, not the Efudex. It seems...
...She said to aim for 3 weeks. I am on the Carac, not the Efudex. It seems that the Efudex is 2x/day. Wonder what the differece is between these...
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