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Desonide vs. Efudex for Cancer

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Desonide

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Other Names: Desowen

Efudex

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/ 2,003 posts
Other Names: Carac   Fluorouracil   Fluoroplex
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 2,003 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Desonide is the generic name of a low potency topical corticosteroid that has been available since the 1970s. It is primarily used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and contact dermatitis in both adults and children. ... 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 n781lc
March 9, 2014
n781lc wrote
Rosacea: Desonide and Metrogel
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By r0cc0
February 15, 2014
r0cc0 wrote
acne vulgaris, eczema
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By FredL
October 12, 2013
FredL wrote
the best and least painful way to use Carac and Efudex
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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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What patients are saying about Desonide vs. Efudex

6 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
just what should be happening\" I can stop using EFUDEX and...
...His first comment was\" all right, that is just what should be happening\" I can stop using EFUDEX and now am using Desonide to speed the healing process which could take another...
using desonide cream with efudex I am into day 14 of efudex...
...desonide cream with efudex I am into day 14 of efudex treatment and am having ...areas. My doc prescribed Desonide cream and I ...still applying the efudex if I wa...
My dermatologist prescribed Desonide which I'm finding...
Just finished a 2 week efudex treatment on my whole face. ...cheeks,nose and between my eyes and sideburns. My dermatologist prescribed Desonide which I'm finding to help the healing process. I've...
Kerrie,  I have been using Efudex all over my face for 16...
...Kerrie,  I have been using Efudex all over my face ...painful now but my doc prescribed a cortisone cream called Desonide and I think it helps.  ...after you apply the Efudex. I'm also using...
a prescription to Desonide Cream (0.05%  corticosteroid)...
...6 of a 14 day Efudex program.  Applying to all of ...can workout first, but not always.   Dr. gave a prescription to Desonide Cream (0.05%  corticosteroid) for use to deal with irritation....
doctor prescribed a steroid lotion named Desonide and...
...Kerrie, I've been utilizing Efudex all through my face ...but my medical doctor prescribed a steroid lotion named Desonide and I believe it ...following you apply the Efudex. I am also em...
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