Carac vs Efudex

Carac
(Rx)
Efudex
(Rx)
Carac is a skin medication.
Efudex is a skin medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.2
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Concern level
2.5
Concern level
2.3
Approval Date
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October 27, 2000
July 29, 1970
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
2,130 Discussions
2,428 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Carac is prescribed for Actinic Keratosis and Basal Cell Carcinoma and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Actinic Cheilitis, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
Efudex is prescribed for Actinic Keratosis and Basal Cell Carcinoma and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Actinic Cheilitis, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Car
Itching
10
Peeling
6
Burning
5
Bleeding
4
Discomfort
3
Blisters
2
Nausea
2
Headaches
2
Allergy
2
Tiredness
1
Efu
Itching
9
Burning
5
Bleeding
4
Blisters
3
Discomfort
3
Nausea
2
Allergy
2
Rash
1
Headaches
1
Insomnia
1
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Carac
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Efudex
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Itching
Car
Efu
10
9
Peeling
Car
Efu
6
0
Burning
Car
Efu
5
5
Bleeding
Car
Efu
4
4
Discomfort
Car
Efu
3
3
Blisters
Car
Efu
2
3
Nausea
Car
Efu
2
2
Headaches
Car
Efu
2
1
Allergy
Car
Efu
2
2
Tiredness
Car
Efu
1
0
Itching
Efu
Car
9
10
Burning
Efu
Car
5
5
Bleeding
Efu
Car
4
4
Blisters
Efu
Car
3
2
Discomfort
Efu
Car
3
3
Nausea
Efu
Car
2
2
Allergy
Efu
Car
2
2
Rash
Efu
Car
1
0
Headaches
Efu
Car
1
2
Insomnia
Efu
Car
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Carac is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
X Category X
Efudex is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Carac and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Efudex and alcohol.
Method of use
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Ointment
Ointment
Dosages
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Cream: 0.5%
Solution: 2%, 5%
Cream: 5%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Fluorouracil
Fluorouracil
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Carac and Efudex: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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