Topical fluorouracil 5% cream is often abbreviated to 5-FU. The trade name in New Zealand is Efudix™ and it is a prescription medicine. It is a cytotoxic agent or antimetabolite, ie it is toxic to living cells, especially to certain cancer or precancerous cells. It destroys sun-damaged skin cells, so the skin appears smoother and more youthful. Fluorouracil Cream USP, 0.5% (Microsphere), contains fluorouracil for topical dermatologic use. Chemically, fluorouracil is 5-fluoro-2,4(1H, 3H)-pyrimidinedione. The molecular formula is C4H3FN2O2. Fluorouracil has a molecular weight of 130.08.
Topical Fluorouracil Cream USP 5% cream is often abbreviated to 5-FU. The trade name in New Zealand is Efudix™ and it is a prescription medicine. It is a cytotoxic agent or antimetabolite, ie it is toxic to living cells, especially to certain cancer or precancerous cells. It destroys sun-damaged skin cells, so the skin appears smoother and more youthful. Fluorouracil Cream USP Cream USP USP, 0.5% (Microsphere), contains Fluorouracil Cream USP for topical dermatologic use. Chemically, Fluorouracil Cream USP is 5-fluoro-2,4(1H, 3H)-pyrimidinedione. The molecular formula is C4H3FN2O2. Fluorouracil Cream USP has a molecular weight of 130.08.
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Fluorouracil Cream USP Cream USP USP, 0.5% (Microsphere) contains 0.5% Fluorouracil Cream USP, with 0.425% being incorporated into a porous microsphere composed of methyl methacrylate/glycol dimethacrylate crosspolymer and dimethicone. The cream formulation contains the following other inactive ingredients: carbomer 980, dimethicone, glycerin, methyl gluceth-20, methyl methacrylate/glycol dimethacrylate crosspolymer, methylparaben, octyl hydroxy stearate, polyethylene glycol 400, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, sorbitan monooleate, stearic acid, and trolamine.
Fluorouracil Cream USP is a pyrimidine analog that irreversibly binds within a cell to thymidylate synthetase. This prevents the incorporation uracil into nuclear RNA, which destroys abnormal cancer cells.
Important things to remember about the side effects of Fluorouracil Cream USP(cream):
Most people do not experience all of the side effects listed.
Side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset and duration.
Side effects are almost always reversible and will go away after treatment is complete.
There are many options to help minimize or prevent side effects.
There is no relationship between the presence or severity of side effects and the effectiveness of the medication.
The following side effects are common (occurring in greater than 30%) for patients taking flurouracil(cream):
Pain, itching, burning, irritation, inflammation, dryness, swelling, tenderness at the site of application. This will heal once the treatment is complete.
These side effects are less common side effects (occurring in about 10-29%) of patients receiving flurouracil(cream):
Discoloration of the skin or scarring
Increased sensitivity to sunlight
Not all side effects are listed above. Some that are rare (occurring in less than 10% of patients) are not listed here. However, you should always inform your health care provider if you experience any unusual symptoms.
Ciprofloxacin Cream is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections and other conditions. Ciprofloxacin Cream contains Ciprofloxacin as an active ingredient. Ciprofloxacin Cream works by inhibiting the DNA formation to prevent the bacterial reproduction.Detailed information related to Ciprofloxacin Cream's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Paraffin, liquid - paraffin, white soft (moisturisers, anti-itching and protective skin preparations) is an active ingredient that is used in some medicines. The active ingredient is the chemical in a medicine that makes it work. Medicines can have more than one active ingredient and be available under different brand names. Medicines include both active ingredients and inactive ingredients.This page about paraffin, liquid.
Eflornithine interferes with a chemical in hair follicles under the skin, which slows hair growth where the medicine is applied. Eflornithine Hydrochloride Cream is used to reduce unwanted facial hair in women. Eflornithine Hydrochloride Cream does not permanently remove facial hair or prevent hair growth. Eflornithine Hydrochloride Cream may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Eflornithine administered by injection is used to treat African sleeping sickness, a disease caused by protozoa (tiny one-celled animals). However, eflornithine hydrochloride applied topically as a cream is the first agent known to help slow the rate of excessive hair growth. It is marketed under the brand name Vaniqa® and comes as eflornithine hydrochloride 13.9% cream. It is available on prescription from a doctor in the United States and elsewhere.
Isotretinoin SoftGel Gel is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Severe Skin Problems and other conditions. Isotretinoin SoftGel Gel contains Isotretinoin as an active ingredient. Isotretinoin SoftGel Gel works by decreasing the amount of oil secreted by oil glands. Detailed information related to Isotretinoin SoftGel Gel's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Benzoyl Peroxide Cream is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Acne Vulgaris, Blackheads, Spots and other conditions. Benzoyl Peroxide Cream contains Benzoyl Peroxide as an active ingredient. Benzoyl Peroxide Cream works by attacking the bacteria which causes acne. Detailed information related to Benzoyl Peroxide Cream's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Adapalene, also sold under the brand name Differin and Adapale Gel among several other names, is a topical (applied on the skin) drug that is used to heal severe acne. It is similar to vitamin A and helps the skin cells to rebuild. Adapalene may also be used to treat other conditions not listed above.
Hydroquinone Mometasone Tretinoin Cream is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Acne, Lightens Light Brown Color Patches On Skin, Age Spots, Skin Discolorations Associated With Pregnancy, Skin Trauma, Birth Control Pills and other conditions. Hydroquinone Mometasone Tretinoin Cream contains Hydroquinone, Mometasone, and Tretinoin as active ingredients. Hydroquinone Mometasone Tretinoin Cream works by reducing the accumulation of skin pigment and hampers important processes within the cells; reducing the production of substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies; slowing the growth of diseased blood cells; Detailed information related to Hydroquinone Mometasone Tretinoin Cream's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Halobetasol is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation. Halobetasol Propionate Ointment (for the skin) is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Halobetasol Propionate Ointment may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.