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Efudex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is fluorouracil topical (Efudex)?
- What are the possible side effects of fluorouracil topical (Efudex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about fluorouracil topical (Efudex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using fluorouracil topical (Efudex)?
- How should I use fluorouracil topical (Efudex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Efudex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Efudex)?
- What should I avoid while using fluorouracil topical (Efudex)?
- What other drugs will affect fluorouracil topical (Efudex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Efudex)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not apply a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Efudex)?
An overdose of fluorouracil topical is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, or if fluorouracil topical has been ingested, call a poison control center or an emergency room for advice.
What should I avoid while using fluorouracil topical (Efudex)?
Do not use other prescription or over-the-counter skin products without first talking to your doctor during treatment with fluorouracil topical. They may interfere with the treatment or increase irritation of the skin.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (e.g., sun lamps) during and immediately following treatment with fluorouracil topical. Use a sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) 15 and wear protective clothing when sun exposure is unavoidable. Individuals with fair skin may require a sunscreen with a higher SPF rating.
What other drugs will affect fluorouracil topical (Efudex)?
Do not use other prescription or over-the-counter skin products without first talking to your doctor during treatment with fluorouracil topical. They may interfere with treatment or increase irritation to the skin.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with fluorouracil topical. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about fluorouracil topical written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Efudex Information
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- Efudex Side Effects Center
- Efudex Overview including Precautions
- Efudex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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