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The medication should be applied with care near the eyes, nose, and mouth. Excessive reaction in these areas may occur due to irritation from accumulation of drug. FLUOROPLEX® (fluorouracil topical cream) Cream is applied with the fingers, and the hands should be washed immediately afterward.
The reaction to FLUOROPLEX® (fluorouracil topical cream) Cream in treated areas may be unsightly during therapy, and, in some cases, for several weeks following cessation of therapy.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/6/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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