Fluorouracil (Topical)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Fluorouracil (Topical)?

(flure oh YOOR a sil)

• This medicine is used to treat precancerous skin lesions.

• This medicine is used to treat skin cancer.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

• If you are a male and sexually active, protect your partner from pregnancy. Use birth control that you can trust.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Eye irritation.

• Hair loss. Hair usually grows back when medicine is stopped.

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department...

 
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