What is Flonida (Fluorouracil) used for?
Flonida (Fluorouracil) is a topical medication prescribed to treat malignant skin cancers. It operates by destroying rapidly reproducing cells, such as cancer cells, to prevent its spread allowing other procedures to be performed to completely remove the melanoma. This action may also make it useful for treating scaly overgrowths of skin or other similar conditions. Your doctor may prescribe this medication along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Flonida (Fluorouracil)?
Flonida (Fluorouracil) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Most patients are recommended one daily administration, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication, thoroughly rinse and dry the area to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medicine to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands after each administration to prevent the cream from contacting the mucous membranes or areas of skin not being treated.
What are the side effects of Flonida (Fluorouracil)?
Flonida (Fluorouracil) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious or worrying side effects occur being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Flonida (Fluorouracil) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, under the age of eighteen, allergic to fluorouracil, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who are currently taking antiviral nucleoside medications. Also inform your doctor if you have a DPD deficiency as this condition may cause unexpected problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Flonida (Fluorouracil) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Flonida (Fluorouracil) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.