WITH CARAC CREAM
Carac (fluorouracil) Cream, 0.5% is used by adults to treat skin conditions on the face and front part of the scalp called solar keratosis or actinic keratosis.
Important Safety Information
Carac should not be used by women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant because the drug can harm the baby or unborn baby.
Carac should not be used in patients with a condition where the body is missing an enzyme known as DPD. Although rare, the drug can cause severe stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, fever and chills if used in these patients. Stop using the drug and contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
During treatment, avoid prolonged time in sunlight or exposure to other forms of ultraviolet irradiation such as sun lamps, as it may cause a stronger reaction to the drug.
Most patients using Carac get skin reactions where the medicine is used, including redness, dryness, burning, pain, erosion (loss of the upper layer of skin), and swelling. Irritation at the application site may last for two or more weeks after therapy is discontinued.
Do not use Carac on the eyes, eyelids, nostrils, or mouth. Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor.
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