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Fluorouracil

Popular Brands: : Fluorouracil, Efudex, Carac, Adrucil, Efudix
Official FDA Reports86,542
Social Media Events340
Total Posts271
Avg. Review Score3.93/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Fluorouracil
Manufacturers
  • Aqua Pharmaceuticals Llc
  • Hill Dermaceuticals Inc
  • Pharmacia And Upjohn Co
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America Llc

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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Fluorouracil Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Fluorouracil

Erythema

Side Effects: peeling, redness , inflamation, but all side effects were expected.

made the affected area peel and removed the discoloration. prescribed to remove possible precan...


Source: Efudex (Fluorouracil Topical)

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Skin Exfoliation

Side Effects: peeling , redness, inflamation, but all side effects were expected.

made the affected area peel and removed the discoloration. prescribed to remove possible precan...


Source: Efudex (Fluorouracil Topical)

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Inflammation

Side Effects: peeling, redness, inflamation , but all side effects were expected.

made the affected area peel and removed the discoloration. prescribed to remove possible precan...


Source: Efudex (Fluorouracil Topical)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Teresa G. in fdb.rxlist.com on March 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I recently had much success using the carac treatment on my entire forehead and nose. I did not have any pain, just felt like a bad sunburn and the irration lasted just two weeks. The benefits have ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Pruritus, Syncope, Burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... that they describe the side effects as red and itchy, like "a bad sun burn." I have had bad sun burns (hence the flurorouracil) and none of them compared to this stuff. The pain, coupled with the horr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Pruritus, Swelling

Posted By Lynn in fdb.rxlist.com on February 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... on it before I was ready to throw it in the trash. My chest is covered in pre cancerous lesions, so the cream definitely works, I just can't take the pain, burning, itching, swelling....it's driving ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation, Blister, Sunburn, Eye swelling

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Feel like I have a very bad sunburn. use it on arms before and did a great job. This time on forehead and scalp. Yes there is a burning sensation which is a well known side effect. But ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Basal cell carcinoma, Actinic keratosis, Discomfort, Tenderness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 22, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Had basal cell carcinoma surgically removed from tragus (front of ear).left red,sore patch. All "nasties" removed. Advised to try Efudex. Have persevered for some time but to no avail. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By JoD in fdb.rxlist.com on April 24, 2014 @ 12:00 am

This is a follow-up to my review of 4/21/14. My 2-week follow-up appt with my dermotologist went well. She was pleased with the results she observed on my face and said not to continue the treatment. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Rash, Skin hyperpigmentation

Posted By JoD in fdb.rxlist.com on April 21, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Three months ago I had my dermatologist examine a darkened area about the size of a nickel on my right cheek. It had become irritated with red scaly bumps. A biospy was done and report stated it was a...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abnormal sleep-related event

Posted By fluorouracil: My doctor found ... in drugs.com on February 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am

My doctor found what he thought might be burgeoning skin cancer on my bald head. First time, he 'burned' them off with whatever he sprayed on my head. Next visit (way later on) he said the spots hadn'...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By fluorouracil: Used Efudex 7 ye... in drugs.com on February 24, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Used Efudex 7 years ago. Now using Carac 0.5%. Apparently the same dosage of Fluorouracil but in a different cream base. My dermatologist said that the Carac seems to be less aggressive. Only use o...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Scar

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 23, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... unsightly to be seen in public. Feels like falling on asphalt scraped on your face, but it gets better. I finished treatment worried I was going to be left with a pinkish red scar across my forehead...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.