Generic Name and Formulations:
Fluorouracil 1%; crm; contains benzyl alcohol.
Multiple actinic or solar keratoses.
Apply twice daily until erosion occurs (usually 2–6 weeks). May require increased frequency and duration for areas other than the head and neck.
Apply cautiously near eyes, nose, mouth. Avoid mucous membranes, occlusion, ulcerated/inflamed skin, exposure to sun or UV light. Wash hands after application if fingers were used. Notify patients of expected skin reaction. Biopsy unresponsive lesions. Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Pain, pruritus, burning, irritation, inflammation, contact dermatitis, telangiectasia, hyperpigmentation, scarring.
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