Does fluorouracil affect just damaged skin or will my entire face be red and raw?
Question posted by tcdeck on 1 Jan 2014
Last updated on 1 January 2014 by kathyhanson
It is a systemic drug, so yes it is possible that it will affect your whole face, hands, feet... body. What I found interesting was that in one cited case, a woman who had swelling, blistering, peeling on her hands and feet was given a nicotine patch prior to the infusion, and these side effects disappeared. I suggest that you read the info given at the drop down menu above under Drugs A-Z, especially the part for medical professionals. It is very informative, but too much info to give on the public forum. My best wishes for effective treatment of your cancer.
- Fluorouracil uses and safety info
- Fluorouracil information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Fluorouracil (detailed)
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