Usually sometime during the first week of application mild inflammation occurs.
The sometimes unsightly effects of fluorouracil (Efudex) occurs in four phases:
Early inflammatory phase: During the first week of application, mild inflammation occurs.
Inflammatory phase: During the following weeks, redness, and swelling occur with some crusting and burning.
Tumor disintegration phase: Lesions resolve as the skin exfoliates.
Healing phase: Over 1 to 2 weeks, new skin grows into the treatment area.
- Efudex Information for Consumers
- Efudex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Efudex (detailed)
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