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What are all uses for diclofenac sodium gel 3%?

Posted 20 Sep 2018 by Kathleen38415 3 answers

I picked up a script today for the above. It is supposed to be for arthritis pain in knees, but on the box, the pharmacy label and monograph it says for "actinic keratosis". Can anyone tell me why? Pharmacist said it is definitely used for arthritis pain.

Efudex - How long do you apply Efudix 5% cream?

Posted 3 Sep 2016 by hillcrestcoley 1 answer

I have used Efudix before for actinic keratosis but can't remember at what stage you stop using it. I don't want to carry on for more time than needed. The lesion is returning in the same place(nose) as before ( two years ago.)

Picato - Do you have to wash off after 6 hours?

Posted 7 Mar 2017 by jjewels 1 answer

I started it this afternoon and am wondering if I have to wash off after 6 hours? I am not having a big reaction so far and it has been 5 1/2 hours.

Efudex -What could I do to hide the unfortunate effects of this product during treatment?

Posted 19 Jan 2018 by bill judge 1 answer

I have a job involving face to face with the public and have had it prescibed by the G.P. for facial A.K.

Does EFUDEX have a recommended shelf life? I have two tubes prescribed in 2005 and stored in a?

Posted 4 Nov 2009 by djgrabe 1 answer

... constant temp environment around 60-70 degrees. Safe to use?

Is it normal to have blistering on face after first application of Picato?

Posted 7 Jan 2017 by bookworm48 1 answer

I have several areas of AK on my face. I applied Picato as instructed, washed off this morning, applied moisturizer. When I went to apply sun screen later, I noticed a good sized blister to left of my lip (lower cheek). Is this normal? Any recommendations? Should I discontinue treatment?

With increasing breakouts using Carac, how long can I expect treatment to go on?

Posted 16 Sep 2011 by Lholly 1 answer

I started using Carac cream in mid August on my nose. The cream has found multiple areas now on my cheeks, a few areas on my lower lip (actinic chellitis??), and now is starting up on my forhead. If the areas are bumpy and look like a rash, but not yet scaling over, should I continue applying the ...

I have used carac for six weeks once daily and had no effect?

Posted 14 May 2013 by monadnock 3 answers

After the first month the Dr said try a couple more weeks. Still no redness, not sore no effect at all. Anyone have this happen (or rather, not)

Actinic Keratosis - hi there, I have been prescribed efudex for AK on the tip of my nose - first?

Posted 25 Jul 2013 by bigbird16 1 answer

... treatment. I have a social event on the 23rd August and its really important for me that my skin has cleared by then - 4 weeks exactly. Is it enough time or should i delay treatment?

I left my Picato out of the fridge for about 12 hours... has anyone else done this?

Posted 7 Nov 2013 by dri1962 1 answer

Hi, I saw some previous posts but no answers about if there is an issue with leaving the Picato out of the refrigerator for a certain period of time. I left mine out for about 12 hours in high 50 degree temps. I see others left it out for a week. Let me know please...

Imiquimod - treatment time for using aldara for basal cell carcinoma and actinic keratosis?

Posted 10 Apr 2018 by Lovelivewell 1 answer

The doctor put me on Aldara for three BCC's and four AK's on my legs, three days a week; every other day with weekends off.. I then saw the doctor again three weeks later at which time he told me to continue treatment but use it every day with weekends off. I'm not sure if I should ...

Is Efudex as effective if used 1-2 weeks on, 2 weeks off?

Posted 17 Apr 2010 by JimF sensitive skin 1 answer

I started using Efudex for about a week, applying it in the morning and again at night, which I don't think I should have done, but it worked quite well. Because of business obligations I discontinued it for 2 weeks, and my skin recovered and looked much better than at first. Now I've ...

How is Carac different from the old 5-fluorouracil ceam?

Posted 4 Nov 2010 by ruby2oozdy 1 answer

My new dermatologist ordered Carac Fluorouracil cream. My copay was 2.5 times what it would hve been for 5-fluorouracil. Am I paying more for the same thing? (Note: My 5-F was 0.05%, Carac is 0.5%. I can't imagine putting 10X th amt on my skin as I was using with 5-F. Do these numbers really ...

Has anyone used the stronger Picato 0.05% on face?

Posted 27 Sep 2012 by grandpa7 1 answer

Normally .05% is for body use but dermatologist indicated that better results were achieved with stronger Picato with no downside.

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