Generic name: fluorouracil 5mg in 1g
Dosage form: cream
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Carac cream should be applied once a day to the skin where actinic keratosis lesions appear, using enough to cover the entire area with a thin film. Carac cream should not be applied near the eyes, nostrils, or mouth. Carac cream should be applied ten minutes after thoroughly washing, rinsing, and drying the entire area. Carac cream may be applied using the fingertips. Immediately after application, the hands should be thoroughly washed. Carac should be applied up to 4 weeks as tolerated. Continued treatment up to 4 weeks results in greater lesion reduction. Local irritation is not markedly increased by extending treatment from 2 to 4 weeks, and is generally resolved within 2 weeks of cessation of treatment.
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