Select therapeutic use:

Actinic keratoses:

Indications for: EFUDEX

Multiple actinic or solar keratoses. Superficial basal cell carcinoma when conventional therapy is impractical (5% only); see full labeling.

Adult Dosage:

Keratoses: Apply twice daily until erosion occurs (usually 2–4 wks). Basal cell carcinoma (5% only): Apply twice daily, usually for 3–6 weeks (obliteration may take 10–12 weeks).

Children Dosage:

Not established.

EFUDEX Contraindications:

Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) deficiency. Pregnancy.

EFUDEX Warnings/Precautions:

Do not apply into eyes, nose, or mouth. Avoid mucous membranes, occlusion, ulcerated/inflamed skin, exposure to UV light. Wash hands after application if fingers were used. Advise patients of expected skin reaction. Biopsy unresponsive lesions. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

See Also:

EFUDEX Classification:

Antimetabolite.

Adverse Reactions:

Burning, crusting, allergic contact dermatitis, pruritus, scarring, rash, soreness, ulceration; leukocytosis.

Generic Drug Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Soln (w. drop dispenser)—10mL, 25mL; Crm—40g

Pricing for EFUDEX

40g of 5% tube of cream (Qty: 1)
Appx. price $55
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Melanoma and other skin cancers:

Indications for: EFUDEX

Multiple actinic or solar keratoses. Superficial basal cell carcinoma when conventional therapy is impractical (5% only); see full labeling.

Adult Dosage:

Keratoses: Apply twice daily until erosion occurs (usually 2–4 wks). Basal cell carcinoma (5% only): Apply twice daily, usually for 3–6 weeks (obliteration may take 10–12 weeks).

Children Dosage:

Not established.

EFUDEX Contraindications:

Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) deficiency. Pregnancy.

EFUDEX Warnings/Precautions:

Do not apply into eyes, nose, or mouth. Avoid mucous membranes, occlusion, ulcerated/inflamed skin, exposure to UV light. Wash hands after application if fingers were used. Advise patients of expected skin reaction. Biopsy unresponsive lesions. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

See Also:

EFUDEX Classification:

Antimetabolite.

Adverse Reactions:

Burning, crusting, allergic contact dermatitis, pruritus, scarring, rash, soreness, ulceration; leukocytosis.

Generic Drug Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Soln (w. drop dispenser)—10mL, 25mL; Crm—40g

Pricing for EFUDEX

40g of 5% tube of cream (Qty: 1)
Appx. price $55
GoodRx