Flonida Cream (Generic Fluorouracil) is available in 1% and 5 % strength.
Fluorouracil the active pharmaceutical ingredient in Flonida cream stops the growth of abnormal skin cells. It is used to treat various skin conditions such as keratosis, superficial basal cell carcinoma, psoriasis and genital warts.
Name of Drug
Manufacturer of Flonida Cream
Aurochem Laboratories (I) Private Limited
Marketed by and distributed by Menarini Italy
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Flonida Cream
The active pharmaceutical ingredient in Flonida Cream is fluorouracil.
Uses of Flonida Cream
Flonida Cream is used to treat the below mentioned indications:
- solar keratosis
- actinic keratosis
- superficial basal cell carcinoma
- Bowen's disease (a type of skin cancer)
- It also is used to treat some noncancerous conditions in which cells are dividing rapidly, including
- genital warts
- porokeratosis (an unusual inherited skin condition causing dry patches on the arms and legs)
Generic Fluorouracil Cream works best on the face and scalp and is less effective on other areas of the body. It also destroys sun-damaged skin cells making the skin smoother and more youthful-appearing.
Flonida Cream (Generic Fluorouracil) - Dosage and Administration
Usual Adult Dose for Skin Cancer:
Superficial basal cell carcinoma:
Apply 5% cream to lesions twice daily with gloves or nonmetal applicators. Treatment should continue for at least 3 to 6 weeks, and may be required for as long as 10 to 12 weeks to resolve the lesions.Usual Adult Dose for Keratosis:
Apply to the affected area once a day. Actinic or solar keratosis:
Apply to the affected area twice daily with gloves or nonmetallic applicator, using sufficient amount to cover the lesions.
The usual duration of therapy is 2 to 4 weeks, until the inflammatory response reaches the erosion state, at which time treatment is discontinued. Lesions may not heal completely for 1 to 2 months after fluorouracil therapy has been discontinued. Solar keratoses which do not respond to treatment should be biopsied to confirm the diagnosis.
Do not treat children with Generic Flonida Cream.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Flonida Cream belongs to the class of antineoplastic agents, it is an antimetabolite.
Flonida Cream (topical fluorouracil, Carac, Efudex, Fluoroplex) is a medication that is used to treat conditions of the skin in which there is rapid multiplication (division) of cells, for example, skin cancer. In order to multiply or divide, cells must produce DNA for each new cell. The DNA is critical since it is the genetic material that directs the activity of all cells. Production of DNA depends on the production of RNA which serves as a messenger during the production of DNA. Fluorouracil prevents the formation of RNA which, in turn, prevents the formation of DNA. As a result, cells cannot multiply. With continued treatment, the remaining cells also die.
Apply the missed dose of Generic Fluorouracil as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule. Ask your doctor about what you should do if you miss a dose. DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
Storage Instructions for Flonida Cream (Generic Fluorouracil)
Store Flonida Cream at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Warnings and Precautions when using Flonida Cream
Do not use Flonida Cream, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid pregnancy for 1 month after you stop treatment.
Do not treat children with Flonida Cream.
Your skin will be more sensitive to sunburn when you use Flonida Cream. Use a sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) 15 while your skin is exposed to the sun or artificial UV rays.
Flonida Cream may cause lightning of your skin.
Do not use Flonida Cream, if you have dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency.
Avoid using Flonida Cream on your eyelids and in your eyes, nose and mouth.
Possible Side Effects of Flonida Cream
Serious side effects are not likely to occur. Stop using Flonida Cream and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).
Flonida Cream may cause skin irritation, dryness, scaling or peeling (exfoliation), rash, and other local reactions. Eye irritation has also been reported. If these side effects are excessive or worsen with continued treatment, contact your doctor.
Buy Generic Fluorouracil (Flonida Cream) 1% and 5 % Online
You can buy Generic Fluorouracil (Flonida Cream) online from the Swiss Pharmacy. It is available in tubes of 10 g. The 10 g 1% Tubes are priced at only $7.5 per unit if you place an order for 10 tubes.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Monday, 05. September 2011.
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