Is fluorouracil hazardous?

* 5-Fluorouracil can affect you when breathed in and by passing through your skin. * Contact can irritate and burn the eyes and skin. * 5-Fluorouracil can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. * Exposure to 5-Fluorouracil can cause headache, fatigue, dizziness and mental confusion.

Is fluorouracil carcinogenic?

B. No evidence of carcinogenicity was found, but the studies suffered from limitations with regard to duration or dose1.

Is fluorouracil flammable?

Fire / Explosion Hazards: Not flammable. Section 8). Minimize exposure.

What are the side effects of fluorouracil?

Fluorouracil may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • loss of appetite.
  • nausea.
  • unusual tiredness or weakness.
  • dizziness.
  • headache.
  • hair loss.
  • dry and cracked skin.
  • vision changes.

Can you shower after Efudex?

6. The area may be washed as you normally would with soap and water. Do not wash the face for at least three hours after Efudex (or Carac) application.

How do you dispose of fluorouracil cream?

Put the medication in a sealable container, such as a plastic bag or coffee can. Mix the medication with an undesirable substance such as cat litter or used coffee grounds. Do not crush pills, tablets, or capsules. Seal the container and be sure to put it in the trash, not the recycling.

Does fluorouracil damage healthy skin?

Fluorouracil (flure oh yoor’ a sill) is a drug that is used to treat actinic keratoses. This is a pre-cancerous skin growth caused by the sun. Fluorouracil reacts against the pre-cancerous sun-damaged skin but does not usually affect normal skin.

Does fluorouracil lower your immune system?

The most important side effect is on the bone marrow where blood cells are made. Fluorouracil can decrease the production of blood cells, leaving people susceptible to infection.

How long does fluorouracil stay in body?

The chemotherapy itself stays in the body within 2 -3 days of treatment but there are short-term and long-term side effects that patients may experience. Not all patients will experience all side effects but many will experience at least a few.