What is Carac?
Carac (for your skin) is a treatment for excessive skin scaly patches (actinic or solar keratosis). Carac can also be utilized to treat basal cell carcinoma. Carac can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guide to medication.
Side effects of Carac
See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.
Carac can cause severe adverse effects. Take a break from Carac and contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:
Excessive pain or swelling on the skin treated;
Intense itching, burning, severe itching, or irritation
New or worsening skin lesions;
Fever, chills, or
Severe stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting.
When your skin starts to heal, it may appear dry, red, tender, and itchy. This is a normal response, regardless of whether the symptoms become worse over just a few days. In time, the dead skin begins to fall off, and you'll notice raw skin appearing. Consult your physician about when you should stop taking the medication if you see indications of improvement.
Common adverse effects of Carac could include:
Skin burning, pain, itching, or irritation.
Skin darkening or scarring.
Swelling and redness on the skin or
Tiny blood vessels beneath the skin.
This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Do not take it if you're expecting. Use effective birth control and inform your doctor if you are pregnant while you are receiving treatment.
Before you take this drug
Carac should not be used. Carac If you have an allergy to fluorouracil or are:
DPD (dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase) deficiency is a metabolic disorder.
Do not take Carac when you are expecting. It could harm the unborn baby or cause birth defects. Utilize effective birth control methods to avoid pregnancy while taking this medicine. Breastfeeding is not advised when using Carac. Carac is not permitted to be used by anyone younger than 18 years of age.
How to take Carac?
Follow the directions on your prescription label and go through all medication guides or instruction sheets. Make sure you use the medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not chew it. The topical medication is intended to be used only on the skin.
Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that are included in your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for clarification if you are unsure of the instructions. Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying this medication in the event that it is applied in the treatment of a hand problem. The caregivers who administer this medication should wear gloves made of rubber.
Apply just enough medicine to cover the skin with a thin layer. Do not cover the affected skin with bandaging or plastic unless your physician instructs you to. Don't apply Carac to skin that's irritated, peeling, wounded, or has open wounds. Make sure that the skin has completely healed before applying Carac.
It's possible that you'll need to apply for Carac for up to six weeks. The treated skin might have an unattractive appearance while it heals. This can take several weeks. Storage at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Don't freeze. The medicine container should be kept securely sealed when not in use. Keep it out of a pet's reach and out of the reach of children. Don't use Carac to treat skin conditions that have not been evaluated by your physician.
What happens If miss a dose?
Take the medicine as fast as you are able, but avoid the dose you missed if it is getting close to the time of the next dose. Don't apply two doses at the same time.
What happens If miss a dose?
For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should be avoided?
Do not apply Carac on your eyelids or within your nose, eyes, or mouth. Rinse your eyes with water or saline if the medicine is absorbed into your eyes. Don't let Carac accumulate within the skin folds that surround your nose, mouth, or eyes. Take care when applying the medication to these regions. Beware of other medications that can affect the areas treated with fluorouracil unless a doctor advises you to. Avoid tanning beds as well as sun exposure.. Carac could cause skin to burn more quickly. Be sure to wear protective gear and apply sunblock (SPF 30 or greater) while you're outdoors.
Interaction with other drugs
The skin care treatment will not be affected by any other medications you take. However, many medications can interact with each other. Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are currently taking, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.