About Flonida: Flonida 1% Cream (Fluorouracil IP) is a medicinal cream that is prescribed to patients suffering from different skin conditions that are as a result of over-exposure to sunlight. Some of these conditions include solar keratoses and actinic keratoses. Patients suffering from a type of skin cancer known as superficial basal cell carcinoma may also be prescribed this medicine. The cream belongs to a larger class of medicines that is referred to as antimetabolites which are tasked with the killing of abnormal cells, which are known for their fast growing rate, and preventing their further spread. Doctors may also prescribe this medicine for treatment of conditions not mentioned here.
How to use Flonida
Flonida 1% Cream (Fluorouracil IP) comes in a cream form that is strictly for external application only. Before applying the cream, ensure that your hands and the affected area are clean. Wash them properly with soap and rinse with plenty of water then leave both to dry naturally. Take a small but enough amount of cream to cover the area with a thin film then massage until the cream is properly absorbed. Wash your hands straight away after this to prevent further spread of the cream to unaffected areas which could lead to undesired results. Unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise, leave the affected area open, do not cover it.
Always ensure that you adhere strictly to the dosage of Flonida 1% Cream (Fluorouracil IP) that your doctor has prescribed for you. Each prescription of the medicine is calculated and unique. It depends on on with the condition being treated, its severity, current health conditions, medical history and the fact whether you are using other medicine or not. Only use the prescribed amount of the cream for the effective treatment of your condition. Do not use another patient’s dosage or share yours; this may lead to ineffectiveness of the treatment or development of undesired side effects.
Flonida Side Effects
When using Flonida 1% Cream (Fluorouracil IP), you might experience the following side effects which normally range between mild to moderate in severity. In case you feel worried about them, do not hesitate to contact your doctor immediately. These include irritation, pain, and discomforts, reddening of the skin especially area under treatment, burning sensation, tingly feeling, skin inflammation, crusting or irritation. Other severe side effects are also possible to experience, and you should contact your doctor immediately you notice any signs of these; bloody stools, severe irritation, crusting, inflammation or pain, sores, scarring, persisted vomiting and pigmentation.
This cream should not be used on broken skins or open cuts as this could lead to its absorption into the bloodstream and lead to undesired effects. Flonida 1% Cream (Fluorouracil IP) is not always suitable for all patients. Before you start using this medicine, inform your doctor about your pregnancy, your intentions to get pregnant, if you are breastfeeding, your other medications (prescriptions, non-prescriptions, herbal or supplements) and about your illnesses or allergies. If your experience any hypersensitive or allergic reactions, notify your doctor immediately. Some early signs of allergic reactions include chest tightness, difficulties in breathing or swallowing, swelling, hives and skin rashes.