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Published: 8/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
5-FU Ointment 5% Kyowa
 Active ingredient:
Fluorouracil
 Dosage form:
white ointment
 Print on wrapping:
(print on label)KH001 5-FU軟膏5%協和

Effects of this medicine

This medicine has effects to suppress proliferation of cancer cells by inhibiting synthesis and functions of the cancer cell gene.
It is usually used in the treatment of skin malignant tumor.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply an appropriate amount on the affected area 1 to 2 times a day.
    An occlusive dressing technique (ODT) is usually used. In this method, the applied area is covered with waterproof film (e.g. plastic wrap) to enhance therapeutic effects on the affected area and to prevent the medicine from attaching to the peripheral normal skin. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes when applying. If applied with your hands, wash your hands immediately after applying.
  • If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally apply more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop applying this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Make sure not to expose the applied area to sunlight as much as possible.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include pain, pigmentation, redness or local bleeding tendency. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • pain in the applied area [pain in the applied skin]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Consult your pharmacy or hospital about how to discard them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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