1 % 5-FU cream is used on the skin to treat pre-cancerous and cancerous skin growths. It is a topical chemotherapy cream. It blocks the growth of fast-growing abnormal skin cells where it is applied.
This is an “off label use” for this medicine. An FDA-approved drug used for an unapproved use is called an “off-label” use to treat your disease or condition.
Aldara™ is an immune modulator. It helps your body to fight the virus that can cause abnormal cells. It is used to treat genital warts. This medicine is also an “off-label” use.
Your provider will give you instructions to follow in this format:
At bedtime ___ days of the week for ___ weeks.
You must keep your follow-up visits to be sure the cream is treating your lesions.