5-FU cream formulation displays unique profile

June 1, 2001

Washington - The new 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 0.5 percent topical cream (Carac) indicated for the treatment of actinic keratoses offers more targeted drug delivery along with the potential for a more favorable safety profile than a previously available formulation containing a 10-fold higher concentration of active ingredient, according to results from comparative studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.