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FDA Warns of Illnesses and Deaths in Pets Exposed to. . .
« on: January 18, 2017, 11:55:44 AM »
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FDA Warns of Illnesses and Deaths in Pets Exposed to Prescription topical (human) cancer treatment: Fluorouracil


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January 18, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners, veterinarians, health care providers and pharmacists that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to the topical cancer medication Fluorouracil Cream USP 5% (5-FU.) intended for use in people. Fluorouracil may also be marketed under the brand names Carac, Effudex and Fluoroplex. People using this medication should use care when applying and storing the medication if they are also in a household with pets, as even very small amounts could be dangerous to these animals.

Continued at: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm537434.htm
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