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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

5-fluorouracil/salicylic acid topical solution 
A topical formulation containing 0.5 % of antimetabolite 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and 10% of salicylic acid, with potential antimitotic and keratolytic activity. Upon cutaneous application, 5-FU in the 5-fluorouracil/salicylic acid topical solution impedes pyrimidine metabolism thereby inhibiting cell growth, while the salicylic acid induces anti-inflammatory response and results in keratolytic effect. This may result in the breakdown of keratinocytes and prevent proliferation of keratinocytes locally. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:low-dose 5-fluorouracil/salicylic acid
Foreign brand name:Actikerall
Abbreviation:low-dose 5-FU/SA
Code name:LAS 41005