INGENOL TOPICAL

(IN je nol TOP i kal) Brand: Picato

What is the most significant information I must know about ingenol topical?

• Use exactly as predesigned by your doctor. Using too many of this medication, or using it for too long can magnify your risk of severe skin reactions. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

• Wash your hands with soap and water till and after applying ingenol topical.

• Do not use ingenol topical on sunburned skin, or on areas of skin that are still healing after surgery or treatment with another medications. Wait before these conditions have healed till using ingenol topical.

• Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water and call your doctor at once.

• Avoid getting the medicine in your mouth or vagina. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.

Avoid letting treated skin areas come into contact with another people. Avoid touching a treated skin area and then touching your eyes.

• Call your doctor if your skin condition does not improve or if it gets worse during treatment.

What is ingenol topical?

• Ingenol works by causing the death of determined cells in the body.

Ingenol topical (for the skin) is used to treat actinic keratosis (a condition caused by too many sun exposure).

Ingenol topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medicine guide.

What must I discuss with my healthcare provider till using ingenol topical?

• You must not use ingenol topical if you are allergic to it.

• FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether ingenol topical will harm an unborn child. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

• It is not known whether ingenol topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. Do not use this medicine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How must I use ingenol topical?

• Use exactly as predesigned by your doctor. Do not use in larger or less amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

• This medicine comes with patient instructions for safety and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

For 0.015% gel: To treat actinic keratosis on the person and scalp, ingenol topical is generally applied once daily for 3 days in a row.

For 0.05% gel:To treat actinic keratosis on the arms and legs or stem, ingenol topical is generally applied once daily for 2 days in a row.

Using too many of this medication, or using it for too long can magnify your risk of severe skin reactions.

• Wash your hands with soap and water till and after applying this medicine.

• Let the skin to dry for at least 15 minutes after applying ingenol topical.

• Avoid touching or washing the treated skin for 6 hours after applying ingenol topical. Avoid activities that may reason hard sweating. After 6 hours have passed, you may wash the treated skin with a mild soap.

• Do not cover the treated skin with a bandage.

• Do not use ingenol topical on sunburned skin, or on areas of skin that are still healing after surgery or treatment with another medications. Wait before these conditions have healed till using ingenol topical.

• Call your doctor if your skin condition does not improve or if it gets worse during treatment.

• Every single use pipe of this medication is for one use only. Throw away after one use, even if there is still some medication left in it after applying your dose.

• Store this medication in the refrigerator, do not freeze.

What happens if I miss a dose?

• Use the missed doze as soon as you remember. Skip the missed doze if it is nearly time for your following scheduled doze. Do not use extra medication to create up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

• Search abnormal medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

• Overdose symptoms may include severe skin irritation.

What must I avoid while using ingenol topical?

• Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water.

• Avoid getting this medicine in your mouth or vagina. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.

Avoid letting treated skin areas come into contact with another people. Avoid touching a treated skin area and then touching your eyes.

What are the possible side effects of ingenol topical?

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

Wash off the medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious skin reaction such as severe itching, burning, oozing, blisters, redness, swelling, or skin changes where the medicine is applied.

• Stop using ingenol topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

· severe eye pain or swelling;

· puffy eyes; or

· drooping eyelids.

• Smaller serious side effects may include:

· headache; or

· mild skin irritation, itching, dryness, flaking, or crusting of the skin where the medication was applied;

· sore throat, sinus pain.

• This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What another drugs will affect ingenol topical?

• It is not likely that another drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied ingenol topical. But much drugs can interact with every another. Speak your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal commodity. Do not start a new medicine without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

• Your pharmacist can provide more information about ingenol topical.

Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.

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