Becaplermin - Drug Information

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General Information on Becaplermin

Generic Name : Becaplermin

Latest prescription information about Becaplermin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Becaplermin

International- Regranex.

Why is Becaplermin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a wound-healing agent, prescribed for lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers (skin ulcers of the lower legs or feet caused by diabetes) with other medications. It rejuvenates body cells that involved in wound healing and tissue growth.

When should Becaplermin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with skin cancer where this medication can be applied and known hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Becaplermin?

Topical- Dose is based on the size of the ulcer.

How should Becaplermin be taken?

It comes as a gel to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Becaplermin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cancer, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, nose, and mouth.

What are the side effects of Becaplermin?

Severe allergic reactions such as rash, hives, itching, difficulty in breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; and irritation.

What are the other precautions for Becaplermin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Becaplermin?

Store it in refrigerator (2 - 8 C).

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