Generic Name : Becaplermin Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals ICD Code : Y56.9
International- Regranex. Why it is 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 it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with skin cancer where this medication can be applied and known hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Topical- Dose is based on the size of the ulcer. How it should be taken :
It comes as a gel to apply topically as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2° - 8° C).
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