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General Information on Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel

Generic Name : Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel

Latest prescription information about Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel. 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 Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel

International- Picato.

Why is Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a protein kinase C inhibitor, prescribed for actinic keratosis. It works by causing the death of certain cells in the body.

When should Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel?

Topical- Adult- Face or scalp: Apply 0.015% gel to affected area qDay for 3 consecutive days.
Trunk or extremities: Apply 0.05% gel to affected area qDay for 2 consecutive days.

How should Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

It should not be used in unhealed wounds.

Avoid contact with eyes or mouth.

What are the side effects of Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel?

   Most Common : Redness, scaling, crusting, swelling, pustulation, erosion/ulceration, application site pain.
   Miscellaneous : Headache, itching, irritation.

What are the other precautions for Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ingenol Mebutate Topical Gel?

Store it at room temperature (20C to 25C).

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