Picato (Ingenol mebutate)
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Ingenol mebutate Information
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- Remove the cap from a new tube of ingenol mebutate gel just before you are ready to use it.
- Squeeze the gel from the tube onto your fingertip. Use just enough gel to cover the area your doctor has instructed you to treat. One tube contains enough gel to cover a skin area of about 2 inches by 2 inches.
- Spread the gel evenly over only the skin area you are treating.
- Wash your hands right away after applying the gel. Be careful not to touch your eyes before you wash your hands. If the area you are treating is on your hands, wash only the fingertip you used to apply the gel.
- Safely throw away the tube in the household trash after a single use.
- Allow the treated area to dry for 15 minutes. Do not wash or touch the treated area for at least 6 hours. Be careful not to get the gel on the skin of another area of your body or to touch another person with the treated area.
- Do not cover the treated area with bandages or other dressings.
- After 6 hours, the treated area can be washed with mild soap and water.
Before using ingenol mebutate gel,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to ingenol mebutate, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in ingenol mebutate gel. Ask your pharmacist or check the manufacturer's information for the patient for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any other treatments for actinic keratosis.
- tell your doctor if you have other skin problems, including side effects from other treatments or sunburn, in the area you will be treating. You should not use ingenol mebutate gel until your skin has healed.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using ingenol mebutate gel, call your doctor.
- redness, flaking, scaling, crusting, or swelling of the skin
- pain, itching, or irritation of the treated skin
- irritation of the nose and throat
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- feeling faint
- throat tightness
- swelling of the lips or tongue
- eye pain, swelling or drooping of your eyelids, or swelling around your eyes
- blisters, pus, ulcers, or other sores on the skin