What is this medication?
Keratolytic Agent; Topical Skin Product
External genital and perianal warts (Condylomata acuminata)
How does this medication work?
Sinecatechins, Veregen mechanism in the clearance of genital and perianal warts is unknown. It has shown antioxidant properties in vitro, however the significance in this is unknown.
How should I take this medication?
Topical: Apply a thin layer 3 times daily to all external genital and perianal warts until all warts have been cleared to a maximum duration of 16 weeks.
How to Take: Apply a thin layer of ointment to all external lesions with fingers. Wash hands before and after application. Discontinue treatment if the severity of local skin reactions becomes unacceptable. For females requiring tampon use during treatment, tampon should be inserted prior to application of ointment to prevent accidental application of ointment into the vagina. May stain clothing or bedding. Store at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) until dispensed; after dispensing, patient may store under refrigeration or up to 25°C (77°F).
You Need to Avoid: Do not wash ointment off affected area after application. Do not apply internally; do not apply to open wounds; do not apply occlusive dressing. Sexual contact should be avoided while ointment is on skin. Do not allow product to freeze.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Sinecatechins, Veregen make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take, if you have an HPV infection, are immunocompromised, are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Sinecatechins, Veregen use has been associated with adverse events such as skin irritation.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Localized burning, local discomfort, erythema, pruritus, skin erosion, skin sclerosis, vesicular eruption, local pain, dermal ulcer, localized edema, desquamation
Note this is not a complete list of side effects, only the most common
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