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Picato

Generic Name: ingenol topical (IN je nol TOP i kal)
Brand Names: Picato
Picato (ingenol) gel is used to treat actinic keratosis, a condition caused by too much sun exposure. Includes Picato side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Picato (ingenol) works by causing the death of certain cells in the body. Picato gel is used to treat actinic keratosis (a condition caused by too much sun exposure). Picato gel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Use Picato gel exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Using too much of this medicine, or using it for too long can increase your risk of severe skin Reactions. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after applying the gel. Do not use Picato on sunburned skin, or on areas of skin that are still healing after surgery or treatment with other medications. Wait until these conditions have healed before using Picato. Do not get this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water and call your doctor at once. Avoid getting the medication in your mouth or vagina. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Learn more

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Picato Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about ingenol topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Picato.

In Summary

Common side effects of Picato include: dermal ulcer, localized vesiculation, skin erosion, swelling of skin, and erythema of skin. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to ingenol topical: topical application gel/jelly

Along with its needed effects, ingenol topical (the active ingredient contained in Picato) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ingenol topical:

More common

  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • pain and itching at the application site
  • redness of the skin (severe)
  • skin ulcers
  • swelling of the skin

Less common

  • Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • discharge or excessive tearing
  • eye pain
  • infection at the application site
  • redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • swelling around the eyes

Some side effects of ingenol topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Flaking or scaling of the skin
  • redness of the skin (mild)

Less common

  • Headache

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ingenol topical: topical gel

General

The most commonly reported side effects were local skin responses including erythema, flaking/scaling, crusting, swelling, vesiculation/postulation, and erosion.

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions

Local

Very common (10% or more): Application site erythema (up to 94%), application site exfoliation (up to 90%), application site scab (up to 80%), application site swelling (up to 79%), application site erosion/ulceration (up to 32%), application site vesicles (up to 20%), application site pain (including application site burning) (up to 15%)

Common (1% to 10%): Application site pruritus, application site irritation

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Application site discharge, application site paresthesia, application site ulcer, application site warmth

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Flaking/scaling (85%), crusting (80%), vesiculation/postulation (56%)

Postmarketing reports: Allergic contact dermatitis

Immunologic

Very common (10% or more): Application site pustules (up to 43%)

Common (1% to 10%): Application site infection

Postmarketing reports: Herpes zoster

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Eye lid edema, periorbital edema

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Eyelid pain

Frequency not reported: Chemical conjunctivitis, corneal burn, eyelid ptosis

Other

Very common (10% or more): Swelling (79%)

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Picato (www.drugs.com/picato.html).