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Ingenol Mebutate Side Effects

Most people who use ingenol mebutate will develop some type of skin reaction, such as redness, flaking, or swelling. In most cases, side effects of this medication are usually minor and easy to treat. However, it is important to let your healthcare provider know right away if you develop severe skin reactions, wheezing, or other potentially dangerous problems.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Ingenol Mebutate

Just like any medicine, ingenol mebutate (Picato®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Although almost all people using this medication will develop some sort of skin reaction to the product, most reactions such as these are minor.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with ingenol mebutate. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Ingenol Mebutate Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of ingenol mebutate are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Severe or intolerable skin reactions
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
In addition, tell your healthcare provider if you get ingenol mebutate in or near the eyes, as the product can be extremely irritating to the eyes.

Ingenol Mebutate Information

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