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Sinecatechins

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
 
  • A weakened immune system due to any cause
  • Any other skin problems
  • Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
   
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Sinecatechins to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 

How Does Sinecatechins Work?

It is not entirely clear how sinecatechins works to treat genital warts, although it is thought that its effects might be due to activation of the immune system.
 

Clinical Effects for Sinecatechins

This medication has been thoroughly evaluated in clinical studies. These studies compared sinecatechins to a placebo (an ointment with no active ingredient). These studies demonstrated that sinecatechins was significantly more effective than the placebo for eliminating genital or perianal warts. In studies, 53.6 percent of people using this drug had complete disappearance of warts, compared to only 35.3 percent of people using the placebo.
 

When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with sinecatechins include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of an ointment that is applied to the wart(s) three times a day.
  • Apply the ointment until the warts are gone (up to 16 weeks). 
  • Wash your hands before and after applying sinecatechins.
  • Wash the ointment off before having sex. Sinecatechins can weaken condoms or diaphragms.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.  
 

Sinecatechins Drug Information

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