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Picato Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on March 26, 2021.

Generic name: ingenol mebutate 150ug in 1g
Dosage form: gel

For the treatment of actinic keratosis on the face or scalp Picato gel, 0.015% should be applied to the affected area once daily for 3 consecutive days.

For the treatment of actinic keratosis on the trunk or extremities Picato gel, 0.05% should be applied to the affected area once daily for 2 consecutive days.

Picato gel may be applied to the affected area, up to one contiguous skin area of approximately 25 cm2 (e.g., 5 cm × 5 cm) using one unit dose tube. After spreading evenly over the treatment area, the gel should be allowed to dry for 15 minutes. Patients should wash their hands immediately after applying Picato gel and take care not to transfer the applied drug to other areas, including the eye. Patients should avoid washing and touching the treated area for a period of 6 hours after application of Picato gel. Following this time, patients may wash the area with a mild soap.

Avoid transfer of Picato gel to periocular area [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Avoid application near and around the mouth and lips.

For topical use only; not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

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