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Veregen Side Effects

Generic Name: sinecatechins topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug sinecatechins topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Veregen.

For the Consumer

Applies to sinecatechins topical: topical application ointment

As well as its needed effects, sinecatechins topical (the active ingredient contained in Veregen) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking sinecatechins topical, check with your doctor immediately:

More common:
  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • breakdown of skin
  • burning of skin
  • cracking of skin
  • flushing, redness of skin
  • hardening or thickening of skin
  • irritation of skin
  • itching skin
  • pain or discomfort in skin
  • swelling of skin
  • unusually warm skin
Less common:
  • Bleeding of skin
  • blood in urine
  • break in the skin, especially associated with blue-black discoloration, swelling, or drainage of fluid
  • burning or itching around anus
  • changes in skin coloring
  • discharge from skin
  • dryness of skin
  • increased frequency of urination
  • increased sensitivity to pain
  • increased sensitivity to touch
  • pain or burning during urination
  • peeling of one area of skin
  • pelvic pain
  • problems with foreskin of penis
  • rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  • scarring of skin
  • skin rash, encrusted, scaly and oozing
  • skin rash on the face
  • swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in neck, armpit, or groin
  • tingling in the hands and feet

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sinecatechins topical: topical ointment

General

The most frequently reported side effects were local skin and application site reactions, including erythema, pruritus, burning, pain/discomfort, erosion/ulceration, edema, induration, and vesicular rash.

During clinical trials, 5% of patients experienced local adverse events that led to dose reduction, dose interruption, or discontinuation of this drug. These events included application site reactions (local pain, erythema, vesicles, skin erosion/ulceration), phimosis, inguinal lymphadenitis, urethral meatal stenosis, dysuria, genital herpes simplex, vulvitis, hypersensitivity, pruritus, pyodermitis, skin ulcer, erosions in the urethral meatus, and superinfection of warts and ulcers.[Ref]

Local

Very common (10% or more): Burning (67%), pain/discomfort (56%), erosion/ulceration (49%), induration (35%)
Common (1% to 10%): Discharge, bleeding, localized reaction, scar, irritation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Localized inflammation
Frequency not reported: Vesicles, necrosis, papules, discoloration, eczema, pigmentation changes, dryness[Ref]

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Erythema (70%), pruritus (69%), vesicular rash (20%)
Common (1% to 10%): Desquamation, rash
Frequency not reported: Pyodermitis, cutaneous facial rash[Ref]

Other

Very common (10% or more): Edema (45%)
Frequency not reported: Genital herpes simplex, superinfection of warts and ulcers, perianal infection[Ref]

Hematologic

Common (1% to 10%): Regional/inguinal lymphadenitis
Frequency not reported: Staphylococcemia[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Phimosis
Frequency not reported: Dysuria, vulvitis, cervical dysplasia, pelvic pain[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Common (1% to 10%): Type IV hypersensitivity
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Hyperesthesia[Ref]

Renal

Frequency not reported: Urethral meatal stenosis, erosions in urethral meatus, urethritis[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Veregen (sinecatechins topical)." Fougera, Melville, NY.

It is possible that some side effects of Veregen may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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