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REGRANEX
BECAPLERMIN - TOPICAL GEL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

BECAPLERMIN - TOPICAL GEL

(beh-CAP-ler-min)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Regranex

Uses

This medication is used to help heal skin ulcers.

How To Use

Wash hands thoroughly before applying this medicine. To avoid contaminating the container tip, do not touch it to the skin or any other surface. This product is placed on the surface of an ulcer exactly as directed, generally once daily until healing occurs. Learn proper technique for measurement (number of inches of gel needed for each use) and application of the drug on the ulcer area. The amount needed will vary depending on the ulcer size. Apply a thin layer over the entire affected area as directed. Consult your doctor and pharmacist. The ulcer may take 2 to 5 months to heal. If no improvement occurs in 2 months, consult your doctor.

Side Effects

Unlikely but report promptly any skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies, cancer in the ulcer area. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: all other skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

Use this product along with a doctor-approved ulcer care program (e.g., which includes not walking on affected feet). Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Refrigerate this product between 36 and 46 degrees F (2- 8 degrees C) away from moisture. Do not freeze.