Sinecatechins

Name: Sinecatechins

Sinecatechins Dosage

Take sinecatechins exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Sinecatechins dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Sinecatechins is available in the following doses:

  • Sinecatechins Topical 15% Topical Ointment

Forms of Medication

Sinecatechins is available in the following forms:

  • Topical Ointment

Sinecatechins Dosage and Administration

Administration

Topical Administration

Apply topically to the skin as a 15% ointment.1 4 For external use only.1

Avoid contact with the eyes; do not administer orally, intravaginally, or intra-anally.1 Do not apply to open wounds.1

Wash hands before and after application.1 Apply a thin layer to each wart with the finger(s), dabbing to ensure complete coverage.1 Do not use bandages, occlusive dressings, or wrappings.1

Uncircumcised males treating warts under the foreskin should retract the foreskin and clean the area daily.1

Washing ointment from the treated area prior to the next application is not necessary.1 If bathing or washing the treatment area, apply ointment afterwards.1 (See Advice to Patients.)

Dosage

Adults

HPV Infections External Genital and Perianal HPV Warts Topical

Apply a 0.5-cm strand of ointment to each wart 3 times daily, dabbing with fingers to ensure complete coverage and leaving a thin film on warts.1 4

Continue therapy until all warts have completely cleared or for a maximum of 16 weeks.1 4

Safety and efficacy of multiple treatment courses not established.1

Prescribing Limits

Adults

HPV Infections External Genital and Perianal HPV Warts Topical

Maximum of 16 weeks.1 4

Special Populations

No special population dosage recommendations.1

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Review Date: October 4, 2017

Brand Names U.S.

  • Veregen

Contraindications

There are no contraindications listed in the prescribing information.

Canadian labeling: Additional contraindications (not in US labeling): Hypersensitivity to the extract from green tea leaves or any component of the formulation.

Storage

Store at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) until dispensed; after dispensing, patient may store under refrigeration or up to 25°C (77°F). Do not freeze.

Pregnancy Risk Factor C Pregnancy Considerations

Adverse events have not been observed in animal reproduction studies. Sinecatechins ointment may weaken condoms and diaphragms. Sinecatechins should not be used during pregnancy (CDC [Workowski 2015])

Patient Education

• Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)

• Patient may experience redness, edema, burning, itching, or pain. Have patient report immediately to prescriber severe skin irritation, skin sores, oozing, bleeding, painful urination, difficult urination, groin or pelvic pain, or edema (HCAHPS).

• Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.

Intended Use and Disclaimer: Should not be printed and given to patients. This information is intended to serve as a concise initial reference for health care professionals to use when discussing medications with a patient. You must ultimately rely on your own discretion, experience, and judgment in diagnosing, treating, and advising patients.

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