- Basic Info
Generic: becaplermin topical
A topical agent - It is used on the skin to treat ulcers on the lower legs in patients with diabetes
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the treated area without asking your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your doctor or health care professional may change your dose weekly or every other week as the size of your ulcer changes. If your skin ulcer does not get smaller in 10 weeks or does not get better after 20 weeks, ask your doctor or health care professional if you should continue using this medicine.
This medicine works best when used with other methods for good skin ulcer care such as not bearing weight on the leg that has the skin ulcer.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1- 800- FDA- 1088.
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store in the refrigerator at 2 to 8 degrees C (36 to 46 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused portion after the expiration date.
NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.