Veregen

Generic Name: Sinecatechins

  • What is Veregen?

    Veregen is a topical ointment (medicine applied to the skin surface) used to treat warts on the outside of the genitals and around the outside of the anus.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Veregen?

    Veregen is not a cure for warts on your genitals and new warts may develop during or after treatment. If new warts develop during the 16-week treatment period, these should also be treated with Veregen.

    Veregen is not a treatment for warts in the vagina, cervix, or inside the anus.

    Do not use Veregen in the eyes, mouth, or on open wounds.

    If you experience open sores or other severe reactions at the locations you applied Veregen, stop the treatment and call your doctor immediately.

    If you choose to have sexual contact while using Veregen, you must wash off the ointment carefully before having protected sexual contact, as the ointment may weaken condoms and vaginal diaphragms. Talk to your doctor about safe sex practices.

  • Who should not take Veregen?

    Do not use Veregen if you are allergic to it or to any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Veregen?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Veregen. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, are using any other type of skin product, have open wounds on the area to be treated, or if you have a weak immune system (become sick very easily).

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply a small amount of the ointment to all warts three times a day: in the morning, at noontime, and in the evening. Continue the treatment until complete clearance of all warts; however, do not treat for longer than 16 weeks.

  • How should I take Veregen?

    Use Veregen only on the affected areas exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

    Veregen should be applied to all warts using your finger(s), dabbing it on to ensure complete coverage, and leaving a thin layer of ointment on the warts. Wash your hands before and after applying Veregen.

    Do not wash off the ointment from the treated areas before the next application. When you wash the treated areas or bathe, apply the ointment afterwards.

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

  • What should I avoid while taking Veregen?

    Do not apply Veregen on open wounds, into the vagina, or into the anus. Avoid sexual contact (genital, anal, or oral) when Veregen is on your genital or around your anal skin.

    Avoid contact with your eyes, nostrils, and mouth while ointment is on your finger(s).

    For women using tampons, insert the tampon before applying the ointment. If you need to change your tampon while the ointment is on your skin, avoid getting the ointment into the vagina.

    Do not expose the treated genital area to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds.

    Do not cover the treated area. You may wear loose-fitting undergarments.

    Do not wear light colored clothes while you are using Veregen, as it may stain your clothes and light colored bedding.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Veregen?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Veregen at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Veregen?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: burning, erosion (the wearing away of the skin surface), itching, pain, redness, sores or blisters, swelling on or around the application site

  • Can I receive Veregen if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Veregen during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Veregen?

    If you miss a dose of Veregen, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Veregen?

    Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. Keep the tube closed tightly.