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Picato Medication Information

A healthcare provider may recommend the prescription medication Picato® (ingenol mebutate) to treat a precancerous skin condition called actinic keratosis. Information on this medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider to help ensure a safe and effective treatment.
 
Although Picato may be effective for many people, it is not appropriate for everyone. For example, you may not be able to use it if you have a sunburn or certain other skin problems. Also, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their healthcare provider about any potential risks.
 
Actinic keratosis results from sun damage and causes dry, scaly precancerous patches on the skin. Picato helps to treat this skin condition by killing the cells of the actinic keratosis lesions. This medication comes in the form of a gel and is applied once daily for either two or three days in a row, depending on the area being treated.
 
(For more information on this medication, click Picato. This Web selection covers important details on what to expect during treatment with this drug, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.)
 

Picato Medication Information

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