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Important Instructions for Picato

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Picato include the following:
  • For use on the face or scalp, the gel is applied once daily for three days in a row. For use on the trunk or extremities (arms and legs), the gel is applied once daily for two days in a row.
  • Wash your hands immediately after applying the medication. Be very careful to avoid getting any of the gel in your eyes.
  • Allow the gel to dry for 15 minutes after application. Try not to touch or wash the treated areas and try to avoid excessive sweating for six hours after applying the gel.
  • If you accidentally touch the treated area within six hours, make sure to wash your hands right away; be very careful to avoid accidentally touching your eyes until you have washed your hands.
  • For Picato to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of Picato your healthcare provider recommends will depend mostly on the area(s) of the body being treated. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Picato Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Picato

Just like any medicine, Picato may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common. Although almost everyone who uses Picato will experience some type of skin reaction, very severe skin reactions are less common.
In studies, some of the most common side effects of this medication included:
  • Redness of the skin
  • Flaking and scaling
  • Crusting
  • Swelling.
(Click Picato Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Picato Medication Information

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