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Veregen Warnings and Precautions

Before beginning treatment with Veregen, you should understand that this drug may cause potentially serious problems, such as severe skin reactions or allergic reactions. Other warnings to be aware of before using Veregen include safety precautions for women who are pregnant or nursing. Also, this medicine is specifically designed for use in people who have a normal immune system.


What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Veregen® (sinecatechins) if you have:
  • A weakened immune system due to any cause
  • Any other skin problems
  • Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Precautions and Warnings for Veregen

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using this medication include the following:
  • Veregen usually causes skin reactions. These reactions vary from a little redness to severe problems like painful ulceration of the skin. If your reaction is severe, you will have to stop using this medicine, either temporarily or permanently.
  • Do not use Veregen on skin that is not fully healed from surgery or other treatments, including other medications.
  • Avoid exposing the treated area to sunlight (this includes both natural sunlight and sun lamps).
  • Veregen is approved only for people with normal immune systems. It probably works along with the body's own immune defenses and may not work well for people with a weakened immune system.
  • Avoid applying the medication to the eyes, inside the vagina, or inside the anus. Extreme irritation would likely occur. Uncircumcised males treating warts under the foreskin need to carefully retract the foreskin and gently clean the area every day to prevent phimosis (the inability to retract the foreskin).
  • Veregen is a pregnancy Category C medicine, which means it might not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown (see Veregen and Pregnancy for more information.)
  • It is unknown if Veregen passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, check with your healthcare provider (or your child's healthcare provider) before using this product (see Veregen and Breastfeeding).

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