Drug ID: 2d00000010
Drug Name: Becaplermin
Generic Names: Regranex
Category: Miscellaneous Dermatologicals
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: Dose is based on the size of the ulcer.
Recommended In: This medication is a wound-healing agent, prescribed for lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers (skin ulcers of the lower legs or feet caused by diabetes) with other medications. It rejuvenates body cells that involved in wound healing and tissue growth.
Directions For Use: It comes as a gel to apply topically as directed by your physician.
Storage: Store it in refrigerator (2° - 8° C).
Dosage Forms: Gel
Side Effects: Severe allergic reactions such as rash, hives, itching, difficulty in breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; and irritation.
In Case of Overdose: There are no data on the effects of becaplermin overdose.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cancer, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, nose, and mouth.
Contraindicated in patients with skin cancer where this medication can be applied and known hypersensitivity.
Drug Interaction: No information available yet, but no interaction observed yet.