FAQs About Treating External Genital and Perianal Warts with VEREGEN®

Frequently Asked Questions About External Genital and Perianal Warts (EGW) and VEREGEN®

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What are EGW?

EGW are growths that appear on the genitals or near the anus. They may be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large. They may appear within several weeks or even months after sexual contact (genital, anal, or oral) with someone who has HPV.

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What causes EGW?

They are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). You can get them by having sexual contact with someone who has HPV.

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Can I have EGW even if I don't see them?

They don't have to be seen to be there. Sometimes you can't see any on your partner. But he or she may still have an HPV infection and infect you.

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How can a doctor tell if I have EGW?

If you think you have EGW or have been exposed to HPV, see your doctor. Only your doctor can tell you for sure.

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Why is treatment for EGW important?

If you have EGW, treatment may help prevent spreading them. Treatment does not eliminate HPV infection.

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What is VEREGEN®?

VEREGEN® is a medicine to be used only on the skin (topical) and for the treatment of EGW only on the outside of the genitals and around the outside of the anus. It should be used by people 18 years and older who are able to develop a normal immune response.

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What are the possible side effects of VEREGEN®?

The most common side effects with VEREGEN® are local skin and application site reactions, including redness, itching, burning, pain, sores, swelling, hard spots, and rash with blisters. Some of these side effects could be a sign of an allergic reaction. If you experience open sores or other severe reactions in the areas you applied VEREGEN®, stop treatment and call your doctor right away.

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Important Safety Information

Do not use VEREGEN® (sinecatechins) Ointment, 15% if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product. Do not use VEREGEN® Ointment, 15% for warts in the vagina, cervix, or inside the anus. Avoid contact with your eyes, nostrils and mouth while ointment is on your finger(s).

Avoid use of VEREGEN® on open wounds. Do not expose skin that has been treated with VEREGEN® to the sunlight, sunlamps or tanning beds. Tell your doctor if you are using any other type of skin product on the area to be treated. Avoid sexual contact (genital, anal or oral) when VEREGEN® Ointment, 15% is on your genital or perianal skin. If you do choose to have sexual contact, you must wash off the ointment carefully before having protected sexual contact as the ointment may weaken condoms and vaginal diaphragms.

Be sure to tell the doctor if you have a weak immune system, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have used VEREGEN® before. Avoid using this product in patients younger than 18 years of age or for longer than 16 weeks. If your warts do not go away or come back after treatment contact your doctor.

The most common side effects with VEREGEN® Ointment, 15% are local skin and application site reactions including (incidence ≥20%): redness, itching, burning, pain, sores, swelling, hard spots, and rash with blisters.

For more information, consult your healthcare professional.

Please see Full Prescribing Information for VEREGEN®.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Please visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Indication

VEREGEN® is indicated for the topical treatment of external genital and perianal warts (Condylomata acuminata) in immunocompetent patients 18 years and older.

Important Safety Information

Do not use VEREGEN® (sinecatechins) Ointment, 15% if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product. Do not use VEREGEN® Ointment, 15% for warts in the vagina, cervix, or inside the anus. Avoid contact with your eyes, nostrils and mouth while ointment is on your finger(s).

Avoid use of VEREGEN® on open wounds. Do not expose skin that has been treated with VEREGEN® to the sunlight, sunlamps or tanning beds. Tell your doctor if you are using any other type of skin product on the area to be treated. Avoid sexual contact (genital, anal or oral) when VEREGEN® Ointment, 15% is on your genital or perianal skin. If you do choose to have sexual contact, you must wash off the ointment carefully before having protected sexual contact as the ointment may weaken condoms and vaginal diaphragms.

Be sure to tell the doctor if you have a weak immune system, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have used VEREGEN® before. Avoid using this product in patients younger than 18 years of age or for longer than 16 weeks. If your warts do not go away or come back after treatment contact your doctor.

The most common side effects with VEREGEN® Ointment, 15% are local skin and application site reactions including (incidence ≥20%): redness, itching, burning, pain, sores, swelling, hard spots, and rash with blisters.

For more information, consult your healthcare professional.

Please see Full Prescribing Information for VEREGEN®.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Please visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Indication

VEREGEN® is indicated for the topical treatment of external genital and perianal warts (Condylomata acuminata) in immunocompetent patients 18 years and older.

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