Ingenol Mebutate

Actinic Keratosis
11 Active Studies for Ingenol Mebutate

What is Ingenol Mebutate

Ingenol mebutateThe Generic name of this drug
Treatment SummaryPicato (Ingenol mebutate) is a gel used to treat actinic keratosis, a skin condition caused by too much sun exposure. It was approved by the FDA in 2012. The active ingredient in Picato, PEP005, is a natural extract from the plant Euphorbia peplus that has been used traditionally to treat skin conditions like warts and cancer. PEP005 also shows promise in treating certain types of leukemia by inducing cell death in myeloid leukemia cells and acute myeloid leukemia cells.
Picatois the brand name
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Ingenol Mebutate Overview & Background
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Generic Name
First FDA Approval
How many FDA approvals?
Ingenol mebutate


How Ingenol Mebutate Affects PatientsIt is not yet understood how ingenol mebutate works to cause cell death in actinic keratosis.
How Ingenol Mebutate works in the bodyThe way ingenol mebutate works to treat actinic keratosis is unclear, but it is thought to work by killing cells that cause the condition. It may also reduce the activity of proteins in cells responsible for the condition. This could lead to changes in pathways that reduce the activity of cells that cause actinic keratosis.

When to interrupt dosage

The suggested dosage of Ingenol Mebutate is contingent upon the diagnosed malady. The amount of dosage fluctuates as per the strategy of delivery (e.g. Topical or Gel) specified in the table beneath.
Actinic Keratosis
0.05 %, , 0.015 %, 0.00015 mg/mg, 0.0005 mg/mg
Topical, Gel, Gel - Cutaneous, , Gel - Topical, Cutaneous


Common Ingenol Mebutate Drug Interactions
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Ingenol Mebutate Toxicity & Overdose RiskCommon side effects of using this drug include skin reactions near the site of application, headaches, swelling around the eyes, and a sore throat.
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Ingenol Mebutate Novel Uses: Which Conditions Have a Clinical Trial Featuring Ingenol Mebutate?

Currently, 7 clinical trials are assessing the efficacy of Ingenol Mebutate in treating Actinic Keratosis.
Clinical Trials
Trial Phases
Actinic Keratosis
12 Actively Recruiting
Not Applicable, Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3

Ingenol Mebutate Reviews: What are patients saying about Ingenol Mebutate?

5Patient Review
Ingenol Mebutate for Red Patches from Sun Exposure on the Face or Scalp
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Patient Q&A Section about ingenol mebutate

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is ingenol mebutate used for?

"Picato gel is used to treat a skin condition called actinic keratosis. It contains the active ingredient ingenol mebutate, which comes from a plant. This ingredient works by killing the cells that make up the scaly skin patch."

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Why was Picato taken off the market?

"The MHRA has announced the suspension of the marketing license for ingenol mebutate gel (Picato) due to studies demonstrating an increased risk of skin malignancies from the drug."

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What is ingenol mebutate topical gel?

"Nov 15, 2015Ingenol mebutate gel is used to treat actinic keratosis. Ingenol mebutate is in a class of medications called cytotoxic agents. It works by killing fast-growing cells."

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Is Picato gel still available?

"- LEO Pharma announced it will permanently discontinue the manufacture of Picato (ingenol mebutate) gel. The discontinuation is due to business reasons and is not related to any safety, efficacy or quality concerns. The phase-out is expected to be completed by the end of 2020."

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Clinical Trials for Ingenol Mebutate

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