Bleomycin Injection for Warts
How It Works
Bleomycin is an anticancer medicine used to stop tumor growth.
Why It Is Used
How Well It Works
There is no consistent proof on how effective bleomycin is for warts.
Bleomycin causes pain during and after the injection into a wart. Longer-term side effects include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
Bleomycin is injected into warts that have been resistant to other treatments. It is usually used as a last resort because the injection is painful and expensive.
Bleomycin is considered too toxic to safely treat children or pregnant or breast-feeding women.
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