Bleomycin Injection for Warts
How It Works
Bleomycin is an anticancer medicine used to stop tumor growth.
Why It Is Used
Bleomycin is injected into warts that have been resistant to other treatments. It is usually used as a last resort because the shot can cause burning or pain at the site of the injection.
How Well It Works
There is no consistent proof on how effective bleomycin is for warts.
All medicines have side effects. But many people don't feel the side effects, or they are able to deal with them. Ask your pharmacist about the side effects of each medicine you take. Side effects are also listed in the information that comes with your medicine.
Here are some important things to think about:
Call your doctor if you have:
Common side effects of this medicine include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
Tell your doctor if you have problems with circulation. Bleomycin injections can cause paleness or coldness when injected into the fingers to treat warts.
Medicine is one of the many tools your doctor has to treat a health problem. Taking medicine as your doctor suggests will improve your health and may prevent future problems. If you don't take your medicines properly, you may be putting your health (and perhaps your life) at risk.
There are many reasons why people have trouble taking their medicine. But in most cases, there is something you can do. For suggestions on how to work around common problems, see the topic Taking Medicines as Prescribed.
Advice for women
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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