Becaplermin Pharmacology


About Becaplermin
Recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor (rhPDGF-BB), Wound repair agent ( diabetic skin ulcers).
Mechanism of Action of Becaplermin
Becaplermin is recombinant human platelet-derived growth factors that mimic a protein that occurs naturally in the body. The growth factor stimulates the migration of cells to the ulcer site, encouraging the patient`s body to grow new tissue that heals these open wounds. It also promotes the chemotactic recruitment and proliferation of cells involved in wound repair and enhancing the formation of granulation tissue.
Pharmacokinets of Becaplermin
Absorption: Absorption after topical administration is minimal.
Onset of Action for Becaplermin
Duration of Action for Becaplermin
2-3 hours
Half Life of Becaplermin
Side Effects of Becaplermin
1.Erythematous rash
Contra-indications of Becaplermin
1. Hypersensitivity to Becaplermin
2. Cancer at the site of application
Special Precautions while taking Becaplermin
1.Prolonged use
2.For external use only
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Indications for Becaplermin
1. Wound healing
2.Diabetic neuropathic plantar foot ulcers
Interactions for Becaplermin
To date, no formal studies to evaluate drug interactions of becaplermin with other drugs have been conducted.
Typical Dosage for Becaplermin
Adults and children 16 years of age and over-Apply an amount of gel once a day and leave it on for twelve hours. The amount applied will change each week depending on the changing size of the skin ulcer.
Schedule of Becaplermin
Storage Requirements for Becaplermin
Store in the refrigerator keeps the medicine from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children
Effects of Missed Dosage of Becaplermin
Apply the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Becaplermin
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

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