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Picato® (ingenol mebutate) gel, 0.015% or 0.05% is a clear colorless gel for topical administration, which contains the active substance ingenol mebutate, an inducer of cell death.
The chemical name of ingenol mebutate is: 2-Butenoic acid, 2-methyl-, (1aR,2S,5R,5aS,6S,8aS,9R,10aR)-1a,2,5,5a,6,9,10,10a-octahydro5,5a-dihydroxy-4-(hydroxymethyl)-1,1,7,9-tetramethyl-11-oxo-1H-2,8a-methanocyclopenta [a]cyclopropa[e]cyclodecen-6-yl ester, (2Z) - or (1aR,2S,5R,5aS,6S,8aS,9R,10aR)-5,5a-dihydroxy-4-(hydroxymethyl)-1,1,7,9-tetramethyl-11oxo-1a,2,5,5a,6,9,10,10a-octahydro-1H 2,8a-methanocyclopenta[a]cyclopropa[e]cyclodecen-6yl (2Z) 2 methylbut-2-enoate.
The molecular formula is C25H34O6 and molecular weight is 430.5. Ingenol mebutate is represented by the following structural formula:
Ingenol mebutate is a white to pale yellow crystalline powder.
Picato® gel, 0.015% and 0.05% contains 150 mcg and 500 mcg of ingenol mebutate, respectively in each gram of gel consisting of isopropyl alcohol, hydroxyethyl cellulose, citric acid monohydrate, sodium citrate, benzyl alcohol and purified water.
Picato® gel is clear colorless gel and supplied in unit dose laminate tubes, for single use, containing a nominal fill weight of 0.47 g, with a deliverable weight of 0.25 g. The tubes should be discarded after single use.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/6/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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