|Trade names||Veregen, Polyphenon E|
|Main uses||Genital warts|
|Side effects||Burning, itchiness, swelling, redness at the site of use|
Common side effects include burning, itchiness, swelling, and redness at the site of use. Other side effects may include phimosis, enlarged lymph nodes, burning with urination, and reactivation of genital herpes. How it works is not known.
Sinecatechins was approved for medical use in the United States in 2006. In the United States it costs about 1,400 USD for a tube as of 2021. It was the first botanical drug approved in the USA and is made from green tea leaves.
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