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Although nongenital warts are not cancerous, bleomycin injection is sometimes used to kill skin cells, effectively stopping wart growth.
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.)
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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