Medication information

Ledaga 0.016% gel

This medication is typically used for the treatment of skin cancer.


This medication is to be applied on the skin. To use:

  • apply to completely dry skin at least 4 hours before or 30 minutes after showering or washing;
  • apply small amount of the product and limit the application to the affected area;
  • allow product to dry for 5 to 10 minutes before covering with clothing;
  • wait at least 2 hours before applying other products on the skin (e.g., moisturizers).

Wash your hands after applying the medication - unless, obviously, you applied the medication on your hands.

Do not allow this product to come into contact with eyes or mucous membranes (e.g. lips).

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

If you forget a dose, simply skip it and then apply the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not double the next dose to catch up.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause the skin to become red and swollen;
  • it may produce discolouration of the skin;
  • it may cause stinging or itching;
  • it may cause skin ulceration.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your health care professional. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.


Keep this product in the refrigerator and discard any unused portion after 60 days.

Additional Information

Although the drugs you are taking are intended to help you, they can be harmful to those around you. Make sure that a professional who oversees your treatment has given you all the necessary precautions.

A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.

General notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you're pregnant or want to become pregnant, or if you're breastfeeding;
  • If you use tobacco or cannabis or its derivatives, or if you use recreational drugs;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.

It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.