Do you suspect you have a genital wart?

What exactly is Warticon?

Warticon is a genital wart treatment that comes in both cream and solution form. It is used to treat warts on the foreskin of the penis in men and external vaginal warts in women. Podophyllotoxin is the active ingredient in Warticon. Podophyllotoxin is a plant extract that belongs to a class of drugs known as ‘antivirals.’ Human Papillomavirus (HPV) causes genital warts, and Warticon is a safe and effective topical treatment that can be purchased online through the My London Pharmacy website.

 

What effect does Warticon have on warts?


Warticon works by effectively attacking the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that causes genital warts. It prevents the virus from developing and spreading. Genital warts can be eradicated by continuing to use Warticon as directed by the prescriber.

 

How do you use Warticon?


Warticon cream or solution should be applied every 12 hours (twice a day) for three days in a row, followed by a four-day break. This is regarded as a single treatment course. The treatment can be repeated a maximum of four times. If the warts do not disappear after four treatments, consult your doctor or a sexual health clinic for alternative treatment options.`

How to use genital wart treatment?

Before applying Warticon cream, make sure to wash the affected area with soapy water and dry it with a clean towel.
Apply Warticon cream to each wart with your fingertip. A mirror can help you see the affected area more clearly.
Allow the cream to dry after applying just enough to cover each wart.
Make certain that the cream does not come into contact with healthy skin. If this occurs, immediately wash the cream away with soap and water.
After applying the product, thoroughly wash your hands.
Before applying Warticon solution, make sure to wash the affected area with soap and water and gently dry with a clean towel.
Each time you apply Warticon solution, use a new applicator.
For small warts, dip the applicator’s loop end into the solution. Use the applicator’s spatula end. If you have a large wart or a lot of warts in a small area.
Allow the affected area to dry after applying just enough solution to cover it.
Take care not to get any solution on your healthy skin. If this occurs, wash the affected area with soap and water.
Make sure the lid is tightly screwed on after the application.


How long does it take Warticon to work?


Warticon is one of the most effective and safest treatments for genital warts.

You should see results in a matter of weeks if you use it correctly!

After four full courses of treatment, your wart should be gone. If the warts have not cleared after four courses of treatment, you should consult your doctor or a sexual health clinic.

 

What else do I need to know about Warticon treatment?


Avoid applying Warticon cream or solution to open wounds, cuts, or normal skin.
Because of the potential irritant effect on your partner, avoid unprotected sexual activity soon after application.
Warticon solution is blue and may leave a temporary blue stain throughout the treatment. Warticon cream is white and completely disappears once absorbed.
The Warticon solution is combustible. Keep the medicine away from fire and keep it away from fire after you’ve used it.
You will not see a faster result if you use more cream or solution or if you use the treatment more frequently than recommended.
After applying the treatment, you do not need to cover the treated area with a dressing.
Is it better to use Warticon cream or Warticon solution?
Podophyllotoxin is the active ingredient in both Warticon 0.15 percent cream and Warticon 0.5 percent solution. Despite the fact that cream is easier to apply, research suggests that Podophyllotoxin 0.5 percent solution may be slightly more effective than Podophyllotoxin 0.15 percent cream.

Warticon side effects: Warticon, like all medicines, can cause side effects, though not everyone will experience them. It can cause local irritation after the second or third day of application and subsides once the treatment is stopped. Most reactions are minor, but if you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should discontinue use of Warticon and seek emergency medical attention:

severe skin burning, stinging, pain, bleeding, itching, or swelling If you experience any of these symptoms, immediately wash Warticon off your skin with soap and water.

 

Aldara or Warticon?


Both Warticon and Adlara are genital wart treatments, with the active ingredient Podophyllotoxin in Warticon and Aldara being an immune response modifier.

In general, Warticon treatments are less expensive than Aldara cream.

Aldara cream is more effective than Warticon at preventing the recurrence of an outbreak.

Warticon treatments produce faster results because they take up to 4 weeks to take full effect, whereas Aldara cream takes up to 16 weeks to work.

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Sources

Genital Warts (NHS) [August 2020] [reviewed 31/05/2022]

How to use your Warticon solution (NHS) [July 2013] [reviewed 31/05/2022]

specialist consultant

Reviewed by Doctor Colin Galloway on 31/05/2022

Dr. Galloway has over 15 years of experience as a Cardiology and General Medicine consultant. He is a graduate of University College London.

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