Warticon is a topical treatment prescribed for genital warts (chiefly small lumps) caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Available as a topical cream or a solution, it is applied to the affected area (on or around the penis, or around the vagina). The active ingredient is a strong antiviral plant extract called podophyllotoxin, which attacks and eradicates the HPV causing the wart cells to die, allowing new healthy tissue to replace them within weeks.
How Warticon works
Warticon is a topical treatment that is applied directly to genital warts on and around the genitals. Because genital warts are not only caused by the HPV but also kept alive by it, the active ingredient doesn’t attack the wart tissue directly (which wouldn’t ultimately prove effective) but instead attacks the HPV itself. With the virus unable to divide and spread, the symptoms subside and the warts die. Over time, the wart tissue falls away, and healthy tissue grows in its place.
Choosing Warticon cream or solution
Warticon cream or solution is a suitable treatment option for confirmed genital warts that appear on the external skin of the penis, vagina, or surrounding area of the groin. Warticon is not licensed for the treatment of warts that appear around the anus.
The solution is more frequently recommended for men due to the nature and position of their genitals, with the cream more often recommended for women, but you may choose otherwise if you wish – there are no significant differences in cure rates between the two options – Warticon cream and solution are similarly effective.
Warticon cream is a white cream that soaks in on application. Warticon solution is a blue solution that may cause the area of application to become blue during treatment.
When you can expect results
If you follow the recommended course of treatment (two applications per day, 12 hours apart, for three consecutive days of each week), genital warts treated with Warticon should be fully eliminated within four to five weeks. If the warts have not cleared at this point, you should see your doctor or sexual health clinic for further treatment options, such as cryotherapy.
- Mild burning
- Warticon Solution may also cause side-effects not listed here.
- Avoid contact with eyes
- Do not drive or operate machinery
- Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
Interactions with Warticon Solution
When not to use Warticon Solution
Composition and Active Ingredients
Packages and Strengths
Other important Information on Warticon Solution
Missing a dose
Overdosage of Warticon Solution
- Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Warticon Solution, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
- Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
- Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
Storage of Warticon Solution
- Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
- Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Warticon Solution.
Expired Warticon Solution
- Taking a single dose of expired Warticon Solution is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.