|Warticon Solution 0.5% Solution X3ml||1||£29.00|
|Warticon Solution 0.5% Solution X3ml||2||£56.00|
|Warticon Solution 0.5% Solution X3ml||3||£80.00|
Warticon is available as a cream and as a solution. The active ingredient is podophyllotoxin.
The action of podophyllotoxin is thought to be due to inhibition of growth and the ability to invade the tissue of the viral infected cells.
Warticon cream or solution should be applied twice a day (every 12 hours) for 3 consecutive days, followed by 4 days of no application. This should be repeated weekly if necessary for a maximum of four 3–day courses. If the warts have not cleared after this, you should see your GP or sexual health clinic for other treatment options.
Cream may be easier to apply. In an active-controlled trial, podophyllotoxin 0.15% cream was inferior to podophyllotoxin 0.5% solution
Warticon can cause local irritation of the treated area. This may occur on the second or third day of application and decreases after treatment is discontinued. In most cases, the reactions are mild. If severe local skin reactions occur (bleeding, swelling, excessive pain, burning, itching) the solution should be washed immediately from the treatment area with mild soap and water. Treatment should be discontinued and you should visit your GP or GUM clinic.
No. Excess cream or solution, or prolonged contact with the skin may result in a severe reaction at the application site. Excessive application may cause severe systemic toxicity, including gastrointestinal, renal, haematological and central nervous system effect.
The use of an occlusive dressing is not recommended with Warticon.
|Aldara cream||Warticon solution||Warticon cream|
|Onset of action||Can take up to 16 weeks to work||Can take up to four weeks to work||Can take up to four weeks to work|
|Efficacy||Comparable with Warticon Solution||Comparable with Aldara Cream||Inferior to Warticon Solution|
|Price||From £68.00||From £29.00||From £33.00|