Warticon Cream is a treatment that is prescribed for genital warts. It contains an active ingredient called podophyllotoxin and is applied directly onto the affected area. Once the wart absorbs the medication, the active ingredient in the cream stops the wart cells from multiplying, which in turn prevents the wart from growing. As the warts disappear healthy skin cells replace the wart cells and the skin returns to normal.
Before you apply Warticon Cream the affected area should be washed thoroughly and then dried. The cream should then be applied only to the area affected by warts, not to healthy skin. The cream should be applied twice a day for three days. If, at the end of these three days, the warts have not disappeared, the three-day course of Warticon Cream treatment should be repeated weekly for up to three weeks. You should wash your hands thoroughly after applying Warticon Cream.
Warticon Cream is not appropriate for everyone. Your doctor will tell you if Warticon Cream is suitable for you. It should not be used on open or bleeding wounds or on internal tissues. It is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding or by women who are trying to get pregnant. It is advised that you should not have sexual intercourse whilst using this medication and until the warts have gone. If you do have a sexual intercourse a condom should be used. You should not use Warticon Cream if you are allergic to podophyllotoxin or any of its other ingredients.
The most common side effects of Warticon Cream are itching, redness and soreness at the site of application. These side effects are usually mild and occur after a day or two after the first application. You are more likely to experience side effects if you use more cream than is advised. If you experience a severe skin reaction you should wash the affected area clean of cream with soap and water and ask your doctor for advice.