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What is Warticon?

Warticon is a prescription-only medication in the UK, designed for the topical treatment and removal of anogenital wart infections. The cream is specifically intended for soft anogenital warts situated on or near the penis or externally around the vagina. It is suitable for individual warts or small clusters, rather than broader areas.

What is Warticon used to treat?

Warticon is a safe and effective treatment for genital warts located on or near the penis, or externally around the vagina. It is recommended for treating individual warts or small clusters and is not intended for larger areas of affected skin. The podophyllotoxin in Warticon functions by targeting wart cells preventing them from multiplying and spreading which ultimately leads to the elimination of the wart. This process also potentially prevents its recurrence, similarly to how cancer cells are treated. 

Who can and cannot use medicines containing Warticon?

Warticon is for use in adults, 18 years or older, with diagnosed genital warts.  

Warticon may not be suitable for you if: 

  • you have an allergy to podophyllotoxin or any other ingredients 

  • the skin surrounding your wart (or warts) is damaged, broken, or bleeding 

  • warts cover an area exceeding 4cm squared(approximately the size of a postage stamp) 

  • you are pregnant or breastfeeding 

When using Warticon, take care to avoid: 

  • applying the treatment on healthy skin 

  • contact with the eyes or mouth 

  • application on the interior of the vagina, penis, or rectum 

  • covering treated areas with plasters or dressings 

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How does Warticon treat genital warts?

The active ingredient in Warticon, podophyllotoxin, is applied directly to the wart's surface, preventing the cells from dividing and increasing in number. This leads to the death of wart cells, allowing new tissue to grow in their place. 

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