Warticon 0.5% Solution is an effective topical treatment designed specifically for external genital warts, utilizing the antiviral capabilities of podophyllotoxin. This active ingredient is adept at attacking the HPV responsible for wart formation, facilitating the natural dying off of wart cells and allowing for the growth of new, healthy tissue.
- Targeted Action: Podophyllotoxin directly targets HPV, preventing the virus from spreading and multiplying, effectively reducing wart size and number.
- Ease of Use: Warticon is applied directly to the warts twice daily for three consecutive days, followed by a four-day break. This cycle can be repeated weekly for up to four weeks or until the warts are no longer visible.
- Safety Profile: Warticon’s formulation is designed for minimal systemic absorption, focusing its action on the affected area while keeping surrounding healthy skin safe.
- Precautions and Use: Suitable for adult use on the external genitalia, Warticon emphasizes the importance of avoiding healthy skin and mucous membranes to prevent irritation. It’s advised to avoid sexual intercourse or use a condom to prevent spreading the virus during treatment.
- Not for Pediatric Use: The safety and efficacy of Warticon in individuals under 18 have not been established.
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Due to limited data and the potential risks associated with podophyllotoxin, Warticon is not recommended for use during pregnancy or by nursing mothers.
- Patient Advice: Users are advised against engaging in sexual intercourse during treatment and until the skin has fully healed to prevent the spread of HPV and further irritation.