Warticon (Podophyllotoxin) 0.5% Solution 3ml
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).
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.
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.