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Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.

How to buy Warticon

After an online consultation you can buy Warticon online. During the consultation, our doctors will ask you about your general health and your condition. It's important to answer this carefully as lumps in the genital area can be a symptom of conditions other than genital warts. Ensure you inform the doctor about any current medications you take. If Warticon is not suitable for you there may be another medicine available.

Is it safe to order online?

When ordering from a certified online pharmacy, you can be ensured that your medication is safe. If the pharmacy doesn't ask you to complete essential health and medical question, however, this is a telltale sign that the website isn't certified. The website should also display clear signs that it is registered and approved by the relevant authorities. In the UK, this includes being registered by the MHRA, GMC .

All medication will be delivered in tamper proof packaging complete with the full patient leaflet, which confirms that the medication is clinically proven and highly effective.

What is included in the price?

When ordering Warticon online here at Medilico, this is an all-inclusive price including the prescription, consultation, medication and delivery. There are no hidden costs. The price adjusts depending on the dosage and quantity you have ordered.

Do I need a prescription?

Warticon is a prescription only treatment because it must be assessed against your health and needs. It's not possible to buy Warticon off prescription. Some wart creams are available over-the-counter but these are for use on hand warts or verrucas (warts on the feet). You should never use an over-the-counter treatment to treat genital warts as they are a different type of wart.

What is Warticon?

Warticon (Wartec) is a highly effective treatment used to successfully treat external genital warts. This treatment is used in the form of a 0.15% 5g cream or a 0.5% 3ml solution. The active ingredient used in this clinically proven treatment is podophyllotoxin, which treats small, soft external genital warts by directly attacking the human papilloma virus (HPV). This virus is the cause of genital warts. Warticon will clear the symptoms of genital warts within just four weeks of use.

For particularly large warts or warts located in the urinary tract, alternative treatment methods, such as stronger cream or freezing may be required.

How does Warticon work?

The active ingredient in Warticon is an extract called podophyllotoxin. Podophyllotoxin is extracted from the roots of the podophyllum plant. It attacks the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes genital and anal warts. Whilst any treatment for genital warts does not completely clear the wart virus from your body, it does clear the visible signs of genital warts.

Warts are caused by a virus that is passed on through close contact such as sex. Using condoms reduces the risk, but they are not 100% effective at protecting against HPV.

Warts are small lumps, sometimes cauliflower-shaped, that can appear on the foreskin and penis in men and around the labia (vaginal lips) in women. They can also appear around the anus and sometimes in the urinary tract of the penis or vagina.

Warts are very common and although they may disappear on their own, this can take a long time. During the period that you have warts, and for some time afterwards, you are contagious. Skin on skin contact can spread the virus and transfer warts to a sexual partner. It's also easy to see or feel them during intimacy.

Warticon cream is an antiviral. Antivirals generally inhibit the growth of viruses rather than killing them as antibiotics do. The active ingredient in Warticon works by burning away wart tissue and attacking the wart's nucleus. This inhibits its ability to divide and multiply. Wart cells eventually die and because no new warts are created they disappear and healthy skin grows in their place.

Your immune system will eventually clear the wart virus from your body, but Warticon can speed up the process and help control outbreaks. Using a form of genital wart treatment has psychological benefits too, as they enable you to take some action rather than waiting for the warts to disappear on their own.

How to use Warticon

Warticon should not be applied inside the vagina, penis or the rectum. If you have warts in these areas, you should seek professional advice from your doctor or sexual health clinic. Internal use can lead to complications.

Warticon is easy to use but you must follow the instructions included in the medicine. If you don't follow the instructions, it increases your likelihood of side effects and soreness.

Here's how to use Warticon cream to its full advantage:

  • Ensure your penis or vagina is washed clean and properly dried before applying any Warticon
  • Ensure your hands are also washed clean and dried properly
  • You will need to find a comfortable position to apply the treatment. Women may find sitting on the floor with a hand mirror makes their warts more visible.
  • Apply a small amount of cream directly to the wart and massage it in. Wait until the first application is absorbed before adding any more. Don't apply more than the recommended amount, or the amount prescribed by your doctor
  • If you are using the solution version of Warticon an applicator is included. Dip this into the solution and dab each wart individually. The cream version should be applied with a finger, dosing each wart in turn
  • Avoid getting Warticon on any surrounding healthy skin as it may irritate and make the area sore. You can try rubbing petroleum jelly onto the surrounding healthy skin to prevent contact with Warticon
  • You should apply Warticon twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, for three days in a row. Follow this with a four-day break
  • Wash your hands after use and ensure you do not touch your eyes if you have Warticon on your hands
  • Allow the cream or solution to dry before dressing and avoid placing a plaster or dressing over the top of the area
  • If any warts remain after the first treatment you can repeat this the cycle up to four times.
  • If warts remain after you have completed four treatment cycles you should see your doctor. One bottle or tube of Warticon will usually last a month, which is sufficient for the four-week cycle

Avoid sexual contact during the time you are treating your warts. Warts are contagious and you may pass the virus to your partner. Your skin may become sore during use, so do not rub or irritate the healing skin by using any gels or lubrication for example.

Warticon Dosages

Your doctor will recommend the right dosage of Warticon for you depending on the severity of your infection and your overall health.

Warticon cream comes in a 5g tube and has a 0.15% dose of podophyllotoxin. The Warticon solution is slightly stronger. It comes as a 5ml bottle with a 0.5% podophyllotoxin dose. This amount is usually enough to cover a four-week treatment cycle.

Usually large warts or multiple warts will require the higher dosage but this will be recommended for you during consultation.

If warts do not start to respond, or you have completed four cycles of Warticon and your warts remain, you should seek medical advice. There are other options to remove genital warts such as freezing or laser therapy; however, these must be administered by a sexual health professional.

If you find Warticon does not clear your infection completely speak to your doctor about other methods.

Warticon Side Effects

Warticon cream has few side effects but because the treatment is strong, it can affect some people adversely. Following the usage instructions carefully will limit any side effects you might experience.

Typical common side effects that affect more than one in ten people include redness, itching, and burning. This may happen on the second to third day of use. It indicates that Warticon is working, but if you begin to bleed or the pain is intolerable you should stop applying it and speak to your doctor.

If you apply too much Warticon you should wash it off immediately with mild soap and water. Severe reactions to Warticon are rare but include weeping wounds, skin discolouration, blisters and skin ulcers. Although many people use Warticon without side effects you should seek medical help if you experience a serious side effect. An allergic reaction is highly unlikely, but if you experience hives, a rash, facial swelling or shortness of breath you should seek immediate medical attention.

If you accidently ingest Warticon it can cause gastroenteritis. Getting Warticon in your eyes should be avoided. If you do this wash them out straight away and call your doctor.

Warticon is designed to be used for three days followed by a four-day break. You can do this up to four times, but if your skin becomes sore some people find relief with a salt water wash. A salt bath of one teaspoon to a pint of water can prompt healing. Do not use any gels, lotions, perfumes or soaps on your genitals when using Warticon because they can irritate the skin and prevent healing.

If you become sore do not use antiseptic creams or pain gels on the treatment area, and try to avoid wearing tight, chafing underwear or trousers. Loose, cotton underwear will help your skin to heal.

Some women find that urinating can burn sore or irritated skin. If this happens keep hydrated so that your urine is less acidic and try to urinate in the bath or shower. If you use tampons during your course of Warticon ensure that none of the treatment touches your tampons.

Warticon Precautions

Warticon is recommended for use in over 18s only. The effect on teenagers and children has not been investigated. You should not share Warticon with anyone else.

You should avoid smoking or being near an open flame while applying the solution, as well as immediately after you’ve used it, as it is flammable.

If you are unsure about your lumps don't use Warticon. Warticon is only for the treatment of genital warts. See your doctor or visit your local sexual health clinic if you need help identifying your condition. Lumps around the penis and vagina can be a sign of other sexually transmitted infections that require different treatments. The implications of leaving an STI untreated can be severe. Some lead to infertility or eyesight damage.

Warticon should only be used on areas under four cm2, which is roughly the size of a two pence coin. If the area requiring treatment is larger you should seek professional help. Warticon works best on small, soft warts. Large, harder warts may require more extensive treatment so it's best to start medication straight away if you develop genital warts. If you've had genital warts for some time it's still worth trying Warticon because it's a strong and reliable treatment, however, if your warts are numerous or large, a doctor is best placed to help you.

Try to avoid the surrounding tissue when applying the cream or solution to avoid burning healthy skin. If you already have bruised, sore or open skin wounds do not apply Warticon.

Always avoid rubbing or splashing Warticon into your eyes. If this happens you should rinse them immediately and seek medical help.

Ensure you follow your treatment directions. Never use a double dose as this can lead to soreness. If your warts are not responding, you should ask your doctor for advice.

You should not use Warticon on verrucas, hand warts or anywhere on your body other than your genitals.

Who Can and Can't Use Warticon

Both men and women over the age of 18 can use Warticon on their genital areas provided they do not have sore or broken skin and they do not apply it internally. If you have large warts in your urinary tract that make urinating difficult for you, it's necessary to see your doctor.

If you are diagnosed with genital warts, your doctor will often advise you have an STI screening to rule out another other sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia or syphilis.

Bumps and spots in the genital regions can indicate HPV, herpes or syphilis amongst others. It's important to be sure you have genital warts before using any treatments.

Pregnant women should avoid using Warticon as the active ingredients are potentially harmful to unborn babies. All women should ensure they are not pregnant before using Warticon.

If you are breastfeeding, you shouldn't use Warticon cream or any ingredient with podophyllotoxin because there is not enough information to rule out an adverse effect on infants. Trace amounts are likely to transfer into breast milk, but the result of this is unknown. If you are breastfeeding it's advised you don't use Warticon.

Other Medication Interactions

If you are already using a medicine that includes podophyllotoxin, you should speak to your doctor about using Warticon at the same time. There are no other known interactions with medication but always mention any prescription, over-the-counter or herbal medicines you take during your consultation.

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