, also known as podofilox
) is a
plant-based extract most frequently utilized in the treatment of
condylomata acuminate, or genital warts.
Genital warts are a widespread, sexually transmitted disease
brought on by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts typically
appear around the genitals and anus, but can also be discovered on
the uterine cervix, urethra, anal canal and even in the mouth and
There are generally three approaches to managing genital warts:
- Immunologic therapy - using medications to boost the
natural immune system;
- Surgical excision - physically removing
- Chemical or physical destruction - a topical approach
to destroy wart cells, such as with liquid nitrogen, lasers, or an
Warticon takes the third approach; chemical destruction. It
prevents virally contaminated wart cells from growing and
spreading. Ultimately, unable to thrive, the wart dies and is
replaced with healthy tissue.
Removing Warts with Warticon:
Warticon is available in two forms; a topical solution or a cream.
Both contain the same amount of active ingredient and are applied
in the same manner:
- Wash and dry the affected area.
- Apply a thin layer of solution or cream directly on
- Avoid getting the medication on surrounding healthy
- Wash hands immediately after use to prevent skin
- Repeat twice a day for 3 consecutive days.
- If warts do not respond, repeat treatment once a week for up to
- If warts do not respond after 4 weeks, speak with a doctor
about alternative options.
For most patients Warticon is effective and will eliminate a wart
outbreak within a month. There is a chance genital warts will
reappear in the future. There is no cure for HPV and once infected,
transmission to others is always a possibility.
Advantages of Warticon Versus Other Removal
There isn't any evidence to suggest any particular therapy for
genital warts is substantially better than any other therapy, or
more suitable for all affected individuals. Warticon is preferred
by many patients for a number of reasons:
- Warticon is considerably less expensive than surgery or
- It has fewer side effects than many chemical or physical
- It does not leave scarring as often happens with laser removal
or cryotherapy (freezing).
- It's easy to use and can be applied discreetly at
- It works quickly -- often completely clearing up a wart
outbreak in just 2 to 4 weeks.
For a small percentage of patients Warticon is not very helpful for
wart removal. In such cases it's worth looking into alternative
treatments; it's very likely a more effective option can be
The most common complaint associated with Warticon use is skin
irritation and soreness. This is usually, but not always, a result
of the solution getting on healthy skin around a wart. Most skin
irritation is mild and passes within 2 or 3 days, but in some cases
pain is relatively severe and patients are unable to sit
comfortably. If strong pain persists, seek advice from a
A very small percentage of patients are allergic to Warticon. An
allergic reaction usually produces a rash around the area of
application, but may also cause swelling of the area and of the
face, tongue, or throat, and may cause difficulty breathing.
Allergic reactions call for urgent medical attention.
Warticon should never be used by pregnant or nursing mothers. The
small amount absorbed into the skin is enough to cause harm to
unborn or nursing babies. Likewise it should be kept out of reach