Warticon (Wartec) is a prescription medication that is used to treat outbreaks of genital warts. It is a solution that is applied to the surface of the warts in order to target its reproductive cells. It is relatively straightforward to use and can help to clear up the outbreak after just a few weeks’ use.
It contains the same active ingredient as Condyline, which is derived from the roots of a plant known as podophyllum. When administered to the wart, this ingredient attacks the nucleus of the cells and inhibits reproduction. If the cells cannot multiply, the warts slowly die and are replaced by healthy tissue.
Although it is safe, it is not appropriate for everyone. People over the age of 18 who are suffering from an outbreak are usually able to use this treatment, although it may not be prescribed to you if you are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in the solution, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is important to ensure you mention any other medication you are taking during your consultation, as they may not be appropriate to use in conjunction with this treatment.
It should be applied to the affected area when it is clean and dry. The cream should be applied in a thin layer to each wart twice a day for three consecutive days each week. The warts should clear up within four weeks of using the treatment but if they have not you should consult a doctor.
Side effects are considered rare, as the cream is used directly on the infected area. However, some people may experience an inflammation or irritation of the area where the cream was applied.
A small number of patients may experience an allergic reaction to this treatment, which will cause rash, facial swelling, hives or shortness of breath. If you notice any of these symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.
It is available to buy online at 121doc after filling in a free online consultation that will be reviewed by a registered doctor. Once a prescription is issued your medication will be dispatched for free next day delivery. If you live in London you may receive your treatment is an little as two hours.