Wartec general information
Wartec is indicated for the topical treatment of all kinds of genital warts. Wartec is used on the skin to treat warts that are found in the external genital region (penis or vulva) or around the anus. It is used only for adult patients. Wartec contains podophyllotoxin, a plant extract that has antiwart properties. It works by destroying the skin of the wart.
Wartec product line includes a cream formulation and an alcoholic solution, both for topical use. The cream formulation has specific advantages in that it is more convenient to use and makes treatment accessible to more patients.
Wartec dosage and administration
Apply Wartec twice daily, morning and evening, for 3 days only, followed by 4 days without treatment. Do not exceed 0.5 ml per day!
Ensure that the solution is applied to the warts only. Avoid contact with healthy skin or mucous membranes. If you use it less often than you should, it may not resolve your
warts. Using it more often than you should may not resolve your warts any faster. If you use Wartec for longer than your doctor tells you, the chance of side effects may increase.
If you have any warts remaining 7 days after you started using the solution, repeat the treatment course (twice a day for 3 days followed by 4 treatment-free days). Generally a maximum of 4 treatment courses may be applied. If any warts remain after 4 treatment courses consider with your doctor about alternative treatment.
Wartec miss a dose
Do not use a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed.
In cases of excessive use of Wartec resulting in severe local reaction, the treatment should be stopped, the area washed and symptomatic treatment introduced.
Wartec side effects
Wartec helps most people with anogenital warts but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. These may occur on the second or third day of treatment as the warts begin to disappear. In most cases these effects are mild and will pass. Local irritation may occur in connection with the onset of wart necrosis. Anyway, you may need medical treatment, so tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects near
or on the area you apply Wartec and they worry you: irritation, itching, tenderness, smarting.