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Medications for Warts

Other names: Common Warts; Flat Warts; Periungual Warts; Plantar Warts; Subungual Warts; Verruca

About Warts

Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus. They are generally harmless. However, warts can be disfiguring and embarrassing, and occasionally they itch or hurt (particularly on the feet).

Drugs used to treat Warts

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
salicylic acid 6.4 7 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Brand names:  Compound W, Duofilm, UltraSal-ER, Wart Remover, Dr Scholl's Clear Away Wart Remover, Xalix, Durasal, Mediplast, Clear Away Wart Removal System, Virasal, Acnex, Duoplant, Sal-Plant Gel, Salactic Film, Gordofilm …show all

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

fluorouracil Off-label 3.0 2 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: fluorouracil topical

Drug class: topical antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Compound W 7.5 4 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Duofilm 10 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

UltraSal-ER Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Wart Remover 3.5 2 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dr Scholl's Clear Away Wart Remover Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

silver nitrate Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: silver nitrate topical

Brand name:  Grafco Silver Nitrate

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Xalix Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Durasal Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Mediplast Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Clear Away Wart Removal System Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Virasal Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Acnex Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Duoplant Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Sal-Plant Gel Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Salactic Film Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Gordofilm Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: salicylic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Grafco Silver Nitrate Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: silver nitrate topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Alternative treatments for Warts

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Warts. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Warts.

Learn more about Warts

Symptoms and treatments

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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