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Common Technical Document
Module 1 – Administrative and Prescribing Information
Module 1.3 – Product Information

pound W

Text to appear on the Patient Information Leaflet
Salicylic Acid 17% w/w
Liquid Wart Remover
Please read this leaflet carefully before using Compound W.
• Keep this leaflet, you may want to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
This leaflet contains information on.
1 What is Compound W used for?
2 Before using Compound W
3 How to use Compound W
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Compound W
6 What does Compound W contain?
1. What is Compound W used for?
Compound W is for the treatment of common warts and verrucae. Common warts have a thick
cauliflower-like surface. Verrucas occur on the sole of the foot and may be covered in hard skin.
2. Before using Compound W
Do not use...
• If you are allergie to any of the ingredients in this product. See 'What does Compound W
contain?' for the full list of ingredients.
• On moles, birth marks, or on hairy, genital or facial warts. If in doubt ask your doctor or
Take special care...
• If you are diabetic you should speak to your doctor before treating any foot condition.
• Do not apply this product to healthy skin or skin which is inflamed or broken. If it comes into
contact with healthy skin, wash it off immediately with plenty of water. Avoid contact with the
eyes and mouth.
3. How to use Compound W
• For external use only.
Adults, the elderly and children 6 years and over:
• Gently rub the hard skin from the surface of the wart with a pumice stone or emery board.
• Apply the Iiquid one drop at a time until the wart is covered.
• Allow to dry and cover with a waterproof plaster.
• Replace cap tightly after use.
• Repeat daily with regular washing for up to twelve weeks.
If the wart does not dissolve or gets worse, speak to your doctor.

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Common Technical Document
Module 1 – Administrative and Prescribing Information
Module 1.3 – Product Information

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Children under 6 years:
• Not to be used on children under 6 years unless your doctor tells you to.
4. Possible side effects
No side effects have been reported following use of this product. If you feel you are reacting badly
to this medicine in any way, then stop using the product and speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
5 How to store Compound W

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25·C.
Flammable: Keep away from naked flames.
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the label.
If you find that you still have this medicine after its expiry date, return it to your local
pharmacist who will dispose of it properly.

6. What does Compound W contain?
Compound W contains 17% by weight of the active ingredient salicylic acid.
Salicylic acid which has keratolytic properties, which means that it softens and dissolves the areas
of hard skin associated with warts and verrucas and aids their removal.
It also contains acetone, industrial methylated spirits 99%, pyroxylin and castor oil.
Compound W is available in a clear glass bottle containing 6.5 ml of clear liquid for external
Marketing Authorisation Holder: G R Lane Health Products Ltd. Sisson Road, Gloucester, GL2
Manufactured by: SSL International plc, Whitehouse Industrial Park, Traynor Way, Peterlee, SR8
2RU, UK.
Date of revision: January 2015.
Product license number: PL 01074/0240
Compound W is a trade mark of the SSL Group.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.