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FAMILY HEALTH VERRUCA TREATMENT
Active substance(s): SALICYLIC ACID
FAMILY HEALTH VERRUCA TREATMENT
Paste containing 50% salicylic acid
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start using this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Family Health Verruca treatment is and what
it is used for
2. Before you use Family Health Verruca treatment
3. How you use Family Health Verruca treatment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Family Health Verruca treatment
6. Further information
1. WHAT FAMILY HEALTH VERRUCA
TREATMENT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Family Health Verruca treatment is a paste which
is applied to the skin, containing the active
ingredient salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a
kerolytic agent, which causes skin cells to shed
more easily. When applied to a plantar wart
(verruca) salicylic acid causes the cells to shed
and kills the wart.
Family Health Verruca treatment is used
• Destroy plantar warts
2. BEFORE YOU USE FAMILY HEALTH VERRUCA
You should not use Family Health Verruca
treatment if you:
• are allergic to the active substance salicylic
acid, or any other ingredients of Family Health
Verruca treatment (see list of ingredients in
• are diabetic
Take special care with Family Health Verruca
treatment and consult your doctor or state
registered chiropodist if:
• you get painful irritation which may cause
dermatitis (stop use)
• the verruca does not separate from the
surrounding skin after two weeks
• your verruca is larger than the protective ring
pads or is an irregular shape (do not use)
Keep away from the eyes and wash your hands
immediately after use. If the paste comes into
contact with healthy skin or the eyes, flush with
cold water straight away.
Make sure this product is suitable for you to use ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
There are no known effects during pregnancy or
while breast-feeding following use of this product.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Family Health Verruca treatment is not known to
affect driving or operating machinery.
3. HOW YOU USE FAMILY HEALTH
Family Health Verruca treatment is applied to the skin.
Adults, the elderly and children:
Clean the surrounding area with soap or surgical
spirit using cotton wool or a piece of clean
material,which should be carefully disposed of after
Apply a protective ring pad centrally over the verruca and place a
small amount of the paste into the centre hole of the ring. Cover
with a plaster and leave in place for 2-3 days. Repeat until the
verruca separates from the surrounding skin or up to two
If you use more Family Health Verruca
treatment than you should or if a child has
swallowed the paste
Seek medical attention immediately.
If you have any further questions about the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Family Health Verruca treatment
can cause side effects, although not everybody gets
All medicines can cause allergic reactions, although
serious allergic reactions are very rare.
Tell your doctor straight away if you get any
sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing,
swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or
itching (especially affecting your whole body).
The following side effects have also been
• dermatitis (inflammation of the skin)
Symptoms of poisoning have been reported after
salicylic acid ointments and solutions have been
applied to large areas of the body. This is unlikely to
happen when treating verrucas.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or
5. HOW TO STORE FAMILY HEALTH VERRUCA
Family Health Verruca treatment should be
kept out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Family Health Verruca treatment
after the expiry date as indicated on the box after
“EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day of the
month. The product has a 3 year shelf-life.
Medicine should not be disposed of in wastewater or with household garbage. Ask your
pharmacist what you should do with medications
you no longer need. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Family Health Verruca treatment contains
The active substance is salicylic acid 50% w/w.
The other ingredients are: white soft paraffin and
What Family Health Verruca treatment
looks like and contents of the pack
Family Health Verruca treatment is available as an aluminium
tube containing 5 g of salicylic acid paste.
This is packed into a carton with 6 corn rings and
6 self-adhesive plasters.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Ayrton Saunders Ltd
Ayrton House, Commerce Way
Parliament Business Park
Liverpool, L8 7BA
North Way, Walworth Industrial Estate
This leaflet was last revised in
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