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Active substance(s): PODOPHYLLOTOXIN

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Package leaflet: Information for the patient

Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start using this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
- If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their signs of illness are
the same as yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Warticon is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use
3. How to use Warticon
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Warticon
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Warticon is and what it is used for
Warticon contains a medicine called
podophyllotoxin. This is a plant extract which
belongs to a group of medicines called
Warticon is used to treat genital warts. It is
used for warts on the foreskin of the penis
in men or external warts on the vagina in
2. What you need to know before you use
Do not use Warticon if:
of the other ingredients of this medicine
(listed in Section 6)
or bleeding skin
containing podophyllotoxin.
Do not use Warticon if any of the above apply
to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist before using this medicine.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor before using this Warticon if:
4 centimetre area (approximately the size
of a postage stamp). You may need to have
this medicine applied by your doctor or
nurse in a clinic.
Warticon Solution is only to be used on the
affected skin. Don’t take Warticon Solution
by mouth.
Don’t apply Warticon Solution to warts on
the inside of the penis, vagina or rectum.
Warticon Solution should only be applied to
warts on the outside (external) skin.
Avoid applying Warticon Solution to healthy
skin surrounding the wart.
Avoid getting Warticon Solution in your
eyes as it may cause irritation, If you
accidentally get Warticon Solution in your
eyes rinse immediately with plenty of water
and see a doctor.
Don’t put a dressing (such as a plaster)
over the top of the area treated with Warticon

➜ Check with your doctor if you think any of
these may apply to you.
What to avoid while using Warticon
ō ,WLVDGYLVDEOHWRavoid sex during
treatment with Warticon Solution. You
should wait until your warts have gone and
your skin has healed
ō Genital warts are contagious. You can
give them to, or get them from, a sexual
➜ If you do have sex, you must use a condom
to help prevent the spread of genital warts and
to protect your partner from coming into contact
with podophyllotoxin (since it is irritant).
Other medicines and Warticon Solution
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking any other medicines, if you have
taken any recently, or if you start taking new
ones. This includes medicines bought without
a prescription.
The use of Warticon Solution is not
recommended for children under 18 as use in
this age has not been established.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Warticon Solution is not recommended for
use during pregnancy.
ō Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or
planning to become pregnant
ō Use a reliable method of contraception
to prevent pregnancy, while you are using
Warticon Solution
ō If you do become pregnant during
treatment with Warticon Solution, tell your
Breast-feeding is not recommended during
treatment with Warticon Solution. Discuss with
your doctor whether you choose to breast-feed
or to use podophyllotoxin.
3. How to use Warticon
Always use this medicine exactly as your
doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Use this medicine only on your skin.
How much to use
and evening (every 12 hours) for 3 days.
4 days. This completes one treatment
two or three days you may notice mild
irritation of the areas treated. This shows
that Warticon Solution is starting to work.
However, Warticon Solution can cause
severe skin reactions. If this occurs, stop
using Warticon Solution and seek medical
attention. See ‘Possible side effects’
in Section 4 for further information. If you
still have any warts remaining 7 days after
you have started using Warticon, repeat the
treatment course (twice a day for 3 days
followed by 4 days when you do not apply it).
courses, see your doctor.
Solution, you should avoid smoking
or being near an open flame while
you’re applying Warticon Solution, and
immediately after you’ve used it.


How to apply Warticon Solution
1. Wash the affected areas with soap and
water. Dry the area gently with a clean
2. Use a new applicator each time you apply
Warticon Solution.
3. Dip the ‘Loop’ end of the applicator into the
Warticon Solution. If you have a large wart
(no larger than a postage stamp) or lots of
warts in a small area, dip the ‘Spatula’ end
of the applicator into the solution.
4. Apply the solution to a wart until it is just
covered and allow to dry. Be careful not to
get the Warticon onto healthy skin. If this
happens, wash the solution off with soap
and water.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each wart. Allow
all the skin treated with Warticon Solution
to dry before letting other skin touch the
affected area.
6. Wash your hands thoroughly after using
Warticon Solution.
7. Make sure you screw the lid back on
Loop end for treatment of separate warts

Spatula end for treatment of large or lots
of warts in a small area

If you get Warticon in your eyes or if you
swallow it
eye thoroughly with water and see your
your mouth, rinse at once with water.
Warticon, see your doctor or go to hospital
straight away. Take the bottle of Warticon
with you so that the doctor knows what you
have swallowed.
If you use too much Warticon Solution
If you accidentally use too much solution, wash
it from the treatment area immediately and see
a doctor.
If you forget to use Warticon Solution
Apply Warticon Solution as soon as you
remember. If it is nearly time for your next
dose, wait until then. Don’t use a double dose
of the medication.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause
side effects, although not everybody will get
If you experience any of the following serious
side effects, stop using Warticon Solution and
seek emergency medical attention:
itching or swelling of the treated skin. If
these symptoms occur, wash Warticon
Solution from your skin with soap and
water immediately.
➜ Contact your doctor immediately.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of this
5. How to store Warticon
reach of children.
date which is stated on the carton after
EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
(below 25°C). Keep the container tightly
closed when not in use.
away from all sources of fire, flame and
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away medicines
you no longer use. These measures will
help protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other
What Warticon contains
ethanol, Patent Blue V (E131) and purified
What Warticon looks like and contents of
the pack
Each pack of Warticon contains a bottle of
Warticon Solution and a tub of double-ended
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
GlaxoSmithKline UK Limited
Stockley Park West,
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1BT, UK
Famar Nederland B.V.
Industrieweg 1,5531 AD Bladel,
The Netherlands
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Very common side effects
These may affect more than 1 in 10 people:
application site irritation including redness,
itching, burning sensation

This leaflet was last revised in
December 2013

Other side effects with frequencies that cannot
be estimated from the available data include:

Warticon is a registered trademark of Stiefel
Laboratories, Inc.
© 2013 Stiefel Laboratories, Inc.
All rights reserved.

weeping wound
These effects can occur on the area of skin
where you use the solution.



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