Only use Warticon for anogenital warts and not other skin conditions. It should only be used on external skin. It is not intended to be taken orally or internally; on the inside of genitals for example. Do not apply Warticon to any warts located on broken, damaged, or bleeding skin. Avoid using it completely if you have any known allergy to podophyllotoxin, or if you are already using a medication containing podophyllotoxin.
It is not recommended that you have sex while Warticon is being used. This recommendation applies until the warts have gone and the skin has fully healed. Because genital warts are contagious it is important to remember that you could transmit them to any partner you have sexual contact with. If you do decide to have sex, a condom will help prevent infection. It will also prevent your partner from experiencing skin irritation as a result of coming into contact with the podophyllotoxin in Warticon.
It is recommended that pregnancy be avoided during the use of Warticon. You should use a reliable method of contraception during a course of Warticon. Stop using Warticon and inform your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or have become pregnant while using Warticon. Avoid breastfeeding during Warticon use and discuss with your doctor the choice whether to breastfeed or begin a course of Warticon.
Because Warticon is prescribed specifically for one patient, you should not offer this medicine to someone without a prescription. This includes when it seems like a reasonable thing to do, e.g. if you suspect a partner or friend has developed anogenital warts as well. A healthcare professional needs to confirm any anogenital warts before Warticon is used. They need to be able to make a decision to prescribe medicine after taking into account a person’s individual circumstances.
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