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We dispatch orders from Monday to Friday. If placed before 4pm, your order will be dispatched the same day. Orders placed after 4pm will be sent the next working day.
Next Day Click & Collect ⓘ
Collect your order from any Royal Mail post office. You will receive an email or SMS when your order is ready for collection. It will be available to collect for up to 18 days. Proof of Identification will be required.
Next Day Express Delivery ⓘ
If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on the next working day. Orders placed after 4pm will sent out the next day and delivered the day after.
Saturday delivery ⓘ
If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on Saturday.
You will choose your delivery option at the checkout. Delivery options
may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.
Warticon is a cream for the treatment of genital warts (a sexually transmitted infection). It is suitable for treating small warts in the early stages of the infection, before the warts have spread over a larger area.
DrEd is not currently able to prescribe Warticon, but we do offer the genital warts cream Aldara.
Prices include prescription and delivery.
Warticon cream is made of podophyllotoxin which – simply put – is a plant extract recommended for the treatment of small, soft genital warts. Podophyllotoxin has antiviral properties, which means it can directly attack the virus responsible for your genital warts – the HPV (human papilloma virus).
The active ingredient in Warticon is a spindle inhibitor, a toxic substance which naturally occurs in the roots and rhizomes of the Podophyllum plant, which can be found in parts of Asia and North America. It inhibits the division of cells and thus prevents the warts from growing and spreading. Over the course of several treatment cycles, the warts should cease to exist.
As genital warts are caused by a virus, it is difficult to say for sure whether the problem will persist. It is very important to begin the treatment as soon as you have been diagnosed. Don’t wait until the warts have spread, as the treatment of large areas usually requires the use of surgical methods. Once you have been infected, you will need to check for warts regularly, as you may suffer repeated outbreaks of the infection.
Make sure you wash your hands before and after each time you use the Warticon cream. Also, clean the infected area with soap and water (and dry it gently) before using the cream. Do not use Warticon on open wounds, sores and bleeding or infected warts, as there can be serious complications if the medication gets into your bloodstream. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth and inner genital areas. Remember to wash your hands after each time you use the cream.
You should avoid having sex while you’re infected with genital warts, as the infection is highly contagious and will easily spread to your partner. It is also important to avoid sexual activity after the application of the cream, as the cream is likely to be transferred to your/your partner’s inner genitals during intercourse, where it can cause severe irritation.
If you do have sex regardless of the disadvantages, please remember to wear a condom. A condom will not prevent the spreading of the virus in 100% of all cases but significantly reduces the risk of infecting your partner. You should continue to use a condom for three months after the end of the treatment, as the virus may still be present.
Never use over-the-counter wart treatments from the chemist to treat genital warts. These types of medication are designed to treat an entirely different type of wart and will have no effect on your sexually transmitted infection. They will however severely irritate the area.
When beginning the treatment, you should apply Warticon twice a day for three days in a row and then wait four days before re-applying the cream. If the warts haven’t disappeared after this first cycle of treatment, you can repeat the treatment. If you require more than 4 such cycles of treatment, you should allow for a weeklong break between the treatment periods (instead of 4 days as before).
If you have been diagnosed with genital warts, you can use our online assessment to order a genital wart cream (to be delivered to your house or preferred address) if our doctors find you suitable for treatment. We do not currently prescribe Warticon, but we can offer a prescription for Condyline, which contains the same active ingredient.
Warticon is for external use only. The active ingredient Podophyllotoxin is for the treatment of anogenital warts (i.e. warts on the genitals and around the anus, not inside these areas). The cream is suitable for both men and women. This topical treatment (cream) is applied directly on the surface of the warts and works best on clusters of small warts. Warticon dissolves the warts and prevents a further spreading of the infection.
Tougher, bigger warts however, might have to be removed surgically, by freezing, cutting or chemically burning them off. If your genital warts have spread over a large area, you may require treatment at a local doctor’s surgery or GUM clinic.
Warticon contains 0.5% w/v podophyllotoxin, an anti-viral drug. In addition, the cream contains phosphoric acid, ethanol, Patent Blue V (E131) and purified water.
As Warticon is a cream, side-effects primarily involve skin reactions such as burning, itching and soreness. Warticon often causes mild irritation where the cream is applied – usually on the 2nd or 3rd day of application – as the cream is burning off warts. Some patients also experience a burning sensation or tenderness of the skin where warts are being treated. It’s quite rare that Warticon produces strong side-effects. If you experience strong discomfort, you should end the treatment immediately, wash the cream off and contact your doctor.
If you have a question about this service, please email [email protected] with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.
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Our fast, convenient service is extremely straightforward
and you don't need to visit a doctor to use it.
You'll complete a short online health assessment and choose the medication you need. If you're unsure, our in-house GPs can also recommend the best treatment for you.
Our doctors will review your order, issue your prescription and pass it straight to a pharmacist to be dispensed.
Free First Class delivery is included and next day delivery starts at just £3.99. OR you can collect from any Royal Mail Local Collect® at your convenience.
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Orders placed before 4pm will be dispatched the same day.
Available to Collect: Thursday 25 Feb 2016 after 11am
Get an SMS/email to collect from your preferred Royal Mail location
Estimated Delivery: Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - Tuesday 01 Mar 2016
Estimated Delivery: Friday 26 Feb 2016 by 1pm
All of your medication will be delivered in plain, unlabeled
packaging. A signature will be required but it does not
have to be the patient.