• Warticon Cream
  • Warticon


Medication features

Warticon cream is a topical treatment used specifically for genital warts, a common sexually transmitted infection. It contains podophyllotoxin, which works by stopping wart cells from growing and multiplying, leading to the eventual clearing of the warts.

  • Topical Prescription medication for Genital Warts
  • Contains podophyllotoxin
  • Comes as a cream or solution



Buy Warticon Cream or Solution Online

You can buy Warticon cream or Warticon solution for genital warts from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. After completing a short online consultation, your order will be passed to our UK registered doctors for review. 

If approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your medication to your chosen address. We use Royal Mail as a courier. Options include standard delivery or next day delivery.

What is Warticon?

Warticon contains the active ingredient Podophyllotoxin. This is a plant extract which is used to eradicate genital warts found on the penis or external warts on the vagina.

It is recommended that sex is avoided while treating warts with Warticon and until the skin has healed. A condom should be used if you do have sex during treatment.

Warticon is available as a cream or solution. Our doctors are able to prescribe both.

Genital Warts

Genital warts, also referred to as Condylomata acuminata, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a virus called Human Papillomavirus (HPV). 

Genital warts can be difficult to clear. They can last for months and sometimes years. If they do disappear there is a chance they can return in the future.

For about 75% of people the warts will clear up within 2 years without treatment. They will disappear within 6 months in about 30% of people. 

There are a large number of HPV viruses. Certain types of HPV viruses have a risk of causing cancers such as anal and cervical cancers. 

The HPV vaccine is given to school children to protect against HPV infection and reduce the risk of these cancers. The vaccine can also protect against genital warts, although sometimes people can still contract genital warts even if they have had the vaccine.

How it works

The active ingredient in Warticon is podophyllotoxin. It is an antiviral that is applied directly to the warts. It penetrates the wart cells, stopping them from growing and eventually causing the destruction of wart cells. 

Both Warticon cream and solution are applied once in the morning and once in the evening (every 12 hours) for 3 consecutive days. After applying it for 3 days you should not apply any Warticon for the next 4 days. This counts as one treatment course.

If your warts have not cleared after 7 days of starting the treatment you should apply another treatment course. Up to 4 treatment courses can be applied. If the warts persist after 4 treatment courses, you should contact your doctor.

How to apply

Before you apply the treatment, you should wash the affected areas with soap and water and then dry the area with a clean towel.


Apply the exact amount of cream needed to cover each wart and rub the cream into the wart. Any cream that is accidentally applied to healthy skin should be washed off. Wash your hands after you apply Warticon.


Dip one of the applicators provided into the solution and apply the solution to a wart until it is covered. Wait for it to dry and repeat steps to apply the solution to all warts.

Side effects

There is always a risk of side effects when taking any medicine. Please read the patient information leaflet to be aware of the potential side effects. Skin reactions are the most common side effects of Warticon:

  • Redness of the affected area 
  • Skin irritation
  • A sensation of itching or burning
  • The top layers of the skin wearing away

For this reason it is important to avoid applying Warticon to healthy skin.

Some people may notice mild irritation of the affected area 2 to 3 days after applying Warticon. This can be an indication that it is starting to work. However, if you have concerns about your side effects you should discuss these with your doctor or pharmacist.


There are a number of other treatments available. Our doctors are currently able to prescribe Condyline solution and Aldara cream. 

Condyline solution is another medicine that contains podophyllotoxin. 

Aldara cream contains a medicine called Imiquimod. This works by helping the immune system of the body to produce natural substances that fight the HPV virus causing the warts.

Two other options that patients can try are cryotherapy or freezing. These methods use liquid nitrogen. They must be performed by a doctor or nurse who freezes the warts, usually once a week for 4 weeks.

It may take weeks or months for treatments to work and unfortunately there is no guarantee that treatments will work for everyone.


How long does it take Warticon to work?

A response to Warticon should be seen within 4-5 weeks. For some people it may be sooner than this and in others it may be later. It may not work for some people but it is important to try 4 treatment courses before trying a different treatment.

Can you get Warticon over the counter?

Warticon is not an over the counter medicine, it is classified as a prescription only medicine. If it is suitable, our doctors are able to prescribe Warticon after you complete a short assessment.

Can I buy Warticon online?

Yes, you can buy Warticon online via our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. After filling out an assessment form, our medical team can assess your suitability for treatment, and issue a prescription if necessary. 

How many times can you use Warticon?

Warticon is applied for 3 consecutive days and not applied for the next 4 days. This is one treatment course. Up to 4 treatment courses of Warticon can be used. If there is no improvement to your warts after this time you should consult your doctor.

When should I stop using Warticon?

You should stop using Warticon if your warts disappear or if there is no improvement after 4 treatment courses.

How long do warts last untreated?

This can vary for individuals but without treatment the warts will clear up after 2 years in 75% of people. Genital warts treatment may reduce how long a wart lasts. 



How long do genital warts last?

The time it takes can be different for everyone. In about 30% of people, the warts will disappear within 6 months. In about 75% of cases, the warts will clear up within 2 years without treatment. Treatment may help clear the warts sooner. 

What does genital warts look like?

The warts are usually soft cauliflower-like growths of different sizes. The NHS website contains images of genital warts that may be helpful.

What could be mistaken for genital warts?

Genital warts can be mistaken for a number of things, such as skin tags, sores or ulcers. This NHS page has information on other things that may be mistaken for genital warts. For information on other sexual health problems visit this NHS page.

What happens if you leave a wart untreated?

An untreated wart will eventually clear but this could take months or years. Sometimes warts can be painful or irritating until they clear.

How do you get rid of a wart on your private parts?

Although warts will clear with time, treatment may speed up the process. The most common treatments are Condyline solution, Warticon cream and Aldara cream. These medicines contain ingredients that help to destroy the wart cells.

Other treatment options available to patients are cryotherapy or freezing. This must be performed by a doctor or nurse who freezes the warts, usually once a week for 4 weeks.

Warts can be difficult to treat and these treatments may not clear the warts up for everybody.

Can I buy treatment online?

Yes, you can buy genital warts treatment online via our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. After filling out an assessment form, it will be medically reviewed for suitability, and a prescription issued if necessary.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.



Warticon is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.

There are no known interactions between Warticon and other medication. However, it should not be used alongside another treatment for genital warts (such as Condyline solution).

Warticon is used to treat external genital warts. The cream or solution should not be applied inside the vagina, rectum or penis. It should not be applied to any skin that is broken, damaged or bleeding.

It should not be taken by anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients shown in the patient information leaflet.

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