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The topical solution should only be used to treat genital warts located on the outside skin of the genitals (i
               



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What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other medicines on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. This medicine is not a cure. New warts may develop during or after treatment.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better within one week. The weekly treatment course can be repeated up to 4 times. If the wart does not resolve in 4 weeks, a different treatment should be considered. If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, contact your doctor or health care professional.

Sexual (genital, oral, anal) contact should be avoided while the medication is on the skin.

The only way to prevent infecting others with the HPV virus (the virus that causes genital warts) is to avoid direct skin- to- skin contact. If warts are visible in the genital area, sexual contact should be avoided until the warts are treated. Experts advise that using latex condoms during sexual contact may reduce, but not entirely prevent, infecting others.

Avoid contact with the eyes. If eye contact occurs, patients should immediately flush the eye with large quantities of water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention.

This medicine contains alcohol and is flammable. Do not use near heat, open flame, or while smoking.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • bleeding, blistering, burning, crusting, or scabbing of treated skin
  • blood in the urine
  • dizziness
  • severe skin rash or swelling
  • vomiting (may indicate excessive dosage)

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dryness, flaking or peeling of the skin
  • headache
  • mild redness, itching or stinging of the skin

               
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