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Warticon Wart Treatment Cream (Podophyllotoxin)

Warticon Wart Treatment Cream (Podophyllotoxin) (5g)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Sat. 23 Mar.

Description for Warticon Wart Treatment Cream (Podophyllotoxin)

Warticon cream contains the natural antiviral, podophyllotoxin, which helps to fight HPV and get rid of external genital warts in as little as 4 weeks. Warticon is available from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor by completing a 3 minute simple health questionnaire. Take action to treat genital warts today.

Warticon 0.5% Solution is also available to buy from the Online Doctor to treat genital warts.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Warticon cream is available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to treat external genital warts. To find out more about genital warts and see all the available treatments, see our Online Doctor Genital Warts page.

Warticon cream contains the active ingredient Podophyllotoxin, which is a plant extract used to treat and remove warts. Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), and presents as small lumps that develop on the genitals and around the anus. Podophyllotoxin is a natural anti-viral treatment that attacks and destroys the human papilloma virus that causes genital warts. This will cause the wart cells to eventually die, which allows new healthy tissue to grow in its place. Warticon is applied to the genital warts for three consecutive days in weekly treatment cycles.

Warticon cream is manufactured by Stiefel and is classified as a prescription only medicine (POM). One pack of Warticon contains a 5g tube of cream, which is usually sufficient for one month’s worth of treatment – this is normally sufficient for most people. Warticon cream should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.

Alternate Non-Medicinal Treatments for Warticon Cream

The only non-medicinal treatments for Warticon Cream is to have the warts physically removed. This is often only used in more severe cases when all medicinal treatments have been exhausted. You will have to speak to your GP for further information.  


*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Warticon cream is applied in treatment cycles. It is used TWICE daily, roughly 12 hours apart, for THREE consectuive days. You then have a four day break. This is one 7-day treatment cycle. Treatment cycles can be repeated for four consecutive weeks.

How to apply Warticon Cream

  1. Wash the affected areas with soap and water. Dry the area gently with a clean towel.
  2. Using a fingertip, apply Warticon Cream to cover each wart. Use only enough cream to cover each wart.
  3. Rub the cream into the wart. Be careful not to get the cream onto healthy skin. If this happens, wash the cream off with soap and water.
  4. Wash your hands thoroughly.

Warticon cream can cause local side effects at the area of application. These will not occur in everyone, however, they can include:

  • Wearing away of the top layers of skin
  • Irritation including redness, itching, and a burning sensation

If you experience any of the following side effects whilst using Warticon cream you should discontinue use and speak to your doctor: 

  • Severe burning
  • Stinging
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Itching
  • Swelling.

It is important that you read the patient information leaflet that comes with Warticon cream for a full list of side effects and other relevant information.

Warticon cream contains podophyllotoxin 0.15% as the active ingredient. This means there is 0.15mg of podophllotoxin per gram of cream.

It also contains: purified water, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propylparahydroxybenzoate (E216), sorbic acid, phosphoric acid, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin, trigylcerides – medium chain, butyl hydroxyanisole (E320), macrogol – 7 stearyl ether, macrogol – 10 stearyl ether.

Warticon cream is not suitable for you from The Online Doctor if:

  • You are allergic to podophyllotoxin or any of the other ingredients
  • The skin around or covering the wart is damaged, broken or bleeding.
  • Your warts cover an area of 4cm - around the size of a postage stamp.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Whilst using Warticon cream:

  • Only apply to affected areas - do not use on healthy skin.
  • Do not get Warticon cream in your eyes or mouth.
  • Do not apply to the inside of the vagina, penis or rectum - Warticon is only for use on external skin.
  • Do not cover the treated areas with plasters or dressings.

Delivery & Shipping Information


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Warticon Cream & Solution contain?

    Warticon Cream contains podophyllotoxin 0.15%, whereas the solution contains podophyllotoxin 0.5%. Podophyllotoxin is a natural antiviral that attacks and destroys the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that causes genital warts.

  • How do I use Warticon (Podophyllotoxin)?

    Warticon is applied in weekly treatment cycles. It is applied to all external genital warts twice daily, roughly 12 hours apart, for three consecutive days. You then have a four day break from treatment; this is one treatment cycle. Most cases take around 4 treatment cycles to clear.

  • I have started using Warticon and the treated area is irritated, is this normal?

    Irritation of the treated area can occur when you use Warticon for the first time. This is not usually serious and normally subsides. If symptoms of itching, redness, burning or irritation become severe, you should discontinue treatment and see your GP.

  • Why can I only buy two packs of Warticon online at one time?

    Warticon is an prescription-only gential warts treatment. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of two packs treatment at one time. Warticon treatment is normally used for around 4 treatment cycles. Two packs of Warticon should be sufficient to treat most outbreaks of genital warts. If you require further treatment please contact us to allow one of our medical team to offer you the appropriate help and advice for your situation.

  • Is it safe to buy Warticon online?

    Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to buy Warticon online. The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription acne treatments through our Online Pharmacy & Online Doctor.

  • How long does it take for Warticon (podophyllotoxin) to work?

    One course of treatment with Warticon cream or solution normally consists of four weekly treatment cycles. Four cycles of treatment (four weeks) are usually enough to treat most cases of genital warts. If your warts have not disappeared after four cycles of treatment, you should see your GP for further treatment options.

  • How does Warticon work?

    Warticon contains podophyllotoxin, which is a natural antiviral found in plants. It helps to fight the HPV that causes genital warts to appear. It is important to note that although podophyllotoxin can help to clear external genital warts, it does not cure your HPV infection. You can still be a carrier of HPV even if you do not have genital warts.

  • What is the difference between Warticon Cream & Warticon Solution?

    Warticon cream and solution differ in the strength of podophllotoxin, the cream in 0.15% whereas the solution is 0.5%. Although they are of different strength, they should produce the same effect when used, the solution is not more effective than the cream. Warticon cream can be more convenient to apply than the solution, especially for women.

    Both the Warticon cream & solution are applied in weekly treatment cycles where it is applied twice daily for three days followed by a four days break. 

  • Is it safe to use Warticon for long periods of time?

    Warticon is used in treatment cycles for four weeks at a time. If your genital warts still persist after four weeks of treatment, you should see your GP for treatment as it is unlikely that continued use will be effective.

  • Can I use other wart treatments with Warticon?

    You should only use one treatment for genital warts at a time. The only treatments licensed for genital warts are Warticon and Aldara. Do not use wart treatments intended for other parts of your body on genital warts, they may cause burning or leave scars after use.

  • How severe should my genital warts be to use Warticon?

    You can use Warticon on a single wart or on a group of warts, the earlier you start treatment, the less likely the warts are to spread.

  • Does Warticon affect the contraceptive pill or condoms?

    Warticon does not weaken latex condoms or affect the contraceptive pill. You should refrain from sex during treatment with Warticon to allow the treated area to heal and reduce the chance of transmission to your sexual partner.

  • Can I have sex whilst using Warticon?

    Due to the chance of you transmitting HPV to your partner whilst you have genital warts, it is recommended that you do not have sex whilst you are treating yourself with Warticon. Condoms are only around 70% effective at preventing the spread of the virus and you cn also infect someone from the skin around your genitals. Remember that even once your genital warts have gone, you may still be positive for HPV and able to infect others.

  • Does drinking alcohol affect Warticon?

    No, drinking alcohol will not affect Warticon. However, your immune system plays an important role in fighting the HPV infection and excessive alcohol consumption can lower your immune system meaning your are less likely to get rid of your genital warts, even with treatment.

  • What if Warticon doesn't work?

    If Warticon doesn't work, you can try other treatments such as Aldara, which contains Imiquimod and helps to stimulate your immune system to fight the HPV infection. Alternatively your GP or local sexual health clinic can offer treatments such as cryotherapy (freezing) or excision (cutting the warts off) if necessary.

  • If I stop using Warticon (podophyllotoxin) will my genital warts return?

    Some people may have only one episode of genital warts in their life whereas others will have multiple episodes. It is thought that people who do not treat their warts and let them disappear on their own are more likely to have repeat episodes whereas those who treat their warts are less likely to have repeat episodes. It is also thought that treatment with Aldara cream makes recurrence of genital warts less likely than treatment with Warticon. Unfortunately there is no way to tell whether your warts will recur or not.

  • Warticon cleared up my warts but they have now come back, can I use it again?

    Yes, if Warticon helped to clear your genital warts before then you can use it again to treat a further outbreak.

  • Is Warticon only effective for warts on the genitals?

    Yes, Warticon should only be used to treat external genital warts. It is only licensed to treat warts on the outside of the genitals and should not be used on warts around or inside the anus or inside the vagina or penis. For treatment of anal warts, Aldara cream is licensed and should be used. If you are suffering with internal genital warts you should see your GP or sexual health clinic for treatment. 

  • Can Warticon make warts worse or cause a blister reaction?

    Warticon should treat your warts effectively, though there may be some discomfort for the duration of treatment. Warticon burns away the warts and prevents more from growing in their place. Sometimes the warts may look like blisters when being treated. If you have any adverse swelling or skin reaction, or the treatment doesn’t work after continued use, visit your GP.

  • Does Warticon turn warts white?

    Warticon may react with your warts and turn them a white colour, before they peel and heal up.

  • Can Warticon be used on other parts of the body, like the hands?

    Warticon is specifically designed to treat genital warts. There are other treatments designed for other areas of the body. Consult with your GP or our Online Doctor service to discuss which treatment(s) would be best for you.

  • Does Warticon treatment leave scars?

    Warticon does not always leave scars – it often depends on the severity of your genital warts. You may be left with small white marks following treatment. Warticon will prevent your condition from worsening, and therefore reduce the potential for more scarring.

  • Can Warticon be used for the treatment of skin tags?

    Warticon is not usually prescribed to treat skin tags, as they are not a virus. There are other, more effective treatments available, like laser therapy.

  • Can I use this treatment throughout pregnancy or when breastfeeding?

    There is limited data to prove that Warticon can be safely used throughout pregnancy or when breastfeeding. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid this treatment in these instances.

  • Is this medication suitable to treat verrucas?

    It is advisable to find a treatment specifically for verrucas to treat them effectively. They are a different kind of skin growth.

  • Is this medication suitable for treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum ?

    Warticon is not used for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum. This condition usually affects children and can be left to heal itself without treatment. If it doesn’t, seek the advice of your GP.

  • Is Warticon meant to be blue?

    Yes, Warticon comes as a blue liquid, if you choose the Warticon solution. This can stain the skin in the area that is it applied. However, Warticon cream is white and soaks in to the skin completely.

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