Duofilm

Duofilm (15g )

Order before 4pm for delivery from Fri. 20 Oct.

Description for Duofilm

An effective treatment for common skin and foot warts, Duofilm contains the active ingredients salicylic acid and lactic acid which work together to break down a protein called keratin that forms part of the skin's structure. Over time the affected skin cells will shed revealing healthy skin below.

Product Information

  • Age: 2 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

An effective wart and verucca treatment, Duofilm contains salicylic acid and lactic acid, active ingredients that work together to break down keratin, a protein that forms part of the wart's structure. The lactic acid increases absorption of the salicylic acid by breaking down the skin’s surface. Over time, the affected skin cells will be shed, which can take up to three months. If the treatment successful, the new skin that grows will be healthy. The length of treatment varies depending on the wart's size and how long you've had it.

  • Apply Duofilm paint directly to the wart once a day, preferably at bedtime, using the included brush.
  • Before applying Duofilm, remove any plasters and soak the wart in warm water for five minutes. Then dry the area with your own towel (sharing towels can spread the virus to other people).
  • After soaking and drying the wart, gently rub it with a pumice stone, emery board or nail file. Paint on enough Duofilm to cover the wart.
  • Avoid getting the paint on healthy skin as this can result in blistering and peeling.
  • Allow the Duofilm dry, then cover the wart with a plaster. Keep it covered until the next day when you repeat the treatment.
  • Stop treatment when the wart is gone and you see the ridgelines of healthy skin.
  • You may not see an improvement in the wart for one to two weeks and it may take up to 12 weeks until it disappears completely. It is important to stick with the treatment every night.

If you still see the wart after 12 weeks of treatment, consult your pharmacist or doctor for advice.

  • People with diabetes, poor blood circulation such as peripheral vascular disease, or nerve damage to the hands or feet should only use Duofilm under a doctor's supervision.
  • Warts that are larger than 5cm2 may require a different treatment. Seek advice from you doctor or pharmacist if this is the case.

Other medications containing the same active ingredients include:

  • Cuplex gel
  • Salactol paint
  • Salatac gel

Many other foot care preparations are available that contain salicylic acid as the main active ingredient. These include:

  • Bazuka extra strength gel
  • Compound W
  • Occlusal cutaneous solution
  • Verrugon ointment
*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over: 

  • Apply once daily, using the brush in the pack.
  • It may take 6 to 12 weeks to completely remove your wart.
  • Keep using Duofilm until the wart has completely gone. When it has gone you will be able to see the lines of your skin again.

How to use Duofilm

  1. Remove any plasters.
  2. Soak the warts in hot water for five minutes.
  3. Dry the area with your own towel.
  4. Rub the top of the warts carefully with a pumice stone or emery board.
  5. Then put on enough Duofilm to cover the warts. Try not to get it on the normal skin around the warts.
  6. Let the Duofilm dry.
  7. Cover the wart with a plaster if it is large or on your foot.

Do not use Duofilm on children under 12 years without medical supervision.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:

Contact dermatitis.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:

Salicylic acid BP 16.7% w/w & Lactic acid BP 16.7% w/w.

The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Colophony, flexible collodion, pyroxylin, colophony, virgin castor oil, ethanol and ether.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Do not use this product if:

  • You are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • This medicine is for a child under 12 years of age
  • The warts which need treatment are on the face, or in the area around the anus or genitals

Avoid applying to normal skin.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

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
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

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

All orders can be fully tracked 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.

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.

 

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
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
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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