What should I watch for?
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 go away 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.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Bad odor (solution only)
bleeding of treated skin
blistering, crusting, or scabbing of treated skin
bloody urine (solution only)
burning feeling of treated skin
dizziness (solution only)
headache (gel only)
itching of treated skin
pain during sexual intercourse (solution only)
pain of treated skin
problems with foreskin of penis (solution only)
redness or swelling of treated skin
scarring of treated skin (solution only)
skin ulcers of treated skin
vomiting (solution only)
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Dryness of treated skin
peeling of treated skin
soreness or tenderness of treated skin
stinging or tingling of treated skin
trouble in sleeping (solution only)
Changes in color of treated skin (gel only)
skin rash (gel only)
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.