Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Use the medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it longer than directed .

Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine .

This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it inside your eyes, nose, mouth, vagina, or anus. Do not use on open wounds or on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away .

Do not use this medicine on moles, birthmarks, or any other warts until you discuss it with your doctor .

Women using tampons should insert the tampon first before applying the ointment. If the tampon needs to be changed while the ointment is on the skin, avoid getting the ointment into the vagina .

Men who are not circumcised and treating genital warts under the foreskin should draw back the foreskin and clean the area daily .

Do not wash off the ointment from the treated area before you apply the next dose. When you wash the treatment area or bathe, apply the ointment afterwards .

Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless your doctor has told you to. You may wear loose-fitting underwear after applying this medicine .

Keep using this medicine until all the warts have cleared up. However, you should not use this medicine for longer than 16 weeks .

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage form (ointment):
    • For warts on the genital or rectal areas:
      • Adults—Apply a thin layer (about an 0.5 cm strand) to the affected area three times a day. Rub it in gently.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.