Is cantharidin a prescription?

Cantharidin is a chemical derived from the green blister beetle. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin. Consult your prescriber. This is a compounded medication specifically made for you based on a prescription from your licensed physician.

Is cantharidin over the counter?

Edge Pharma’s Cantharidin suspension has the same active ingredient as Cantharone® and Canthacur®. Due to compounding pharmacy regulations, US-based practices cannot purchase non-patient specific office use cantharidin from Canadian-based pharmacies.

How long does cantharidin take to work?

Topical cantharidin treatment causes formation of blisters within 24 to 48 hours. Healing is complete 4 to 7 days after application. The degree of blistering is controlled by instructing the patient to wash the treated site with soap and water after a specified length of time, usually in the range of 2 to 6 hours.

Is cantharidin FDA approved?

First, there is no FDA-approved cantharidin product currently available; thus, raw material sources and topical formulations of cantharidin vary in consistency and availability.

How long does it take for cantharidin to work?

How do you apply Podophyllin solution?

Use a toothpick or a cotton-tipped or glass applicator to apply this medicine. Apply 1 drop at a time, allowing time for drying between drops, until the affected area is covered. After podophyllum is applied, allow it to remain on the affected area for 1 to 6 hours as directed by your doctor.

How does salicylic acid treat warts?

Salicylic acid

  1. Soak the wart for around 10 minutes, using warm water.
  2. Gently rub the wart with an emery board or pumice stone.
  3. Once the wart has softened, follow the instructions on the packet to apply the acid. The acid may cause mild stinging.
  4. Eventually, the wart should peel off.

How long do you leave cantharidin on?

Instruct patient to keep the tape on for at least four hours (up to 24 hours). Within 24 hours a blister forms which is often painful and inflamed. Have the patient return for observation in one to two weeks. Remove necrotic tissue and treat as before if any viable wart tissue remains.

What is Podophyllin tincture?

Podocon-25® (25% podophyllin in benzoin tincture) is indicated for the removal of soft genital (venereal) warts (condylomata acuminata)(4). PODOCON-25® (podophyllin) IS TO BE APPLIED ONLY BY A PHYSICIAN. IT IS NOT TO BE DISPENSED TO THE PATIENT.