Verrukacid instructions for use
Verrukatsid is a drug for external use, which has cauterizing and antiseptic action against pathogens of cutaneous infectious diseases. This drug is used in dermatology, in particular for the removal of various warts.
Form of issue and composition
Verrukacide is available as a solution for external use. It is a yellow or light brown liquid. The active substances are phenol 588 mg and metacresol 392 mg in 1 ml of the solution. It also contains 10 mg of 95% alcohol solution and purified water as auxiliary components. The solution is in a vial of dark glass 2 g each with an applicator for external use. Cardboard pack contains 1 bottle and instructions for use.
The pharmacological effect of the drug is due to the action of its main active substances phenol and metarecisol. They have the ability to lead to coagulation and denaturation of proteins, changing their spatial tertiary structure. Due to this, these compounds have a cauterizing effect on the cells in the area of their application. Also Verrukatsid destroys bacteria, viruses and fungi due to coagulation of their intracellular proteins.
After application of the drug on the skin, the active substances are not practically absorbed into the systemic bloodstream.
Indications for use
The use of the drug is indicated only for certain skin diseases, which include:
- Plantar, filamentous or common warts.
- Papillomas or genital warts of the skin caused by the human papillomavirus.
- Keratomas - excessive local thickening of the stratum corneum.
- Dry calluses.
In doubtful questions regarding the indications for the use of the drug, it is necessary to consult a dermatologist.
Contraindications for use
Application of the solution Verrukacid is excluded in such pathological conditions of the skin:
- The presence of pigment nevus (mole) - the effect on this formation of the drug with cauterizing properties can trigger the development of the oncological process.
- Rashes that are localized on the red border of the lips.
- Damaged skin or application to mucous membranes.
- Extensive skin lesions, characterized by involvement in the pathological process of a large area.
- Individual intolerance or hypersensitivity to active substances or auxiliary components of the drug.
Also, the drug is contraindicated for use in children under the age of 7 years and the presence of an individual intolerance to one of its components.
Dosing and Administration
The drug is applied to the skin with the help of an applicator exactly in the area of localization of pathological formation. In this case, in no case should it be allowed to get into healthy areas of the skin or mucous membranes. On small papillomas (diameter up to 2 mm) the drug is applied once. With larger formations (about 2-3 mm in diameter), they are treated 2-3 times with a break to dry the treatment area. Also, dry calluses and keratomas are treated 2-3 times with a break between treatments of 3-4 minutes. With a significant density of the wart or its localization in the area of the body with dense skin (the sole of the legs), preliminary removal of the upper stratum corneum is performed before treatment. To do this, it is treated with keratolytic ointment (acetylsalicylic ointment), covered with compress paper or polyethylene film for better softening. Then, the bandage is removed and the skin is stripped in hot water with the addition of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) for 15 minutes and the stratum corneum is removed with the help of a manicure scissors. On the dried skin in the area of horny layer removal, Verrukacid is applied several times with an interval of 3-4 minutes.
The application of Verucaccidum to the skin in the area of the pathological process can lead to the development of several negative effects, which include:
- Allergic reactions in the form of a rash on the skin and its itching, it is rarely possible to develop urticaria (a characteristic rash and swelling of the skin, reminiscent of a nettle burn).
- Chemical burn of healthy skin areas, manifested by severe pain, swelling and redness (hyperemia) in the application area.
- When processing the formations on the eyelids around the eyes, their reddening and swelling develops.
In case of side effects, the drug should be discontinued and the treated skin area washed with a large amount of running water and wiped with 10% alcohol solution.
Before using Verrukacid, you should carefully read the instructions. There are a number of special instructions and precautions regarding its use:
- Do not allow the drug to enter healthy areas of the skin, visible mucous membranes and eyes.
- Do not bandage or glue the treated skin with adhesive tape.
- Excludes the independent removal of crusts or peeling in the field of drug use.
- Do not apply Verrukacide more times than recommended according to the instructions or prescription of the doctor.
- After treatment, the skin should dry out in the air, it is necessary to avoid contact of the treated area with clothing.
- On the first day after applying Verrukacid solution, it is not recommended to wash the treated area with water, especially using soap or other detergents.
- It is not recommended to apply the preparation to skin areas in which the sweating is physiologically increased and in the area of natural folds (interdigital spaces, inguinal folds, anal area), as in these situations, the high probability of the solution falling onto healthy skin areas.
- With repeated application of the drug, it is recommended to apply zinc ointment to the skin around the treated area, which will prevent the solution of Verrukacid from getting onto the healthy skin. After the solution has dried, the zinc ointment is carefully removed with a gauze swab.
- If it is necessary to use Verrukacid for children, it is used with extreme caution.
- If you accidentally get the drug on a healthy skin, it is wiped with a cotton-gauze swab and treated with 10% alcohol solution (lotion is allowed).
- It is not recommended after treatment, apply to the skin other medications on an ointment basis.
- In pregnancy, the use of the drug is only possible if the expected benefit for the mother exceeds the potential risk to the fetus.
- During breastfeeding, skin patches on the mammary glands and hands should not be treated.
- The use of the drug does not affect the speed of psychomotor reactions and concentration of attention.
In pharmacies, the drug is dispensed without a prescription. In case of any questions regarding its use, consult a physician.
In case of application of a large amount of the drug or its getting on the area of healthy skin, the symptoms of a burn develop, accompanied by pain, redness of the skin (hyperemia) and its swelling. In this case, the drug is discontinued, its residues are removed with a cotton-tampon swab, and then the skin is treated with a 10% solution of alcohol or lotion.
According to the active substance to date, there are no analogues of Verrukacid.
Terms and conditions of storage
The shelf life of Verrukacid is 5 years from the date of manufacture. Keep it in a dark, dry place at an air temperature of +18 to +22 ° C. Keep out of the reach of children.
The average cost of Verrukacid in pharmacies in Moscow is 171-192 rubles.