Verrukatsid instructions for use
Verrukatsid is a drug for external use, which has a cauterizing and antiseptic effect against pathogens of skin infectious diseases. This drug is used in dermatology, in particular to remove various warts.
Release form and composition
Verrukacid is produced in the form of a solution for external use. It is a yellow or light brown liquid. Active ingredients are phenol 588 mg and metacresol 392 mg in 1 ml of solution. It also contains 10 mg of a 95% alcohol solution and purified water as auxiliary components. The solution is in a dark glass bottle of 2 g each with an applicator for external use. The carton pack contains 1 bottle and instructions for use of the drug.
The pharmacological effect of the drug is due to the action of its main active ingredients, phenol and metacresol. They have the ability to lead to coagulation and denaturation of the whites, 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 applying the drug to the skin, the active ingredients are practically not absorbed into the systemic circulation.
Indications for use
The use of the drug is indicated only for certain skin diseases, which include:
- Plantar, filamentous or common warts.
- Skin papillomas or genital warts caused by human papillomavirus.
- Keratomas - excessive local thickening of the stratum corneum.
- Dry corns.
In doubtful questions regarding the indications for use of the drug, it is necessary to consult with a dermatologist.
The use of Verrucacid solution is excluded in case of such pathological conditions of the skin:
- The presence of a pigmented nevus (birthmark) - the effect of a drug with cauterizing properties on this formation can trigger the development of an oncological process.
- Rashes, which are localized on the red border of the lips.
- Damaged skin or application to mucous membranes.
- Extensive skin lesions characterized by the involvement of a large area in the pathological process.
- Individual intolerance or hypersensitivity to the active ingredients 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 individual intolerance to one of its components.
Dosage and administration
The drug is applied to the skin with an applicator precisely in the area of localization of the pathological formation. In this case, in no case should it be allowed to enter healthy areas of the skin or mucous membranes. On small papillomas (diameter up to 2 mm) the preparation is applied once. For larger formations (about 2-3 mm in diameter), they are treated 2-3 times with a break to dry the treatment area. Also, dry corns and keratomas are processed 2-3 times with a break between treatments for 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), the upper stratum corneum is removed before treatment. To do this, it is treated with keratolytic ointment (acetylsalicylic ointment), covered with a compress paper or plastic wrap for better softening. Then this bandage is removed, and the skin is steamed in hot water with the addition of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) for 15 minutes and the horny layer is removed using nail scissors. Verrukacid is applied to the dried skin in the area of horny layer removal several times with an interval of 3-4 minutes.
Applying Veruccicide 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, seldom possible development of urticaria (characteristic rash and swelling of the skin, resembling a nettle burn).
- Chemical burns of healthy areas of the skin, manifested severe pain, swelling and redness (hyperemia) in the area of application.
- When processing formations on the eyelids around the eyes, their redness and swelling develop.
In the case of side effects, the use of the drug should be stopped, and the treated skin should be washed with a large amount of running water and wiped with 10% alcohol solution.
Before using the drug Verrukacid, you must carefully read the instructions. There are a number of special instructions and precautions regarding its use:
- The drug should not be allowed to reach healthy skin areas, visible mucous membranes and eyes.
- It is impossible to bandage or seal the treated skin areas with adhesive tape.
- Self-removal of crusts or peeling in the area of use of the drug is excluded.
- Do not apply Verrukacid more times than recommended according to the instructions or prescribed by a doctor.
- After treatment, the skin should dry in air, it is necessary to prevent contact of the treated area with clothing.
- On the first day after applying the 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 drug to areas of skin that have physiologically increased sweating and in the area of natural folds (interdigital spaces, inguinal folds, anal area), since in these situations there is a high probability of the solution getting to healthy skin.
- With repeated application of the drug, it is recommended to apply a zinc ointment on the skin around the treated area, which will prevent the Verrukacid solution from getting into healthy skin. After the solution dries, carefully remove the zinc ointment with a gauze pad.
- If necessary, the use of Verrukatsid children, it is used with extreme caution.
- In case of accidental ingestion of the drug on healthy skin, it is wiped with a cotton-gauze pad and treated with a 10% alcohol solution (treatment with lotion is allowed).
- After treatment, it is not recommended to apply other ointment-based drugs to the skin.
- In pregnancy, the use of the drug is possible only if the expected benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
- During breastfeeding it is impossible to process skin on the mammary glands and hands.
- The use of the drug does not affect the speed of psychomotor reactions and concentration.
In pharmacies, the drug is available without a prescription. If you have any questions regarding its use, you should consult with your doctor.
In case of application of a large amount of the drug or its contact with the area of healthy skin, burn symptoms develop, accompanied by pain, reddening of the skin (hyperemia) and its swelling. In this case, the use of the drug is stopped, its residues are removed using a cotton-gauze tampon, and then the skin is treated with a 10% solution of alcohol or lotion.
According to the active substance today there is no analogue of the drug Verrukacid.
Terms and conditions of storage
The shelf life of the drug Verrukacid is 5 years from the date of manufacture. It should be stored in a dark, dry place at an air temperature of +18 to + 22 ° C. Keep away from children.
The average cost of Verrukacid in pharmacies in Moscow is 171-192 rubles.