Warts are skin infections caused by viruses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. They can be unsightly and cause their suffers to feel quite self-conscious. There are a variety of treatment strategies, most of which can be time consuming, painful, expensive, and cause several unwanted side effects.
At Davis Islands Pharmacy and Compounding Lab, our compounding experts have the tools, experience, and ability to compound several unique topical gels that may help you. These gels are easy to use, painless, and custom made to meet your individual needs. Typically, our wart creams and other compound forms contain a combination of the following medications:
Cimetidine: approved by the FDA for inhibition of gastric acid secretion, it has been advocated for a number of dermatological diseases. The cutaneous uses and immunological effects of cimetidine have been actively studied over the past few years. Studies have shown cimetidine to be effective in treating viral warts, mucosal warts, genital warts and recalcitrant warts.
Deoxy-D-Glucose (DDG): an antimetabolite of glucose with antiviral activity; an example of which is found here.
Salicylic Acid: softens the skin layers that form a wart. Mild preparations have been sold over the counter for years. Higher potency, prescription strength preparations may be more effective.
5-Fluorouracil: a chemotherapeutic and is FDA-approved for actinic keratoses and basal cell carcinomas. However, there has been a great deal of interest in its off-label use for the HPV virus. 5-FU has shown promise in treating warts as monotherapy and in combination with salicylic acid.
Your prescriber may have special instructions as to how they want you to use this product. It is important that you follow the directions.
In some cases, the doctor may want you to apply the cream to a specific location. Typically you will apply it to the affected area twice daily.
Take your next dose of the medication as soon as you remember unless it is close to your next dose. In that case, skip the dose and resume your scheduled dose. Never double your dose.
Store it in a cool and dry place. Avoid direct sunlight and make sure it is stored in a safe place away from children.
If you fall outside our local delivery range, as an official US Postal Substation, we can also easily ship your medications to you. We ship most medications for free, and also offer expedited shipping if you need. As we grow, we also serve patients and prescribers in multiple states.