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Compound W Plus is a topical over the counter medication used for fast and effective removal of skin warts. It may also be used for corns and calluses, as well as for other uses.
Compound W Plus contains salicylic acid as its active ingredient, which works as a keratolytic agent to dissolve the substance that causes skin cells to stick together. This causes the outer layer of the skin to peel away, which helps to quickly remove the wart.
Use and Dosage
Compound W Plus is for use on the skin only. To avoid irritation, do not let the medication come into contact with your eyes, nose, mouth, groin, or any broken skin. If you do get the medication in those areas, flush the area with cool water for 15 minutes. Wash hands after use.
To use Compound W Plus, you should first clean the affected area and soak it in warm water for at least five minutes. After drying the area well, you should remove any excess white skin on the wart, but do not try to rub the wart off. Then, apply a few drops of the liquid or a small amount of the gel to cover the wart and let it dry. You should repeat this process once or twice daily as needed for up to 12 weeks or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Avoid getting the medication on healthy surrounding skin, as it can cause irritation. Additionally, do not use this medication on irritated or infected skin, moles, and birthmarks, warts with hair growing from them, genital warts, or warts on the face or mucous membranes. If you have any questions or concerns about using Compound W Plus, you should consult with your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of Compound W Plus (Salicylic Acid - non-Rx):
- Changes in the color of treated skin (usually whitening)
- Minor skin irritation, rash, or peeling
Serious Side Effects of Compound W Plus (Salicylic Acid - non-Rx):
- Irritation of the skin
- Light-headed feeling, like you might pass out
- Problems with hearing
- Ringing in your ears
- Severe burning or dryness
- Severe headache
- Severe stomach pain
- Shortness of breath
- Thinking problems
Forms and Strength
Compound W Plus (Salicylic Acid - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Compound W Plus: Liquid
- Do not use I ton moles, birthmarks, or any unusual growths on the skin.
- Do not use it on irritated, infected, or reddened skin.
- Do not use if you are allergic to salicylic acid or any other ingredients in Compound W Plus.
- Do not use it on children under the age of two, except under the supervision of a physician.
- Do not use it with other topical medications or products unless directed by a physician.
- Use cautiously on sensitive skin or on areas with thin or fragile skin, as excessive irritation may occur.
- If you experience significant discomfort or irritation after applying Compound W Plus, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
- Consult with a physician before using Compound W Plus if you have diabetes, poor blood circulation, nerve damage, or any other health condition that affects the feet or hands.
- Do not apply it to open wounds or broken skin.
- Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, or other mucous membranes. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
- Do not use on genital warts.
- Keep out of reach of children.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Compound W plus to remove a wart?
It takes up to 12 weeks to get rid of warts.
Can Compound W Plus be used on children?
Do not use Compound W Plus on children under the age of two. For children over the age of two, consult with a pediatrician before using this medication.
Can I apply makeup or sunscreen over Compound W Plus?
Do not apply makeup or sunscreen over Compound W Plus. However, once the medication has dried and absorbed into the skin, you can cover the affected area with a bandage or gauze.
Is it okay to pick at the warts or verrucas while using Compound W Plus?
No, you should not pick at the warts or verrucas while using Compound W Plus. This can cause the area to become more irritated and may even spread the infection to other areas.
Can I use Compound W Plus if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Consult with a doctor before using Compound W Plus if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It's important to purchase Compound W Plus from verified Canadian pharmacy.