Action And Clinical Pharmacology: Although the exact mode of action of salicylic acid in the treatment of warts is not known, it activity appears to be associated with its keratolytic action which results in mechanical removal of epidermal cells infected with wart viruses.
Indications And Clinical Uses: In the treatment and removal of common warts and plantar warts.
Contra-Indications: Occlusal-HP should not be used by diabetics or patients with impaired blood circulation. It should not be used on moles, birthmarks, unusual warts with hair growing from them, or warts on the face.
Precautions: For external use only. Do not permit Occlusal-HP to contact eyes or mucous membranes. If contact with eyes or mucous membranes occurs, immediately flush with water for 15 minutes. Salicylic acid should not be allowed to contact normal skin surrounding wart. Treatment should be discontinued if excessive irritation occurs. Occlusal-HP is flammable and should be kept away from fire or flame. Keep bottle tightly capped when not in use.
Adverse Reactions: A localized irritant reaction may occur if Occlusal-HP is applied to the normal skin surrounding the wart. Any irritation may normally be controlled by temporarily discontinuing use and by applying the medication only to the wart site when treatment is resumed.
Dosage And Administration: Prior to application, soak wart in warm water for 5 minutes. Remove any loosened tissue by gently rubbing with a brush, wash cloth, or emery board. Dry thoroughly. Using the brush applicator supplied, apply twice to entire wart surface, allowing the first application to dry before applying the second. Treatment should be once or twice a day and should continue as directed by physician. Be careful not to apply to surrounding skin.
Clinically visible improvement will normally occur during the first or second week of therapy. Maximum resolution may be expected after 4 to 6 weeks of drug use.
Availability And Storage: Each bottle contains: salicylic acid USP 26% in a polyacrylic vehicle of acrylates copolymer, butyl acetate, dibutylphthalate, isopropyl alcohol and polyvinyl butyral. Bottles of 10 mL with brush applicator.
OCCLUSAL-HP Medicis Salicylic Acid Verrucae Therapy