- It is used to get rid of warts.
- If you have an allergy to cantharidin or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have a type of wart called mosaic wart.
- If skin around the treated area is swollen or irritated.
- If you have any blood flow problems, talk with your doctor.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes).
- If your skin has birthmarks, moles, bleeding warts, or warts with hair growth. Do not use this drug on these areas.
- If you drink alcohol. You must avoid drinking alcohol for several hours after treatment.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not use this drug if you are pregnant.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not take this drug if you are breast-feeding.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Skin irritation.
- Short-term pain after use.
- Change in color of skin where drug is used.
- Your doctor will put on the skin.
- Follow what your doctor has told you to do.
- Call the doctor for an office visit.
- This drug will be given in a doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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