What is Cantharone (Cantharidin) used for?
Candharone is applied as a blistering solution to address medical conditions such as skin lesions, common warts and mollusca. The application of Cantharidin on the skin does not hurt. Once the Cantharone has been applied, a Band-Aid or piece of clear tape should be applied. To completely remove the Cantharone, peel off the covering after 4 hours and wash with soap and water. Infections caused by molluscum contagiosum are usually caused by poxviruses. There are hundreds of thousands of these lesions around the world, but they are most commonly found on the face, neck, armpits, arms, and hands. Infected people transmit the disease through towels, clothes, and other items they use. In addition, molluscum contagiosum can be spread by sexual contact. The likelihood of contracting the disease is greater in people with weak immune systems, such as those suffering from cancer or AIDS. It affects warts on the bottom and they should be removed.
Cantharone (Cantharidin) Information
The tape or Band-Aid can be removed sooner if the area is severely stinging or burning before the time is up. A few hours after this treatment, there will be swelling and redness on the wart. Blisters are likely to develop later.
When you puncture the blister, the blister will immediately relieve the pain; don't remove the roof to prevent infection. The site should be cleaned with plain tap water, and the area should be covered with antibiotic ointment (e.g. Bacitracin) or plain Vaseline.
There are some warts that are extremely difficult to treat, including plantar warts on your feet and cuticles, as well as warts under your nails. Cantharone is sometimes not effective in treating these warts.
It is possible that some patients will experience burning or tingling sensations at the treated area when exposed to Cantharone. Therefore, the warts and mollusca should only be treated with this solution, avoiding the surrounding skin.
side effects of cantharidin:
There are some side effects associated with this medication, including:
- it may cause blisters at the application site.
- it may cause dryness and peeling of the skin.
- it may cause local irritation.
- it may cause local pain.
Treatments may be reacted to differently by each individual.
Discuss these side effects with your doctor or pharmacist if you think they may be caused by this medication. The doctor or pharmacist can help you find out whether the medication is actually the cause.
Starting price of Cantharone 0.7% cost in Canada
- 7.5 mL - $139.99 USD ($18.67 per mL)
Starting price of Canthacur 0.7% cost in Canada
- 22.5 mL - $237.75 USD ($10.57 per mL)
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You do require a prescription to order Cantharone 0.7% in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.
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