XORLYX 2/XORLYX 5: Apply sparingly to the affected skin areas twice daily, in the morning and at night until improvement occurs. Subsequently, it may then be possible to maintain improvement by less frequent application.
XORLYX 10: Apply a thin layer of XORLYX 10 Salicylic Acid 10% w/w to the affected areas, once or twice daily (in the morning and at night) until improvement occur or as directed by physician.
XORLYX 20: Follow the doctor's instruction carefully. They may differ from the general instructions in this monograph.
Before using XORLYX 20, moisten or soak the wart in warm water for about 5 minutes to help loosen and soften the treatment area. Dry thoroughly. After soaking/moisturising and before applying the treatment to the wart, use an emery board or pumice stone to carefully remove the top dead layers of skin on the affected area (avoid sharing this board/stone with others). This dead skin removal is to help the medication penetrate the skin more easily. Do not try to rub the wart off.
Protect surrounding healthy skin (for example with White Soft Paraffin or specially designed plaster). Apply a thin layer of XORLYX 20 to cover the entire warts. Be careful to apply it only to the affected area and not the surrounding skin.
The treatment may be used once or twice daily (in the morning and at night) or as directed by the doctor or pharmacist. Treatment should start as early as possible after the start of an infection. Subsequently, it may then be possible to maintain improvement by less frequent application. The patient needs to apply the medication as instructed until the warts clear up, or for up to 12 weeks or as directed by the doctor or pharmacist. If the wart persists after 12 weeks, consult the doctor.