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Avoca Wart & Verruca Treatment

Avoca is a treatment for warts and verrucas and can also be used to remove any excess tissue which forms when wounds heal. This medication comes in the form of a cutaneous stick and the tip of the stick is mixed with a drop of water so that the treatment can be applied to warts and verrucas present on the skin. Warts and verrucas are caused by a virus known as the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The virus can be easily spread through skin contact and it can be carried over via towels, shoes or even swimming pool areas. Warts and verrucas are both common and annoying conditions, but a treatment like avoca can deal with them effectively when following the instructions for use carefully.

Last Patient Information Leaflet Review Date: 17/04/2020

See Avoca Patient Information Leaflet

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  • You should avoid the treatment coming into contact with the eyes, genitals, mucous membranes and other sensitivie areas of the body
  • Avoca may cause staining. It may help to use an old towel or newspaper when you apply it to avoid staining your clothes or surfaces
  • Avoca may burn. Take care when applying it and try to avoid it coming into contact with healthy skin
  • The recommended dosage for Avoca is to apply it once daily for 3 days for warts, and once daily for 6 days for verrucas
  • You should always follow the application instructions that are outlined in the patient information leaflet
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  • You have an allergy or hypersensitivity to silver nitrate
  • You've used this treatment before and suffered from serious side effects
  • You're already using another kind of treatment for warts of verrucas
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What is Avoca Wart & Verruca Treatment?

Avoca is a treatment for removing warts and verrucas. It can also be used to remove excess tissue which forms during the healing process of wounds. This treatment comes in the form of a cutaneous stick. Using the stick and a drop of water, the treatment in avoca is applied directly to the wart/verruca/excess tissue.

How does Avoca work?

Avoca contains an active ingredient called silver nitrate. It is a natural compound which is used as an anti-infective agent. It is an effective treatment against warts and verrucas on the skin because it can destroy tissue on their surface layer when applied. This causes the cells responsible for the warts/verrucas to perish over time and then fresh skin tissue develops in their place.

Who can use Avoca?

If you have warts, verrucas or excess tissue on one or several parts of your skin, then you find a avoca cutaneous stick to be the most suitable treatment. However, there are certain warnings and precautions to be aware of before you start using this particular treatment.

Avoca should not be used to treat genital warts. If you have this type of warts, then you should seek alternative treatment (which is something you could consult a doctor or local pharmacist about if necessary). You should also keep avoca away from sensitive areas of the body. This treatment should only be used specifically on parts of your skin affected by warts or verrucas. It can cause staining if this treatment gets on to healthy parts of your skin.

Avoca is caustic (meaning it can burn), so you should avoid using it over bathroom or kitchen fittings or carpets. It’s important to closely follow the instructions given by your doctor and in your patient information leaflet to ensure safety when using this treatment.

If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or think you may be pregnant and you intend to use Avoca to treat warts or verrucas, then consult your doctor first before you start this treatment. You should also speak to your doctor or local pharmacist if you are currently taking any other medicines, to ensure none could clash with the effects of avoca.

How to use Avoca

Your patient information leaflet will include detailed instructions on how to prepare properly for using this treatment and each step you should follow to apply it correctly and safely. If you are ever unsure of any of the required steps, then it’s best to refer back to your patient information leaflet or speak to your doctor or local pharmacist.

There are several items you will need before you can start using avoca properly, so make sure you have the following:

  • A small amount of clean water, such as tap water (do not use saline solution or water known to contain chlorides or salt)
  • A clean, non-absorbent surface such as an upturned drinking glass or steel cup
  • A paper tissue
  • Petroleum jelly (for protecting healthy skin near warts/verrucas)
  • A firm surface to work on such as a table
  • Newspaper or something similar which can protect the firm surface you’re using from drops of water containing silver nitrate

A drop of water is applied to the tip of the avoca cutaneous stick so that the tip can then be applied to the warts/verrucas and these are exposed to water containing silver nitrate. After using the stick, any surface touched by the water or wet tip may become stained black over the following 24 hours. After 24 hours, the black surface of the treated skin should be filed away with a coarse nail buffer or fine emery board.

In regards to the recommended dose, avoca should be applied once daily for 3 days when treating warts, or once daily for 6 days when treating verrucas. If your symptoms do not improve after the recommended time of usage, then inform your doctor or local pharmacist.

What if I use more Avoca than needed?

If you use more avoca than you should or you accidentally get this treatment in your eyes or mouth, then contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department right away. You may experience burning or stinging if you use too much of this treatment or expose it to areas it is not meant to be applied on. Swallowing avoca can lead to symptoms such as nausea, diarrhoea, fits or loss of consciousness.

Can Avoca cause side effects?

As is the case with all medicines, there is some possibility that side effects could be experienced as a result of taking avoca, but the chances of this happening are low. Since this treatment is caustic, there is a possibility that avoca could cause burning/stinging sensations when applied. If you experience any side effects which are prolonged or severe (such as signs of an allergic reaction), then stop using avoca and contact a doctor or hospital as soon as possible.

Do you need a prescription for Avoca?

Buying Avoca for wart and verruca treatment does not require a prescription, but you will need to complete a short medical questionnaire to buy this product from us online. The questionnaire is a requirement so that our doctors can confirm that this treatment is appropriate and safe for you to use. If you are deemed suitable for this treatment after placing your order, it will usually be dispatched within 24 hours.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Dosage Instructions
Apply this treatment ONCE daily for 3 days when treating warts, or ONCE daily for 6 days when treating verrucas.
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The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service

standard UK delivery within 3-5 working days

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UK Express Delivery, £2.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using the Express delivery service* (deliveries are made Monday - Saturday)

If you order after 12pm, your order will be dispatched the next working day and will be with you within 48 hours once dispatched. This excludes weekends and bank holidays

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Anytime, £4.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Special Delivery Service, which includes Saturday deliveries.

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 1pm, £7.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 1pm next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 9am, £14.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 9am next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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