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What is Ycanth used for?

This medication is used to treat a certain viral skin infection (molluscum contagiosum).




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Ycanth Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using cantharidin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is for use on the skin only. It is applied to the affected area by a healthcare professional as directed by your doctor, usually every 3 weeks as needed. It should not be applied inside the nose, mouth, or vagina, or in or near the eyes. The treated area should not be covered with bandages. After the medication is applied, do not touch, bite, or lick the treated area. Make sure the treated areas of the skin do not come in contact with the mouth, nose, eyes, or genital areas. If you do get the medication in those areas, rinse with plenty of water and get medical help right away.

This medication is flammable. Avoid fire, open flame, or smoking near the treated areas of the skin.

The medication should be washed off with soap and water as directed by your doctor, usually 24 hours after treatment. It may be washed off earlier if severe pain or blistering occurs on the treated area. Ask your doctor for more details.

Avoid applying other products to the treated areas of the skin until at least 24 hours after the treatment or until the treated area is washed off.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Ycanth Dosage and Form Information

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