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OTC treatment of warts and verrucas

A summary of OTC treatment for warts and verrucas

This CPD module is about OTC treatments for warts and verrucas. It explains how to use common OTC medicines most effectively and in the right patients.


To understand the best OTC management strategies for warts and verrucas


After completing this module you should have a better understanding of:

  • Types of treatment for warts and verrucas and what's available OTC
  • The indications, dosages, cautions and side effects for these medicines
  • Key points to remember when advising patients about warts and verrucas.


Alan Nathan is a pharmacy writer and consultant

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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