What is Cantharone used for?
Cantharone contains the active ingredient Cantharidin. Cantharidin is a vesicant that creates blisters that remove the wart from the bottom. It may also contain salicylic acid as well.
Cantharone is a burn agent used in wart removal or plantar warts treatment. Cantharidin is applied topically to the wart. It is not to be taken by mouth. Cantharone is potent and can burn the skin.
It should be used sparingly and only applied to the wart. Cantharone acts by targeting the cells of the wart, stopping division and killing them. Application is painless and does not cause scarring. Wash the area with soap and water when you remove the tape or band aid after 24 hours.