I knew before I even started this trial it was going to come with some criticisms and skepticism. I knew that because roughly a third of the people I told as I was just learning about it thought I should leave it as just a thought.
On the flip side, the other two-thirds were eager to learn more and see results. I didn’t dive into anything, in fact, I have had this medication in my posession for a month now and just used it for the first time. In the end my gut and heart said that trying it was the right thing to do.
So what am I talking about? Several months ago a confidant of mine wrote me privately and told me about a product she had trialed on her child called wartPEEL. She was kind enough to talk me through their experience and share pictures of their results.
Gaining interest is the easy part. You cannot obtain WartPEEL directly from the compound pharmacy that distributes it. You have to have a prescription from your Dr. And pay out-of-pocket. I will tell you more about that later. Let’s talk about what it actually is.
Medcara pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company. They seek to discover, develop and commercialize major pharmaceutical products.
Med-101 known under the brand name of WartPEEL is used for wart removal. Here’s where the controversy with some may come into play… it contains 5-fluorouracil and salicytic acid.
Salicytic acid; best known for it’s uses as a key ingredient in topical anti-acne products; is a type of phenolic acid and a beta hydroxy acid.
5-fluorouracil is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug with many uses, such as basal cell cancer of the skin and actinic keratosis.
The combination of salicytic acid and 5-fluorouracil helps to prevent wart re-growth and reoccurance by means of the salicytic acids exfoliating properties and 5-fluorouracils noted antimitotic and anti-proliferative qualities.
Acid and a chemo agent, I get it, it sounds slightly off kilter but hey, we will never know unless we try!
WartPEEL is NOT FDA approved, however, it IS in the process. The active ingredients are FDA approved individually but not together. It became available to patients in 2010 and once it is FDA approved it will represent an unprecedented opportunity because it will become the first FDA approved topical for resistant warts.
Medcara holds business relationships with compounding pharmacies. They have been able to accelerate new uses of drugs which increase success rates in early development compared to industry averages.
For WartPEEL specifically they partner with NuCara pharmacy which has about 25 locations in 5 states including Texas, Iowa, N. Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois.
Now back to how you obtain it. WartPEEL requires a prescription or authorization you could say, from a Physician. You or your physician can obtain the form directly from their website. Once submitted and approved NuCara will contact you and ask a few questions. In our case they were slightly surprised by the age and use but had no problem with our reasoning.
It is a pay for service product. The cost with shipping was $84 out of pocket for 5 grams. However, I did submit the receipt to our HRA who repaid us the full amount.
Nothing breaks my heart more than when Mermaid stops playing to come tell me her scales hurt, or tells me she needs to go to the Dr. to have them taken off. The constant in both these situations is the spot on her hand. For that reason I am going to trial that specific area for the sole reason that it is painful and/or bothersome.
I want to wait to share both Mermaid and our confidants results until we have something more substantial.
We will have results this coming week! I can NOT WAIT to share them, you will pleasantly surprised!
Thanks for walking with us today!
I am excited to see your update! My daughter will be 3 at the end of the month and her Nevus is almost identical to your daughter’s – in location, size, texture and color. While she hasn’t yet showed signs – or complaints – of it bothering her, we use a prescription lotion followed by cetaphil twice a day as apart of our routine. I am super excited for the day that there is a medicine, treatment or procedure that will help remove/reverse/prevent this condition.
I am thankful for your blog and the information your provide to us all. This condition is rare and so hard to find info on. You help us feel connected and give us hope! Thank you!
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Thank you so much Jenna, This comment right here is exactly why I continue the fight and search! I am so glad you follow us, were all in this together!