Wart Remover

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates certain over-the-counter (OTC) wart remover products through a monograph system. This monograph outlines the specific ingredients, concentrations, and forms that qualify an OTC wart remover as safe and effective. The only approved ingredient for these OTC products is salicylic acid, at concentrations between 5% and 40% depending on the delivery method (plaster, collodion, or karaya gum base). These products are intended for the removal of common and plantar warts.

Wart Remover - Active Ingredients and OTC Monograph Number

Active Ingredients OTC Monograph Number
Salicylic acid 12 to 40 percent in a plaster vehicleM028.10 (Part 358)
Salicylic acid 5 to 17 percent in a collodion-like vehicleM028.10 (Part 358)
Salicylic acid 15 percent in a karaya gum, glycol plaster vehicleM028.10 (Part 358)