Medicines & Supplements A to Z > Verrufilm


Last updated on 04/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Lactic acid + Salicylic acid


DRUG CLASS: Keratolytics

SUB CLASS: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

USED FOR: Warts and calluses

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS: 16.7%/16.7% (solutions)

What is Verrufilm?

Verrufilm is a type of keratolytics, which can swell, soften, macerate, and desquamate the affected stratum corneum tissue. It is used to treat warts, calluses and corns.

How to use it?

Verrufilm can be applied topically on skin as a solution. At bedtime, apply a thin layer of solution onto the affected area, then let it dry for a few minutes until it forms a film.

What are the side effects of Verrufilm?

Common side effects of Verrufilm include skin irritation.

Who should not take Verrufilm?

– People who are allergic to Lactic acid, Salicylic acid, or any component of the formulation
– Patients with diabetes, or circulatory system diseases

Pharmacist Tips:

– Do not use it on facial warts, hairy warts, the anogenital region, on skin blemishes or congenital nevi (moles).
– Wash hands before and after using.
– Avoid contact with eyes.

Common dosing schedule:
Verrufilm should be used at bedtime. 

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Verrufilm may interact with:
No known significant interactions.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Verrufilm in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Verrufilm is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Verrufilm in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.