Condylox

1 What is Condylox?

Brand: Condylox

Generic: Podofilox

Brand name:

Condylox

Podofilox is a non-alkaloid toxin lignan used to remove certain types of warts on the outside skin of the genital areas. The gel is used also to treat warts between the genitals and the rectum.

This drug is not recommended for use on warts inside the rectum, vagina, or urine passageways inside the penis or the vulva. This drug promotes necrosis of the wart. This drug requires a prescription.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before taking this drug, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider.

Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.

There is no specific data comparing the use of podofilox in children and elderly with use in other age groups.

It is still unknown whether this drug works exactly the same way in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people.

Adverse effects have been reported but studies in pregnant women or animals are still inadequate. Infant risk is still undetermined when taking this drug during breastfeeding.

Discuss with your healthcare professional about the risks and benefits of this drug before breastfeeding.

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription drugs.

Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects.

Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco. Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems.

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3 Proper Usage

Use this drug as prescribed by your healthcare professional. Read this paper carefully and ask your health care professional if you need additional information. Avoid unnecessary contact

Avoid unnecessary contact to the eyes and mucous membranes, such as the inside of the penis, rectum, or vagina, since this drug may cause severe irritation.

Immediately flush with water for 15 minutes if accidental contact to your eyes or on one of these areas happens. Use of this drug should be no more than 3 days a week and no more than 4 treatment cycles.

To prevent any side effects, take this drug exactly as directed in the label or as prescribed by your healthcare professional.

Do not apply the drug to any other wart until you discuss it with your healthcare professional. 1.6 square inches must be the maximum surface area to apply this drug.

To apply the solution, use the applicators that come with the solution or a cotton-tipped applicator. To apply the gel, use a cotton-tipped applicator or your finger.

Never reuse an applicator or dip a used applicator into the bottle. Apply podofilox only to the wart(s) discussed with your healthcare professional.

If you get the drug on normal skin, wash it off immediately as podofilox can cause severe irritation of normal skin.

Dry the areas to be treated with this drug and immediately wash your hands after applying this drug. The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients.

The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed. The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug.

Adults with warts on penis or vulva or on the skin between genitals and rectum should apply to the wart(s) two times a day for three days in a row using an applicator tip or finger.

Skip four days by not applying any drug for four days in a row. If the wart can still be seen, this application cycle may be repeated each week for up to four weeks, until the wart is gone.

The dose must not exceed 0.5 grams of gel per day of treatment. Use and dose in children must be determined by your healthcare professional.

Adults with warts on penis or vulva only should apply the solution to the wart(s) two times a day (every twelve hours) for three days in a row using applicator tip.

Skip four days by not applying any drug for four days in a row. If the wart can still be seen, this application cycle may be repeated each week for up to four weeks, until the wart is gone.

The dose must not exceed 0.5 milliliters of solution per day of treatment. Use and dose in children must be determined by the healthcare professional.

A missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose. Store the drug in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

Store the drug in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

4 Precautions to Take

This drug cannot prevent previously healed warts from reappearing or stop new warts from growing.

Refrain from using this drug near heat, near an open flame, or while smoking as this drug contains alcohol and therefore may be flammable.

5 Potential Side Effects

Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.

Consult with your healthcare professional immediately if you experience symptoms of:

  • bad odor
  • bleeding of treated skin
  • blistering
  • crusting or scabbing of treated skin
  • bloody urine
  • burning feeling of treated skin
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • itching of treated skin
  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • the pain of treated skin
  • problems with the foreskin of the penis
  • redness or swelling of the treated skin
  • scarring of the treated skin
  • skin ulcers of treated
  • skin vomiting
  • symptoms of overdose such as nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • chills
  • fever
  • a sore throat
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • oral ulcers 

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear.

Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional.

Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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