The information below should not be taken as a substitute for qualified medical advice. Consult your health care provider before taking Condylox.
A solution of Condylox is prescribed to inhibit the growth of genital warts on the penis or vulva. It is not to be applied to perianal warts or warts on the mucous membranes. Its exact action on skin cells is unknown.
Condylox is to be applied twice daily for 3 days, in the morning and evening. This is followed by 4 days of no treatment. Each 7 day cycle could be repeated as many as 4 times, or until the warts are no longer detected. A cotton-tipped applicator is used to daub a small amount of the topical solution on each wart. The solution should be allowed to dry completely before opposing skin surfaces can rub against it. The applicator should be thrown away after each use in favor of a fresh one. Patients are advised to wash their hands carefully after each application.
This medication is an effective treatment for genital warts, but it is not a cure. Patients should continue to apply Condylox for as long as prescribed by their health care providers. It should only be used as directed. Applying the solution more often will only increase the chances of experiencing side effects and will not increase the effectiveness of the medication. In no case should this solution be applied to tissues which have not been properly diagnosed.
There are few side effects known to be associated with Condylox. They may include tenderness, dryness, peeling, scarring, tingling, blistering, swelling, or crusting of the skin wherever the medication was applied. If any of these side effects are so severe they interfere with a person's normal daily functioning, he or she should consult with a health care provider as soon as possible.
||0.5% per mL |
||Store at controlled room temperatures. Keep away from heat and direct sunlight. |
||Those who are hypersenistive to podofilox, or who are allergic to any constituent part of the medication. Do not apply to open wounds. Avoid alcoholic beverages for several hours after treatment.