Condylox

Generic Name: Podofilox

  • What is Condylox?

    Condylox solution and gel are used to treat external genital warts. The gel formulation is also used to treat warts around the anus.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Condylox?

    Apply Condylox only where your doctor has instructed you to.

    Do not use the solution for warts around the anus. Do not use either solution or gel for warts on mucous membranes in the linings of various parts of the body, including the vagina, rectum, and urethra.

    Do not apply Condylox more than twice each day or for more than 3 days in a row. Using Condylox more often will not make it work better but may increase side effects.

    Do not use Condylox for any condition other than the one it was prescribed for. Stop using Condylox if bleeding, swelling, excessive pain, burning, or itching occurs, and contact your doctor.

    Use Condylox only on the surface of the skin. Avoid contact with the eyes. If eye contact occurs, you should immediately flush the eye with a lot of water and seek medical advice.

    Genital warts are contagious. You can give them to or get them from your sexual partner. If using the gel, make sure your sexual partner has been checked for external genital warts and warts around the anus. If using the solution, make sure your sexual partner has been checked for external genital warts. Condoms can help protect both you and your partner. Do not have sex for the 3 days you are applying Condylox.

    Women should make sure to use birth control so they will not get pregnant while on Condylox. The effects on the unborn baby are not known.

  • Who should not take Condylox?

    Do not take Condylox if you are allergic to or are sensitive to podofilox.

    The use of Condylox is not approved in children.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Condylox?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Condylox. Also talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply Condylox twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening (every 12 hours) for the solution, for 3 days in a row, then stop using the medication for 4 days in a row. Repeat this cycle up to 4 times, until there is no visible wart tissue.

  • How should I take Condylox?

    Apply Condylox only where your doctor has instructed you to.

    Do not get Condylox on normal skin. If a wart is in a skin fold, spread the skin apart so you can reach the wart. A hand mirror can help sometimes. Let Condylox dry before letting the skin folds return to their normal position. Wash your hands well with soap and water after you use Condylox.

    Solution: Open the bottle and put it on a flat surface. Hold the bottle and dip the cotton applicator tip into the liquid. Press the applicator tip against the inside edge of the bottle so the applicator is damp, with no liquid dripping. Make sure to close the bottle tightly after use.

    After you have a thorough understanding of how and where to apply Condylox solution, use the cotton-tipped applicator supplied with the product to treat your warts. Touch the wart with the drug-dampened applicator, applying only enough to cover the wart. Wash your hands well before and after using the solution.

    Gel: Unscrew the entire applicator cap. Turn the cap upside down and puncture the tube seal. Replace the applicator cap. To apply Condylox gel, remove the protective cap on the applicator tip and apply to the warts using the applicator tip or finger. Make sure to replace the applicator cap tightly after use.

    If your condition does not completely clear up after 4 weeks of treatment, check with your doctor; you may need to try another medication.

    Women can use Condylox during their menstrual period.

  • What should I avoid while taking Condylox?

    Do not get Condylox on normal skin.

    Do not use the gel near an open flame, as Condylox is flammable.

    Do not apply Condylox more than twice each day or for more than 3 days in a row. Using Condylox more often will not make it work better but may increase side effects.

    Do not use Condylox for any condition other than the one it was prescribed for. Stop using Condylox if bleeding, swelling, excessive pain, burning, or itching occurs, and contact your doctor.

    Use Condylox only on the surface of the skin. Avoid contact with the eyes. If eye contact occurs, you should immediately flush the eye with a lot of water and seek medical advice.

    Do not have sex for the 3 days you are applying Condylox.

    Women should make sure to use birth control so they will not get pregnant while on Condylox. The effects on the unborn baby are not known.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Condylox?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Condylox. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Condylox?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: burning, erosion (the wearing away of the skin surface), inflammation, itching, pain, bleeding

  • Can I receive Condylox if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Condylox during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Condylox should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the unborn baby. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, your doctor will decide whether you should stop nursing or discontinue the medication.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Condylox?

    If you miss a dose of Condylox, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Condylox?

    Store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat. Do not freeze.

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