Podofilox

Adult Medication

Brand Names: US

Condylox

Brand Names: Canada

Condyline; Wartec

What is this drug used for?

  • It is used to treat genital warts.
  • It is used to treat perianal warts.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take this drug?

  • If you have an allergy to podofilox or any other part of this drug.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
This drug may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take this drug?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not have any kind of sex when this drug is on your genital or anal skin.
  • Do not use this drug for longer than you were told by your doctor.
  • If your signs do not get better or if they get worse within 4 weeks, talk with your doctor.
  • People using this drug may get skin reactions where this drug is used. These reactions may include burning or stinging, itching, pain, redness, bleeding, or swelling. Call your doctor if you have skin reactions that are very bad, bother you, or do not go away.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
  • Headache.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to your national health agency.

How is this drug best taken?

Use this drug as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

All products:

  • Follow how to take this drug as you have been told by your doctor. Do not use more than you were told to use.
  • Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
  • If you get this drug in the eyes, flush right away with cool water and get medical help.
  • Wash your hands before and after use.
  • Put a thin layer on the affected skin.
  • Put this drug on as you have been told by the doctor or on the package labeling.
  • Use only on the warts as you have been told by your doctor.
  • Avoid putting on healthy skin.
  • Let the treated skin dry before letting it touch untreated skin.

Gel:

  • This drug may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not put on 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

Last Reviewed Date

2017-03-20

Last Updated