podofilox topical (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using podofilox topical (Condylox)?
You should not use podofilox topical if you are allergic to it.
Do not use this medication on any warts or skin growths that have not been checked by your doctor.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether podofilox topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication..
It is not known whether podofilox topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use podofilox topical (Condylox)?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your healthcare provider may show you how to apply this medicine at home.
Using more of this medication will not make it work better, and may increase side effects.
Wash your hands before applying podofilox topical. Also wash the skin area to be treated, and allow it to dry completely before applying the medicine.
Apply the medication using the cotton applicator provided or with your finger. Apply podofilox only to the wart tissue and avoid getting it on healthy skin. If the genital wart is in a skin fold, spread the skin apart and apply the medicine. Allow the treated skin to dry before releasing the skin fold.
This medication is usually applied in the morning and evening for 3 days in a row, followed by 4 days of not using the medicine. This 7-day treatment cycle should be repeated up to 4 times, or until you can no longer see any signs of wart tissue.
Wash your hands again after applying podofilox topical.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 4 treatment cycles.
Podofilox topical is not a cure for genital warts and it may not keep you from spreading this condition to others through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. You may develop new lesions during treatment with podofilox topical. For best results, keep using the medicine for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze.
This medication is flammable. Do not use it near high heat or open flame, or while you are smoking.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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