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Brand Names: Condylox

Generic Name: podofilox topical (Pronunciation: poe DOF il lox)

What is podofilox topical (Condylox)?

Podofilox prevents the growth of certain types of cells.

Podofilox topical (for the skin) is used to treat genital warts that appear on the outside of the body, but this medicine is not a cure for genital warts.

Podofilox topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of podofilox topical (Condylox)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Wash off the medicine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious skin reaction such as severe itching, burning, oozing, bleeding, or skin changes where the medicine is applied.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild skin irritation, tenderness, bleeding, dryness, peeling, tingling, scarring, blistering, crusting, or swelling of the skin where the medicine was applied;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • unpleasant skin odor;
  • nausea, vomiting; or
  • pain during sex.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about podofilox topical (Condylox)?

Do not use this medication on any warts or skin growths that have not been checked by your doctor.

Using more of this medication will not make it work better, and may increase side effects.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water and call your doctor. Do not place the gel or solution in your rectum, vagina, or urethra. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.

Avoid having unprotected sex. Podofilox is not a cure for genital warts, and it will not protect against sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent transmission during sex.

Wash your hands before and after applying podofilox topical.



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