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Generic Name: Podofilox

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Condylox (Podofilox) is used topically on the skin to treat genital warts caused by some types of the human papillomavirus (HPV), as well as other warts. Podofilox is not a cure for genital warts.

This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your health care provider.

How to Take It

To apply the solution, use the applicators that come with the solution or a cotton-tipped applicator. To apply the gel, use a cotton-tipped applicator or your finger. Never reuse an applicator or dip a used applicator into the bottle.

Apply podofilox only to the wart(s) discussed with your doctor.

Podofilox can cause severe irritation of normal skin. If you get medicine on normal skin, wash it off immediately. Make sure the treated area is dry before allowing the treated skin to come in contact with normal, untreated skin. Immediately after applying this medicine, wash your hands to remove any medicine. Properly discard used applicator(s).

Side Effects

Side effects that may occur while taking this medicine include:

  • sleeping trouble (solution only)
  • swelling
  • treated skin becomes dry
  • soreness
  • skin rash (gel only)
  • headache
  • itching
  • treated skin starts to peel

Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms that become bothersome, including:

  • bad odor (solution only)
  • bleeding of treated skin
  • blistering
  • crusting, or scabbing of treated skin
  • bloody urine (solution only)
  • burning feeling of treated skin
  • dizziness (solution only)
  • headache (gel only)
  • pain during sexual intercourse (solution only)
  • pain, redness or swelling of treated skin
  • problems with foreskin of penis (solution only)
  • scarring of treated skin (solution only)
  • skin ulcers of treated skin
  • vomiting (solution only)

Warnings & Precautions

  • Before taking Podofilox, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it, or if you have any other allergies.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor about all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you use.
  • Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Before using Podofilox, tell your doctor your medical history, particularly if you have other skin problems.
  • Women of child-bearing age should use birth control while being treated with this drug.
  • For an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

Drug Interactions

Before taking any new medicine, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes supplements and herbal products.

Dosage & Missed Dose

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Podofilox topical is typically applied morning and evening for 3 days in a row, followed by 4 days off. This treatment cycle (7 days) should be repeated up to 4 times, or until you can no longer see any signs of wart tissue.

If you miss a dose, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses or take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.


Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (preferably not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.


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.

More Information

For more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider, or you can visit this website, for additional information from the manufacturer of this drug.



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APA Reference
Psych Central. (2018). Condylox. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 26, 2020, from


Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 8 Oct 2018
Last reviewed: By Christine Traxler, M.D.
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