Podofilox gel

Generic Name: podofilox (po-do-FIL-ox)
Brand Name: Condylox

Podofilox gel is used for:

Treating external genital warts and warts around the anus.

Podofilox gel is an antimitotic. Exactly how podofilox gel works is unknown.

Do NOT use podofilox gel if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in podofilox gel

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using podofilox gel:

Some medical conditions may interact with podofilox gel. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with podofilox gel. However, no specific interactions with podofilox gel are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if podofilox gel may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use podofilox gel:

Use podofilox gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Podofilox gel is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact with the eyes occurs, immediately flush the eyes with a generous amount of cool water and contact your health care provider.
  • Podofilox gel comes with an additional patient leaflet. Read it carefully and reread it each time you get podofilox gel refilled.
  • Apply podofilox gel only to the warts pointed out by your doctor.
  • Wash hands. Apply podofilox gel using the applicator tip or your finger. Apply only the minimum amount needed to cover the wart. Do not get podofilox gel on the healthy skin around the wart.
  • If a wart is in a skin fold, spread the skin apart so that you can reach the wart. Allow podofilox gel to dry completely before letting the skin folds return to their normal position.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using podofilox gel.
  • Do not wash podofilox gel off of the wart area unless you experience excessive pain, burning, or itching.
  • Any leftover medicine or supplies used with podofilox gel should be placed in a plastic bag and disposed of as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you miss a dose of podofilox gel, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use podofilox gel.

Important safety information:

  • Podofilox gel may cause dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to podofilox gel. Using podofilox gel alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 4 weeks or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose or use podofilox gel for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not use podofilox gel for any condition other than the one for which it was prescribed.
  • Do not have sexual intercourse on the days you apply podofilox gel.
  • Podofilox gel is flammable. Do not store or use near an open flame or while smoking.
  • Women of childbearing age should use effective birth control while using podofilox gel.
  • Use podofilox gel with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking podofilox gel, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using podofilox gel during pregnancy. It is unknown if podofilox gel is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while using podofilox gel.

Possible side effects of podofilox gel:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Headache; mild burning, inflammation, stinging, pain, or redness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bleeding, swelling, or severe or prolonged pain, burning, or itching at the application site.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include blood in the urine; diarrhea; fever, chills, or sore throat; loss of consciousness; mental or mood changes; mouth ulcers; nausea; numbness or tingling of the skin; seizures; sluggishness; trouble breathing; unusual bruising or bleeding; vomiting.

Proper storage of podofilox gel:

Store podofilox gel at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Keep podofilox gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about podofilox gel, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Podofilox gel is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take podofilox gel or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about podofilox gel. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to podofilox gel. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using podofilox gel.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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