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What is podofilox?

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Rajive Goel 16 Mar 2011

Podofilox Topical Solution 0.5% is an antimitotic drug which can be chemically synthesized or purified from the plant families Coniferae and Berberidaceae (e.g. species of Juniperus and Podophyllum). Podofilox Topical Solution 0.5% is formulated for topical administration. Each milliliter of solution contains 5 mg of Podofilox, in a vehicle containing lactic acid and sodium lactate in alcohol 95%, USP.

Treatment of genital warts with Podofilox results in necrosis of visible wart tissue. The exact mechanism of action is unknown.

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