User Reviews for Podofilox topical to treat Condylomata Acuminata
Brand names: Condylox
Podofilox topical has an average rating of 7.1 out of 10 from a total of 54 reviews for the treatment of Condylomata Acuminata. 56% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 17% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Podofilox topical
"The first 3 days on podofilox seemed to have no effect, just very itchy and it turned the cluster of warts between my vagina and anus white. Then 4th day nothing, 5th day was the same except my skin started peeling around warts but warts still there, then on the 6th and 7th day, some of the small warts were completely gone and the bigger ones were shrinking drastically. I only have 2 of the bigger warts left which are significantly smaller. This cream works but it requires patience. There has been a lot of discolouration in that area due to the skin peeling and new skin growing back on top of the raw skin, should be no problem as long as I drink lots of water and let it heal properly. if you’re in the same position as I was in when I started - please don't panic and don't stress over the warts, be patient and use the cream/solution sparingly on your warts. Also don’t constantly check on your warts because you’ll make yourself feel worse about it. They eventually clear up with proper treatment."
"Has anyone experienced the medication causing the warts to get visibly larger before they go away? I am two days in and my husband, on the second day, couldn't believe how much larger and uglier they became. Does this mean they are already getting ready to fall off? I was incredibly sore throughout the night as well. Please tell me this isn't just me and it has happened to some of you as well."
"Appears as though it works, but I wasn't warned to be cautious and only apply to affected areas, I am currently suffering from what feels like I have spread my ass cheeks and have been drug at the very least 150 feet across the concrete. My skin is gone, burned, and painful. A simple blast of air from a small farther feels like shrapnel blasting against my skin. Walking is painful, same as bending over; he'll at this point, I hurt from breathing. The only relief I have found has been in applying half a tube of neosporne with pain relief today alone. I think I could yield the same results by being shot with laser guns. This pain should be on a poster for safe sex."
"I feel there’s a lot of confusion as I read these reviews now that I’ve treated warts over the last 3 months. So don’t expect overnight results. I’ve found that after the second cycle they will go. How to use it, use those applicators and obviously the more you use the faster they go. Personally I go for about 3 dabs and clean the surrounding area off with an ear bud. After second cycle and 5th day off it should scab and fall off. I read reviews of people curing after one week of use? Maybe it’s because they go crazy on application. Best is 3 dabs, twice a day 3 days on and 4 off for 2 weeks. Overall it’s a 3 week process to get rid of and heal. Don’t panic, you should keep checking as it’s likely that you will get some warts coming back. Treat them early to reduce likelihood of further spread as if there’s a wart then the virus is shedding. Overall, it’s very good. Also get the HPV jab."
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Condylox (podofilox) "This really works. But use the head of a pin to apply it. That will keep it off your healthy skin. Use a hair dryer to dry the medicine. It will burn healthy skin, but if you are careful it will be fine. Warts fell off in 4 days."
"I was prescribed by the planned parenthood doctor. I applied it on my own because I had no one to trust without judgement. And man I’m on the first treatment. I’ve done the three day cycle and the wart is gone. Now that being said, I’m happy the wart is gone on my anus but when I tell you the after effect is horrible. How on earth was I suppose to apply it alone so of course I got it on good healthy skin and now my anus is raw and sore. I can barely get any sleep or be comfort. I applied Neosporin multiple times and still feel uncomfortable. Best result is take very warm baths. It may burn for a little bit then it soothes your anus. I’m just ready to get back to normal again."
"Lord the burning and discomfort is horrible!! My daily routines changed for week but it works they fell off after the first cycle. Had to go to 4 doctors to get this prescribed!! It really works. Skin will peel and everything painful!! but I looked at it as my punishment for not being safer w/ my sex life"
"I got hpv while using condoms. The warts form where condom didn’t cover. I had it a year before I knew what it was. So my dr. Prescribed podofilox. I had one large one at the base of my penis and one smaller one on the shaft. After one cycle I didn’t think it would work no burn no nothing. Second cycle they seem to have gotten bigger and it was painful. The third cycle was like magic the one on The shaft turned in to a scab an fell off the larger one shrank and turning black and scabbing and is about to fall off I’m on my last cycle I believe they will be gone in a couple days this stuff works jus be patient an use as directed.Some normal skin did get damaged but I believe it will heal in a week or so. Good luck and be safe."
"Had the .5 percent solution. Didn't experience burning and the application was easy enough. It's easy to get it on healthy skin so that sucks. I found that the areas that were healthy got red and dry but not terribly raw. I was unsure it was even working but in day 4 of rest days I noticed that the wart had fallen off in the shower and it was basically 80% healed. Do not despair if you don't experience the burning or pitting and erosion. 25-30% of patients don't. There's more than enough for a few more rounds of treatment but fingers crossed I won't need it."
"I can barely apply this by myself to my Vag (with a mirror & carefully so not to get it on other skin areas), how am I supposed to apply to anus without getting on skin around warts?! I'm single & there is NO friend I feel close enough to ask for help. I can't go to the Dr for application 3x a week. WTH? How are you guys applying to your own bum?! I'm scared & this sucks."
"Neither my doctor or pharmacist gave me any warnings about this little bottle of nightmares. Here's the thing: it takes several full days for the effects to appear. If you overdo it in those first few days, because you think nothing is happening, your already-suffering genitals will be punished with Old Testament-level cruelty. This stuff is like time-delayed sulfuric acid. It eats away any skin it touches 4 days later. If I had to do it again, I'd apply tiny dots with the head of a pin, not the crap applicators that come with it. I'd wait for it to dry FULLY and ensure NONE of it got on any healthy skin. If I accidentally did get some on healthy skin, I'd immediately take a shower and not apply any more that day. It's super effective, but that's exactly why it's dangerous."
"I had been suffering from genital warts for a year and 3 months. Over this time I've been numerous courses of aldara cream and a few sessions of Cryotherapy of which all had done nothing. Luckily I went to another sexual clinic, where a nurse finally took into account that a new treatment was needed. I was prescribed a 4 week course of liquid condyline solution. After 2 applications the warts had turned white. I'm absolutely amazed and chuffed to say that after 3 days of using this all my genital warts have cleared up! Of course the negatives are that the areas can become very sore, tender and can present some gunge. But I argue this pain is way more short term than the unbearable itching I faced with aldara cream. This stuff really worked well with me and in the case that the warts return, I feel able to treat them in a much smaller time scale."
Condylox (podofilox) "I had been being treated in the clinic with something topical 2 times a week for about 6 weeks. The solution wasn't working. So my clinic referred me to a gyno who prescribed me this. I used it for 2 cycles and the warts were gone. I did have slight stinging for a few days but honestly it's worth the outcome!"
"This stuff has definitely worked for me. I just finished the first 3-day treatment round. I had about 9 small warts and 2 larger warts, and now all that is left is 2 of the small ones and like half of one of the big ones, but the ones that are left are visibly on their way to being gone. It has left some tender skin and a few small sores behind where the warts used to be. They aren't kidding when they say not to get this on healthy skin because after a few treatments some of my skin feels incredibly raw and sore. Ibuprofen and breathable underwear seems to be helping though. Podofilox is alcohol based, so it definitely burns if you have to put it on any warts. But the results so far are worth it for me."
"I applied twice a day for 3 days and was very careful to ONLY apply to the wart tissue. I'm on my first "rest" day now. I have experienced little to no discomfort, only mild redness, swelling, and open wound where warts used to be. The open wound where the warts used to be isn't too painful. It hurts a bit to wipe. The wart tissue started turning white and falling off after the 2nd day. I was glad to see them go so quickly. As far as I can tell, the medicine burnt off all the warts in the first treatment cycle! I've used Aldara before and it took a while to see results. I highly recommend trying Podofilox. I am anxious to see if any warts come back. I'm crossing my fingers that they won't. This medicine worked quickly for me."
Condylox (podofilox) "I've completed 3 cycles of Condylox and have seen no improvements in the size or number of my warts. This is very frustrating and wish I could get rid of it. It's ruining my quality of life and I have no self confidence. I should be in my prime!"
Condylox (podofilox) "It did not work for me. Additionally, it has worn away the outer layer of my skin in patches that has never healed after over a year and looks awful. After using this drug, I changed to a private Doctor specialised in STDs and he said "I never use this for treatment due to the high amount of scarring". (What worked for me was repeated Cryosurgery treatments and having the HPV Gardasil 9 injections all administered by my Doctor). Even though the Gardasil injection isn't listed for treatment, my doctor said there was anecdotal evidence that it also may help with treatment. If I could go back in time I would have taken the Gardasil 9 injections straight away and then Cryosurgery. It took me 8 months to get rid of the warts. I wish I'd never used Condylox. The side effects of this drug Condylox does state the wearing away of skin, but I didn't realise that meant it would NEVER heal."
"I have to be honest I didn't think it would work, but after the first week of treatment the warts got so small I could barely see them. Then after the second week they were gone, I mean it. It did burn a little bit when I applied it on the warts but it was worth it because it does truly work."
"I have had one molluscum on the tip of my penis for five years. Nothing worked - I did cryo several times, even got acid put on it - and it never went away. It was ruining my self esteem and making me anxious and isolated. Podofilox is the first thing that has worked for me. The first few days of treatment are rough. It’s not pain per se - but the area becomes very raw and sensitive, and it’s impossible for my penis not to rub up on my clothes throughout the day. There is discomfort. I used a very light amount, and took great care to only touch the wart; however, it’s difficult to tell when it’s truly dry, and the solution did end up spreading to healthy skin after rubbing off in my pants. At first, a large portion of my penis was irritated and red. However, I’m on the third off-day and the swelling & redness have diminished. The wart is now small and white and should disappear soon. I will have a small scar, but I’d rather have that then a wart that never disappears."
"I have been using this for about 2 and a half weeks. When I first used this it did not burn really bad. I felt it but it was bearable. Next two days the pain has gotten worse when applying but I dealt with it. However I noticed patches on my skin that looked burnt and started to bleed lightly. The warts were gone so that’s all that mattered. The following week I noticed a couple more in a different area so I applied it! TERRIBLE burning like I never felt before. Two days later here I am and my skin looks like it’s peeling off, raw without the warts. Had to make another appointment because it feels worse than from when I started. I don’t recommend it because it’s so easy to burn your skin with the warts"
"This actually works. I applied it for 3 days twice a day as instructed and I was quite doubtful it was actually doing anything. At the end of the 3 days I experienced no changes in the warts, other than a slight whitening, and only some slight reddening of the surrounding area. However 3 days after (3rd rest day), two warts just shrivelled away in dust after wiping them, and the others seem to be undergoing the same process. Can't say much about recurrence, but so far I'm impressed."
"Used Aldara for 12 weeks with minimal effect on warts. Wish I’d been given condyline first! After first 3 day treatment warts seem to be gone! Word of warning, only apply very small amounts. I’ve been left with red raw skin in the anal area."
"This stuff works great, on my third day off after my first round and everything has cleared up beautifully, it doesn't really burn the on the days on but oh my is it agony for the days off, skin is peeling and red burn marks on the areas I used it, trust me and the bottle when it says to use a small amount and only use it on the warts (I was a bit too liberal while applying but lucky I seem to healing up perfectly). Cannot stress how well this has worked all of the small warts under the skin are completely gone as well as the larger ones have all turned to scabs and fallen off, good luck and please use sparingly."
Condylox (podofilox) "I had a case of genital warts on the head of my penis. Used this treatment for 3 days and it started swelling a lot where foreskin was cut. Real tender and sore there and where gel was applied. Small blisters as well. Very painful. Hurts to sleep and just wear jeans. If not better in a couple days, will go back to doctor. Painful."
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"Hey guys and gals. I slept with this guy and he didn’t tell me what he had. I was silly enough to not be safe. Few months later I get these warts. I finally get medication for them. I’m on day 2 and boy does my anal area BURN. I’m applying it to the spots but it does contact regular skin. I can’t wipe so I suggest buying baby wipes cause that helps a lot. I have about 6-7 spots. 1 really big but I can see the tips turning white. I’ll give you guys an update but from the looks of it I think it’s going good. Sorry to anyone who feels bad about themselves at this moment because I know I did. But everything is going to be okay! You are still you! We will get through this"