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User Reviews for Podofilox topical to treat Condylomata Acuminata

Also known as: Condylox

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6.8/10 Average Rating
31 Ratings with 33 User Reviews

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Reviews for Podofilox

Anonnnn · Taken for less than 1 month July 24, 2019

"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"

Anon · Taken for less than 1 month May 23, 2019

"I will add another rating once I've done a round or two of this medication. I picked it up due to having 2 itchy warts on my anal skin. My provider tried in-house acid which reduced their size but ultimately did not work, so she prescribed this. Holy Moly, yes, it burns. But after dealing with this for nearly a year I was willing to try anything. I did apply a tiny amount per the applicators I was given and had to make sure everything was dry. When it isn't fully dry or you get it on healthy skin, it does sting. I did get some tiny amount of blood from the applications after day #2, and was told to use it 3 days on and 4 days off (I think...) so today is the first day I'm not applying it. I saw the warts were visibly reduced in size and it did leave some lightened skin, the healthy areas, were burned....fingers crossed, this works..."

Powow · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 16, 2019

"Went to VA Doctor for one genital wart and was prescribed me podofilox and over nite I broke out with what looked like 100 tiny mole looking warts, this product did more damage than good for me. Do not use this product."

Joe · Taken for less than 1 month February 1, 2019

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."

Jenny September 30, 2018

"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"

David August 22, 2018

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."

Joe · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 17, 2018

"This stuff works. I've been using it for a couple years when the warts come back. Originally they were pink flesh colored. Now every time they come back they are huge and ugly purple. The medication made them worse. I have to do a treatment periodically to remove them. Burns and itches like crazy."

embarrassed · Taken for less than 1 month May 16, 2018

"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."

Whoops · Taken for less than 1 month March 24, 2018

"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."

Arxidia54 January 3, 2018

"On my 5th day of treatment for my genital warts and so far hasn’t done anything - it's not effective at all besides causing some slight stinging feeling there is no change to the warts. Disappointed."

Guessguy September 21, 2017

"I was proscribed by my doctor to take this stuff for my condition and I have only used it for one day now. It does burn and can make you sore after use. I'm hoping it will work for me because I'm so tired of having these things. I will keep using it and let y'all know if I have any changes in condition good or bad."

ClaudeRains · Taken for less than 1 month September 11, 2017

"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."

Anonymous June 7, 2017

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!"

indian man · Taken for less than 1 month May 29, 2017

"It seems like this drug works immediately for the Caucasian skin type, but I have a darker complexion and my warts did not fall off by the second day, as some others have spoken. It may be due to the different skin type. My warts felt sore after day 3, and I didn't suffer much burn even though the solution went on normal skin. The warts did get darker and I feel like they this medicine is working. I will have to to update later."

GW on vag · Taken for less than 1 month March 8, 2017

"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."

MyOwnFault December 21, 2016

"I've gone through two fills of this medication. The very first time I used it on the 4 warts I had it worked pretty fast. Didn't really read the instructions so it burned like hell. After the second 3 days of use they were almost gone, then all of a sudden 5 more pop up. It's terrible. Hasn't been very fast acting for me since. I guess it's what I deserve for being a fool and not wrapping my tool."

Warthogg · Taken for less than 1 month October 20, 2016

"Burns like anything. Point blank it's gonna hurt!!"

donewithgw · Taken for less than 1 month May 16, 2016

"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."

SL12349876 · Taken for less than 1 month March 15, 2016

"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."

JPluck January 19, 2016

"Worked well and fast, Largest wart fell off in 3 days, smaller ones in 5-6 days. Pain was minimal."

UnknownPerson September 24, 2015

Condylox (podofilox): "I'm in my 3rd cycle and by the 1st cycle on the 3rd day some came off. I can't really tell if they are completely gone due to the fact that on the 3rd cycle on the 2ND day on my last dose I notice that the lips of my vagina turn white and became really painful I'm really worried. now doctor said it became that way do to the medication having steroids."

Dc guy · Taken for less than 1 month May 31, 2015

"I have a wart under my balls so I applied to that one first to see how my body reacted to it. So I'm 2 days in with that one and 1 day in for the anal warts. I have about 4 or 5. So far the pain is not unbearable. I do feel general discomfort but it only hurts if you apply it to the skin around the wart. You must let it dry before letting any skin to fold over the spot you treated. If it hurts to the point where you can't take it you are applying it to the wrong spot or maybe applying too much."

Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month May 19, 2015

"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"

Mia90 January 26, 2015

"It worked! After trying Aldara this one worked good luck everyone. "

Kevin NY November 6, 2014

"The warts went away the first time for about a month but came back. Be very careful it is very very painful. Swelling, redness and peeling. I went to the urologist after having pretty bad symptoms. If the same happens this is what I was told. Soak in warm water with a bath. Use soap and water to clean. Chlorine water from pools are a plus. Good luck"


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