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(podofilox) Topical Solution 0.5%
Condylox is the brand name of podofilox, an antimitotic drug which can be chemically synthesized or purified from the plant families Coniferae and Berberidaceae (e.g. species of Juniperus and Podophyllum). Condylox (podofilox topical solution ) 0.5% Solution 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.
Podofilox has a molecular weight of 414.4 daltons, and is soluble in alcohol and sparingly soluble in water. Its chemical name is 5,8,8a,9-Tetrahydro-9-hydroxy-5-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)furo[3',4':6,7] naphtho[2,3,d]-1, 3-dioxol-6(5aH)-one. Podofilox has the following structural formula:
What are the possible side effects of podofilox topical (Condylox)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Wash off the medicine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious skin reaction such as severe itching, burning, oozing, bleeding, or skin changes where the medicine is applied.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild skin irritation, tenderness, bleeding, dryness, peeling, tingling, scarring, blistering, crusting, or swelling of the skin where the medicine was applied;
What are the precautions when taking podofilox topical solution (Condylox Topical)?
Before using podofilox, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: injured/irritated/inflamed skin around the treated area, recent surgery on the treated area.
This medication is not a cure for genital warts. These warts are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Podofilox does not destroy the virus. It only helps to remove the warts, but new warts may form or old warts may return, during and after treatment.
Do not have sexual intercourse on the days you have...
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/1/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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