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Condylox

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/21/2016
Condylox Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 12/9/2016

Condylox (podofilox) Gel is an antimitotic drug used to treat genital warts on the outside (external) skin of the penis and vagina. Condylox topical gel is also used to treat genital warts on the skin between the rectum and the genitals. Condylox Gel is available in generic form. Common side effects of Condylox Gel include:

  • application site reactions (swelling, pain, burning, itching, peeling skin, small sores, irritation, tenderness, bleeding, tingling, scarring, blistering, or crusting),
  • headache,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • unpleasant skin odor,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting, or
  • pain during sex.

Wash off Condylox Gel and call your doctor if you have a serious skin reaction such as:

  • severe itching,
  • burning,
  • oozing,
  • bleeding, or
  • skin changes where the medicine is applied.

Apply a dose of Condylox Gel twice daily as directed for 3 consecutive days, then discontinue for 4 consecutive days. This one week treatment cycle may be repeated until there is no visible wart tissue or for a maximum of four cycles. Do not use other topical products on the same area being treated with Condylox topical unless directed by your doctor. Other topical products may affect treatment with Condylox Gel. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines and supplements you use. Condylox Gel must not be used during pregnancy. Women of child-bearing age should use birth control while using this medication. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Condylox Gel (podofilox gel) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Condylox Consumer Information

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;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • unpleasant skin odor;
  • nausea, vomiting; or
  • pain during sex.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Condylox (Podofilox Gel)

Condylox Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

In clinical trials with Condylox Gel (podofilox gel) 0.5%, the following local adverse reactions were reported during the treatment of anogenital warts. The severity of local adverse reactions were predominantly mild or moderate and did not increase during the treatment period. Severe reactions were most frequent within the first 2 weeks of treatment.

Adverse Reaction Mild Moderate Severe
Inflammation 32.2% 30.4% 9.3%
Burning 37.1% 25.9% 11.5%
Erosion 27.0% 20.8% 8.9%
Pain 23.7% 20.4% 11.5%
Itching 32.2% 16.0% 7.8%
Bleeding 19.2% 3.0% 0.7%

Other local adverse reactions reported included stinging (7%), and erythema (5%); less commonly reported local adverse events included desquamation, scabbing, discoloration, tenderness, dryness, crusting, fissures, soreness, ulceration, swelling/edema, tingling, rash, and blisters.

The most common systemic adverse event reported during the clinical studies was headache (7%).

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Condylox (Podofilox Gel)

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© Condylox Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Condylox Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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