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All about: Condylox Solution

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Generic Name: Podofilox Solution (po-do-FIL-ox)
Brand Name: Condylox

Condylox Solution is used for:

Treating external genital warts.

Condylox Solution is an antimitotic. Exactly how Condylox Solution works is unknown.

Do NOT use Condylox Solution if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Condylox Solution

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Condylox Solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with Condylox Solution. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Condylox Solution. However, no specific interactions with Condylox Solution are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Condylox Solution may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Condylox Solution:

Use Condylox Solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Condylox Solution comes with an additional patient leaflet. Read it carefully and reread it each time you get Condylox Solution refilled.
  • Condylox Solution is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact with the eyes occurs, immediately flush the eyes with a generous amount of cool water and contact your health care provider.
  • Apply Condylox Solution only to the warts pointed out by your doctor.
  • Wash hands. Apply Condylox Solution using the applicator supplied with Condylox Solution. Touch the applicator to the wart, applying only the minimum amount needed to cover the wart. Do not get Condylox Solution on the healthy skin around the wart.
  • If a wart is in a skin fold, spread the skin apart so that you can reach the wart. Allow Condylox Solution to dry completely before letting the skin folds return to their normal position.
  • Dispose of the used applicator as directed by your doctor and wash your hands immediately after using Condylox Solution.
  • Any leftover medicine or supplies used with Condylox Solution should be placed in a plastic bag and disposed of as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you miss a dose of Condylox Solution, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Condylox Solution.

Important safety information:

  • Condylox Solution may cause dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Condylox Solution. Using Condylox Solution alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 4 weeks or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose or use Condylox Solution for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not use Condylox Solution for any condition other than the one for which it was prescribed.
  • Do not have sexual intercourse on the days you apply Condylox Solution.
  • Condylox Solution is flammable. Do not store or use near an open flame or while smoking.
  • Women of childbearing age should use effective birth control while using Condylox Solution.
  • Use Condylox Solution with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Condylox Solution, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Condylox Solution during pregnancy. It is unknown if Condylox Solution is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while you are using Condylox Solution.

Possible side effects of Condylox Solution:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Headache; mild burning, inflammation, stinging, pain, or redness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bleeding, swelling, or severe or prolonged pain, burning, or itching at the application site; blood in the urine.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include blood in the urine; diarrhea; fever, chills, or sore throat; loss of consciousness; mental or mood changes; mouth ulcers; nausea; numbness or tingling of the skin; seizures; sluggishness; trouble breathing; unusual bruising or bleeding; vomiting.

Proper storage of Condylox Solution:

Store this medicine at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Keep Condylox Solution out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Condylox Solution, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Condylox Solution is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Condylox Solution. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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