Condylox Gel

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Podofilox is 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 Gel (podofilox gel) 0.5% is formulated for topical administration. Each gram of gel contains 5 mg of podofilox in a buffered alcoholic gel containing alcohol, glycerin, lactic acid, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium lactate, and butylated hydroxytoluene.

Podofilox has a molecular weight of 414.4 daltons, and is soluble in alcohol and sparingly soluble in water. Its chemical name is [5R,-(5?, 5a?, 8a?, 9?]-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:

Condylox (podofilox) structural formula illustration

What are the possible side effects of podofilox topical (Condylox)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop using podofilox topical and seek emergency medical attention of contact your doctor immediately

  • an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives); or
  • excessive burning, stinging, or pain or bleeding or swelling of treated skin.

Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use podofilox topical and talk your doctor if you experience

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What are the precautions when taking podofilox gel (Condylox Gel)?

Before taking 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: other skin problems (e.g., skin cancer).

This medication must not be used during pregnancy. Women of child-bearing age should use a reliable form of birth control while using this medication. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before...

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SIDE EFFECTS: Swelling, pain, burning, itching, peeling skin, small sores, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if this serious side effect occurs: bleeding.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking 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: other skin problems (e.g., skin cancer).

This medication must not be used during pregnancy. Women of child-bearing age should use a reliable form of birth control while using this medication. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Condylox Gel Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Condylox

Generic Name: podofilox topical (Pronunciation: poe doe FIH lox)

  • What is podofilox topical (Condylox Gel)?
  • What are the possible side effects of podofilox topical (Condylox Gel)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about podofilox topical (Condylox Gel)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using podofilox topical (Condylox Gel)?
  • How should I use podofilox topical (Condylox Gel)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Condylox Gel)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Condylox Gel)?
  • What should I avoid while using podofilox topical (Condylox Gel)?
  • What other drugs will affect podofilox topical (Condylox Gel)?
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What is podofilox topical (Condylox Gel)?

Podofilox topical is a skin medication used to remove genital warts. The exact way that podofilox topical works is not known.

Podofilox topical is used to treat genital warts on the outside (external) skin of the penis and vagina. Podofilox topical gel is also used to treat genital warts on the skin between the rectum and the genitals.

Podofilox topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What are the possible side effects of podofilox topical (Condylox Gel)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop using podofilox topical and seek emergency medical attention of contact your doctor immediately

  • an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives); or
  • excessive burning, stinging, or pain or bleeding or swelling of treated skin.

Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use podofilox topical and talk your doctor if you experience

  • mild to moderate itching, burning, pain, or inflammation at the treated site;
  • unpleasant odor; or
  • pain during intercourse.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about podofilox topical (Condylox Gel)?

Podofilox topical is intended for topical (on the skin) use only. Do not take this medication by mouth.

Do not use podofilox topical to treat genital warts inside the rectum, vagina, or penis. It should only be applied to genital warts on the outside (external) skin of the penis and vagina. Podofilox topical gel is also used to treat genital warts on the skin between the rectum and the genitals.

Do not use this medication more often or for longer than is prescribed by your doctor. Excessive use of the medication will not make the medication work better, but may result in increased side effects.

This medication contains alcohol and is flammable. Do not use it near heat, open flame, or while smoking.

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