Podofilox Genital Warts Treatment
Podofilox Genital Warts Treatment.
Podofilox Genital Warts Treatment is the generic name for Condylox, a 5% gel made with podophyllin. Podophyllin is a tincture of the rhizome of the American Mayapple used for removal of genital warts. Podofilox gel is made by multiple companies and is widely available with a prescription for patients to apply at home.
Genital warts are caused by a human papilloma virus infection (HPV) that is present in over 50% of sexually active adults. The warts are uncomfortable and unsightly when they occur.
Podofilox genital warts treatment will remove the warts but the virus is still present and the warts may recur. Podofilox can be used by the patient at home with periodic visits to a health care provider to monitor treatment.
Genital warts may also be treated with a podophyllin solution or tricholoacetic acid solution in the doctor's office. Topical Aldara and fluorouracil are other topical treatments that can be applied by the patient and are the major alternatives to podofilox. Laser vaporization, cryotherapy or freezing, and surgical removal are reserved for more resistant cases. Podofilox genital warts treatment can have side effects. Burning, itching, pain, redness and swelling at the site of application can all be experience with podofilox.
Care in applying the gel only to the warts and not surrounding skin will often eliminate any problems. Patients should be instructed to stop applying podofilox until these symptoms subside. Once the reaction has cleared reapplication is possible.
As a generic gel manufactured by multiple companies, Podofilox genital warts treatment is an inexpensive alternative to other treatments that can be applied by the patient at home. As with all effective genital warts treatments, Podofilox Genital Warts Treatment is available only with a prescription. However the reduced cost of this effective medication along with the option for home treatment improves patient compliance and resolution of genital warts.