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Condyline Solution

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What is Condyline?

Condyline is a medicine containing an active ingredient called "podophyllotoxin" in a strength of 0.5%. It comes as a liquid in a 3.5ml bottle, with a supply of plastic applicator sticks.

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How does Condyline work?

Condyline has an antiviral action that has a direct toxic effect on warts.

How to take Condyline

For the treatment of genital warts, affecting the penis or the external female genitalia, Condyline should be applied twice a day (in the morning, then again 12 hours later) to the affected areas, for three consecutive days. This means that you should apply six treatments over the course of three days.

The skin should be washed with soap and water and dried well before the liquid is applied.

No more Condyline should be applied during that week. If the warts have not improved or disappeared, the doctor might recommend another three-day course to be applied, as above, starting the following week – on the same day of the week as you started the first course of treatment. This can be repeated for up to five consecutive weeks if necessary.

Contact with other areas of skin, in particular the eyes, lips, and nostrils, should be avoided.

Is Condyline suitable for me?

It's important to read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using Condyline.

There are some situations where Condyline solution should be used with caution or would not be recommended, for example, in patients who have warts over 4cm in diameter. If it doesn't work for you, talk to your doctor as a different treatment might be better.

Tell your GP if you are taking any other medicines, either from your doctor or purchased from a pharmacy. Condyline solution will not be suitable if you are allergic to podophyllotoxin, or any of the other ingredients.

What are the side effects of Condyline?

Like all medicines, Condyline solution can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects that are considered to be common include skin irritation, but this is usually mild.

For a full list of potential side effects and other important information, please read the patient leaflet provided in the pack before starting any course of treatment. The leaflet can also be viewed online here.