This medication is used on the skin to treat external genital warts. Podofilox is made from the resin found in the roots of the podophyllum plant. It works as a keratolytic agent to soften and break down the skin, making it easier to infiltrate and kill diseased cells, which prevents them from reproducing.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your medical provider. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicines without your medical provider's approval.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If accidentally swallowed, you may experience symptoms such as: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, changes in mental state, weakness or fatigue, unusually slowed breathing and seizures.
If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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