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Condylox is a topical gel used on the skin to treat external genital warts, caused by one form of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Each gram contains 5 mg podofilox in a buffered alcoholic gel containing alcohol, glycerin, lactic acid, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium lactate, and butylated hydroxytoluene.
The gel is applied to warts as pointed out by a doctor. It is applied once in the morning and once in the evening for 3 days, followed by a 4 day rest period.
My personal experience, 47-year-old male, is that it takes 3 weeks of this application to "peel" off the growth material; and a few more days for the area to heal; sometimes this is all I need for 6-8 months, other times it lasts no more than a few weeks before regrowth begins, and as such, is frustrating. But it has been effective for me for over 10 years of use and knowledge that I had this condition. My partners (2) have never developed the virus.
Application can be immediately followed by burning or itching. Small sores, itching and peeling skin can also follow. Ingestion or entering the blood stream in small amounts through the dermis can cause fatal poisoning, symptoms include shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and shivers. Most people using the gel do not report these side effects. More info is available in the reference page for its chemical name podofilox.
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