Condyline is a topical solution for genital warts. If you have warts in the genital area, Condyline can remove the warts. Our service allows your to order Condyline without having to see a GP face-to-face.
If you think you may have been infected you can complete our brief online questionnaire and choose your preferred treatment. Our doctor will review your order and approve the appropriate treatment.
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What is Condyline?
Condyline solution is commonly used to treat genital warts. Genital warts are a common STI (sexually transmitted infection) that can be passed by anal and vaginal sex, as well as through sharing sex toys.
Condyline is a branded alcoholic solution. The generic name is podofilox. Condyline is used to remove certain kinds of warts on the outside skin of the genital area, such as the penis or vulva. The solution is not used to treat warts that occur inside the vagina or rectum. Condyline works by destroying the skin of the wart.
How does Condyline work?
Condyline solution works by stopping the wart cells from dividing. This stops the warts from increasing in number. When the wart cells die, new healthy tissue begins to grow in its place.
How to take Condyline
To use Condyline correctly, follow the steps below:
- Begin the treatment in the morning
- Before you apply Condyline, you must wash the affected parts with water and soap
- Make sure to dry well
- Dip the end of the plastic applicator stick into the bottle (there is a hole at the end that should be dipped enough so it can be filled with solution)
- Apply the solution onto the wart and let it dry naturally (use the solution to cover all your warts in the same way, but only a small number or area of warts should be treated at one given time)
- Put the top back onto the bottle tightly and wash your hands
- You should repeat steps 1 to 5, 12 hours later on the same day.
- You should then apply the solution twice each day (in the morning and evening) for the next 2 days.
You will not need further treatment in the first week. You must also not use more than 50 dips in one go. If you do not see any improvements with your warts after one week of treatment, or they have not gone away, you should speak to your doctor. They will give you advice such as repeating the steps above for a second time. The treatment course may need to be repeated up to 4 more times.
Should the solution get into your eye, you must immediately bathe them with water. You must not keep bathing the eyes as this could result in irritation. If in doubt, you should let your doctor know right away.
If you apply too much Condyline by mistake or apply it to the wrong area, you must wash it away with water and soap. Should someone happen to drink Condyline solution, they must visit A&E straight away.
If you forget to use Condyline, you should apply it as soon as you remember. Never take a double dose to make up for the one you have forgotten. Always follow the instructions given by your doctor.
If you are unsure if you have genital warts, it is best to speak to your doctor. You can either visit your local sexual health clinic or make an appointment with your GP. They can examine any areas you are concerned about. Alternatively, you can use our online consultation service. This allows you to get checked for genital warts without having to see a doctor face to face.
Simply fill in our questionnaire and attach 2 photos of the area you are worried about. One of our doctors will look at your photos and details, and then contact you via your online account with a diagnosis. You will then be prescribed your preferred treatment, which can be delivered directly to your door, or can be picked up from an Asda Pharmacy.
There are other types of treatment you may be offered depending on where your warts are and what they look like.
As well as liquid solutions like Condyline, other treatments for genital warts include:
- Creams – like Warticon can be applied to the warts a few times a week for several weeks. In some instances, you may need to visit a sexual health clinic so a nurse or doctor can apply it.
- Surgery – a nurse or doctor may burn, cut, or use a laser to get rid of the warts.
- Freezing – a nurse or doctor may freeze the warts. In some cases, treatment may need to be repeated several times.
Like with any medicine, Condyline can have side effects. While not everyone will get them, it is a good idea to know what could happen as you begin treatment.
Side effects of Condyline include:
- inflammation of the head of the penis and foreskin
- mild irritation of your warts soon after applying the solution. This could include burning, pain, itching, ulcers, or redness of the skin
- local irritation of the vagina
Although it is not likely, some people may get an allergic reaction from the active ingredient podophyllotoxin. This could be severe and cause irritation, painful redness, or other unexpected pain. If you get an allergic reaction from Condyline, it is advised to seek medical help as soon as possible.
You should let your doctor know if you are taking, have recently taken, or plan to take any other medicine while using Condyline.
You should not use Condyline if:
- you are allergic to podophyllotoxin or any other ingredients in the medicine
- you are breastfeeding or pregnant
- your skin is inflamed or bleeding
- you are using other products that contain podophyllin
Before using Condyline, you should speak to your doctor if you have lots of warts that cover an area bigger than 4cm (roughly the size of a postage stamp).
Condyline can cause systemic toxicity (effects on the entire body).
This risk is increased:
- by treating large parts with excessive amounts for a long period
- by treating skin that is either fragile, bleeding, or had warts removed recently
- if you use other products that contain podophyllin at the same time. This is because they also contain podophyllotoxin
Condyline is not suitable for use if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. You should speak to a doctor for advice if you are in either category and have genital warts.
Dr Kathryn Basford
Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.Meet our doctors
Article created: 28 Sep 2021
Last reviewed: 28 Sep 2021
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