Condyline solution (Podophyllotoxin)

How does it work?

Condyline cutaneous solution contains the active ingredient podophyllotoxin, which is a medicine derived from the roots of the podophyllum plant.

The solution is applied directly to genital warts. It works by penetrating the wart tissue and preventing the wart cells from dividing and multiplying. Over time, all the wart cells die and new healthy tissue grows in their place.

What is it used for?

  • Genital warts.

Warts in women and warts larger than 4cm² in men should be treated under direct medical supervision.

How do I use it?

  • Condyline solution should be applied directly to the warts twice a day (morning and evening) for three days.
  • Before each application wash the affected area with soap and water and allow to dry completely.
  • To apply the medicine, dip the end of the plastic applicator stick, which has a hole in it, into the bottle, enough for the hole to be filled with solution. Apply this solution onto a wart and let it dry by itself. Cover all of the warts with solution in the same way, making sure that you do not use more than 50 “dips” in total.
  • Wash your hands after application.
  • If your warts have not improved or cleared up after the three days of treatment, your doctor may ask you to repeat this again one week later. The three day treatment can be repeated every week for up to five weeks.
  • If the warts have not cleared up after five three-day treatment sessions you should consult your doctor.


  • This medicine is for external use on genital warts only. It must not be taken by mouth.
  • Avoid getting the solution on normal healthy skin.
  • Don't apply the solution to broken, bleeding or inflamed skin or open wounds.
  • Avoid getting this medicine in the eyes. If you do accidentally get the solution in your eyes it should be rinsed out immediately with water.
  • Condyline solution contains ethanol and is flammable. Keep it away from naked flames. Do not smoke while applying the solution.

Not to be used in

  • Pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • This medicine is not licensed for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

  • This medicine should not be used during pregnancy as it may be absorbed through the skin and be harmful to the unborn baby. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
  • This medicine should not be used by breastfeeding mothers as it may absorbed through the skin and be harmful to the nursing infant. Seek medical advice from your doctor.

Label warnings

  • Caution flammable: keep medication away from fire or flames.

Side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Irritation in area of use.

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

This medicine is not known to affect other medicines.

Other medicines containing the same active ingredient

Warticon cream and solution