What is Podofilox?

Podophyllotoxin (abbreviated as PPT), otherwise known as podofilox, is a non-alkaloid toxin lignan extracted from the roots and rhizomes of Podophyllum species. Under the trade names Condylox, a gel, and Wartec, a solution or cream, it is used on the skin as a topical treatment of external genital warts, caused by some types of the human papillomavirus (HPV), and other warts. PPT and its synthetic derivatives display a wide selection in medical applications such as purgative, vesicant, antirheumatic, antiviral, and antitumor agents. These derivatives include etoposide, teniposide, and etopophos. Their anticancer activity has been heavily under study and used in various chemotherapies, including lung cancer, lymphomas, and genital tumors.

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i have had genital warts for more than 5years an i have no insurance and i am trying to get it treated . i have previously had gonerreah and...

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The warts can be due to viral infection, in that case, antiviral drugs and cryotherapy can help you. If it is not due to viral infection,...

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Is it true Wartrin will work for genital warts?

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Wartrin is not for genital warts

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Can you please review the pictures attached, I've been previously diagnosed with a mild form of HPV, I've undergone two laser procedures to have...

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Genital warts

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Thanks for the query to HCM,

I have seen the pictures attached and these are genital warts...

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