What is Podophyllum used for?
Podophyllum resin paint is a topical medication used to remove genital warts. Podophyllum resin is a cytotoxic agent that works by stopping the growth of the wart tissue.
Podophyllum may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Podophyllum?
Like other medicines, Podophyllum can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Podophyllum are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Podophyllum cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Podophyllum develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Podophyllum can cause the following side effects at the application site: redness, burning, pain, swelling, irritation and itching. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Podophyllum.
What is the recommended dosage of Podophyllum?
The dosage of Podophyllum prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Wash your hands before and after using Podophyllum resin paint. Do not apply Podophyllum on the bleeding warts. Do not use the medicine in larger amounts. Avoid getting the medication on the normal skin.
What if you miss a dose of Podophyllum?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Podophyllum medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Podophyllum?
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Podophyllum, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Podophyllum?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Podophyllum.
Podophyllum can interact with the following types of medicines: anticancer agents.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is used with another drug or with food. Before you start using a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about any other medications you are taking, including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Podophyllum. Thus the doctor can warn you about any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Podophyllum?
Is it possible for me to use Podophyllum with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Podophyllum?
What are the possible drug interactions of Podophyllum?
How will Podophyllum work in my body?
How should Podophyllum be used?
How to reduce the risk of Podophyllum drug interactions and side effects?
Podophyllum is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply Podophyllum inside the rectum, vagina or penis. Apply it only on the outside skin. Keep the medicine away from the mouth and eyes.
Do not use Podophyllum on birthmarks or moles.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Podophyllum is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.