What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about Condyline Paint.
It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the final page. More recent information on the medicine may be available. You should ensure that you speak to your pharmacist or doctor to obtain the most up to date information on this medicine. You can also download the most up to date leaflet fromhttp://www.takedaaustralia.com.au.
Those updates may contain important information about the medicine and its use of which you should be aware.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using this medicine against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
If you have any concerns about using this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
You may need to read it again.
What Condyline Paint is used for
This medicine is used to treat warts in the genital region. These warts can occur in both men and women and are caused by the human papilloma virus. On the penis, the warts can form on the foreskin ,shaft, or end of the penis. In women, the warts can form on external areas of the vagina and vulva. These warts can also occur in the anal region of men and women.
There is no specific antiviral therapy against papilloma virus. Treatments rely on local destruction of affected skin tissue.
Condyline Paint contains podophyllotoxin. It is a plant extract which works by destroying the skin cells in the warts.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
Before you use Condyline Paint
When you must not use it
Do not use Condyline Paint if you have:
- a lot of warts
- an open wound
- had recent surgical procedures
Do not use Condyline Paint if you have an allergy to:
- any medicine containing podophyllotoxin
- any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
Some symptoms of an allergic reaction include skin rash, itching, shortness of breath, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
Do not use Condyline Paint on healthy skin or if you have a lot of warts.
Do not use it on broken skin.
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.
It may affect your developing baby if you use it during pregnancy.
Do not breastfeed if you are using this medicine.
This medicine may be absorbed through the skin and we do not know if it can pass into breast milk.
Do not use Condyline Paint in children.
Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.
Do not use it after the expiry date printed on the pack or if the packaging is damaged or shows signs of tampering.
If it has expired or is damaged return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
If you are not sure whether you should start using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
Before you start to use it
Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.
Tell your doctor if you have or have had any of the following medical conditions:
- recent surgery on any warts
If you have not told your doctor or pharmacist about any of the above, tell them before you use Condyline Paint.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food store.
Your doctor or pharmacist may have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while using Condyline Paint.
How to use Condyline Paint
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist carefully.
They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Condyline Paint can cause irritation to healthy skin if it is not used properly. Your doctor may apply it in his/her office or your doctor may ask you to apply this medicine at home.
If you do not understand the instructions on the pack, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.
It is important to use Condyline Paint exactly as your doctor has told you. If you use it less often than you should, it may not work as well and your condition may not improve. Using it more often than you should may not improve your condition any faster and may cause or increase side effects.
How much to use
Condyline Paint is usually applied to the affected area twice daily for three days.
Your doctor will tell you how often you should use it.
How to use it
Wash and dry your hands. Wash the areas to be treated with soap and water and dry well. Dip the end of a supplied cotton tip into the paint and wipe over the visible warts. Let the paint dry by itself. Wash your hands again.
When to use it
Use your medicine at about the same time each day. Each application should be about 12 hours apart.
Using it at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to use it.
Replace the top firmly on the bottle each time you use Condyline Paint. Make a note of the date when you first opened the bottle and do not use it later than six weeks after that date, unless your doctor tells you to.
How long to use it
Condyline Paint is usually used twice daily for three days in a row, followed by no treatment for four days in a row. After the first week’s treatment, your doctor may have arranged to see you again. If the warts are not completely better, your doctor may ask you to repeat the course for up to 4 weeks. Each treatment course consists of applying the paint for three days in a row and then four days in a row without application.
Do not use Condyline Paint for longer than your doctor tells you.
If you use it for longer than your doctor tells you, the chance of side effects may increase.
If you are not sure how long to use it, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to use it
If it is almost time for your next dose skip the dose you missed and use your next dose when you are meant to.
Otherwise, use it as soon as you remember, and then go back to using your medicine as you would normally.
Do not use a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed. If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have trouble remembering when to use your medicine, ask your pharmacist for hints.
If you swallow it
Immediately telephone your doctor, or the Poisons Information Centre (telephone Australia 13 11 26), or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital, if you or anyone else swallows Condyline Paint. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
You may need urgent medical attention.
While you are using Condyline Paint
Things you must do
If you accidentally put on too much paint or get it in the wrong place, wash the area well with soap and water, then re-apply Condyline Paint correctly.
If the paint gets into the eyes, bathe them well with water and tell your doctor.
Stop using Condyline Paint and contact your doctor if your condition gets worse or if you notice any irritation or sensitivity after using it.
If you are about to be started on any new medicine, remind your doctor and pharmacist that you are using Condyline Paint.
Tell any other doctors, dentists and pharmacists who treat you that you are using this medicine.
If you become pregnant while you are using this medicine, tell your doctor immediately.
Keep all of your doctor’s appointments so that your progress can be checked.
Your doctor may do some tests from time to time to make sure the medicine is working and to prevent unwanted side effects.
Things you must not do
This medicine contains alcohol and is flammable. Do not use it near heat, near an open flame or while smoking.
Do not apply to the face or any non-affected region.
Do not use this medicine to treat any other complaints unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.
Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are using Condyline Paint.
It helps most people who need it, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. All medicines have some unwanted side effects. Sometimes they are serious, but most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side-effects.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following:
- severe, painful redness or irritation;
- any unexpected pain or inflammation.
The above list includes serious side effects that may require medical attention. Serious side effects are rare.
Some of these side effects may indicate that your body is absorbing too much Condyline Paint and it is important for your doctor to know about them.
After using Condyline Paint
Keep your medicine in a cool, dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C.
Do not store it or any other medicine in the bathroom, near a sink, or on a windowsill. Do not leave it in the car.
Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Keep it where children cannot reach it.
A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
If your doctor tells you to stop using this medicine, or the medicine has passed its expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any that are left over.
Discard any remaining product six weeks after first opening the bottle unless your doctor tells you to do otherwise.
What it looks like
Condyline Paint is a clear colourless liquid with an alcoholic odour. It is supplied in a glass bottle containing 3.5 mL together with 30 cotton tips.
Condyline Paint contains podophyllotoxin 5mg per mL (0.5% w/v) as the active ingredient. It also contains:
- lactic acid
- sodium lactate
- purified water
Condyline Paint is made in Austria
Condyline Paint is supplied in Australia by:
Takeda Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd
2 Chifley Square
Sydney NSW 2000
This leaflet was prepared in November 2017
Australian Registration Number(s)
AUST R 35097
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