Users' questions

How long does it take podophyllin cream to clear warts?

How long does it take podophyllin cream to clear warts?

It works by destroying the tissue of the growth. A few hours after podophyllum is applied to a wart, the wart becomes blanched (loses all color). In 24 to 48 hours, the medicine causes death of the tissue. After about 72 hours, the wart begins to slough or come off and gradually disappears.

How effective is podophyllin cream?

The total frequency of warts eradicated was 94% with podophyllotoxin and 74% with podophyllin solution (P < 0.001). Local adverse effects were generally mild or moderate.

How do you use podophyllin cream for warts?

Apply the cream directly to the warts twice a day (morning and evening) for 3 days and then stop treatment for the next 4 days. Do not use if your skin is sore or broken around the warts. Wash your hands after applying the cream.

How many times should you apply podophyllin?

Adults and children—Apply to the affected area(s) of the skin and leave on the skin for one to six hours. Treatment may be repeated every week for up to six weeks.

Does Podophyllin cream burn?

Some side effects of podophyllum resin topical may not happen right away, and some may last for a week or longer. Call your doctor at once if you have severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medication.

Is Podophyllin cream painful?

Common side effects may include: swelling, redness, or tenderness of treated skin; itching; or. burning pain.

Is podophyllin cream painful?

Can a pregnant woman use podophyllin?

Pregnancy: There have been reports of complications associated with the topical use of podophyllin on condylomata of pregnant patients including birth defects, fetal death and stillbirth(6). In the absence of controlled safety studies, podophyllin remains contraindicated for use on pregnant patients.

What is the difference between Podophyllin and podophyllotoxin?

Podophyllotoxin is standardised and stable, whereas podophyllin has a variable composition. In an open comparison of self applied podophyllotoxin 0.5% versus podophyllin 20% applied by a doctor to treat external penile warts, podophyllotoxin was more effective and gave quicker resolution than podophyllin.

What is the side effect of podophyllin?

The use of topical podophyllin has been known to result in paresthesia, polyneuritis, paralytic ileus, pyrexia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, coma and death(5).

Is podophyllin the same as Podofilox?

The authors prefer podofilox to podophyllin because podofilox results in less toxicity and can be self-administered by the patient.