Podophyllin is a liquid that can be put
directly on genital warts to shrink them.
Important: Podophylin is very irritating
to healthy skin. Use only a little bit (1/2 ml
or less) at a time. Protect the area around
the wart with petroleum jelly (Vaseline)
before using podophyllin.
Side effects: Can be very irritating to
Often comes in: Liquid in 10% to 25%
How to use: Apply liquid to warts with
a cotton swab, a toothpick, or a clean
cloth rolled to a fine point. After 4 hours,
wash it off carefully with soap and water.
Use once a week for 4 weeks.
Other medicines that may work:
For genital warts: trichloracetic or
WARNING: Do not put on
bleeding warts, birthmarks,
moles, warts with hair, or in the
mouth. If severe skin irritation occurs, do
not use it again. Do not use if you are
pregnant or breastfeeding.
podophyllin, probenicid 351
Probenicid is used with some antibiotics
of the penicillin family to make the
penicillin stay inside the body longer.
This makes the treatment more effective.
Important: Do not give probenicid to
children under 2 years old.
Side effects: Sometimes causes
headache, nausea, or vomiting.
Often comes in: Tablets of 500 mg
How to use: Take 500 mg to 1 gram by
mouth each time you use an antibiotic
from the penicillin family.
WARNING: Use with caution
during pregnancy and
breastfeeding, or if you have a
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