Order Consultation for Genital Warts Treatment

Pack of 1 3.5ml tube of condyline 0.5% w/v cutaneous solution of podophyllotoxin

Condyline is a topical solution for treating genital warts.

Our service allows you to order a prescription for Condyline without having to see a GP face-to-face.

If you think you may have genital warts, you can complete our brief online questionnaire, with the option to choose your preferred treatment.

One of our doctors online will check if the medication is suitable for you and issue your prescription to a local pharmacy in Ireland or your home address. Alternatively, you can choose to have your medication delivered directly to your door.

A consultation for genital warts treatment prescription costs €21.50.

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What does Condyline do?

Condyline is an alcohol-based solution which contains an active ingredient called podophyllotoxin used to treat genital warts on the penis or vagina.

How does Condyline work?

Condyline works by stopping the cells in the wart from multiplying, so the wart does not get any bigger. Over the course of the treatment, the wart cells will slowly die and will be replaced by normal, healthy cells.

How effective is Condyline?

As long as you follow the advised treatment plan, your warts should entirely clear up.

What is the time frame for the medication to work?

You may see your warts clearing up as soon as three days into treatment. However, this will depend on the individual. Usually, warts will totally clear up within a month after starting treatment.

I’m on treatment, will this stop my partner from getting genital warts too?

Not necessarily, as your warts will still be there. You should be extra careful about protection and also make sure sex toys are washed between uses if you share them. You need to be aware that genital warts can spread from skin to skin contact; penetration is not necessarily required. You should consult your doctor then talk to your partner if you are considering having sex, while you have genital warts.

How will I know if I have genital warts?

Warts are generally very obvious. You’ll notice growths, bumps or changes to your skin around the vagina, penis or rectum. If in any doubt, speak to your doctor as soon as you can.

Do genital warts mean I have cancer?

The HPV strains that cause genital warts do not cause cervical, penile, or anal cancers. Cervical cancer can be caused by some high-risk types of HPV, but these are not the same as the ones that cause genital warts.

Women between the ages of 25 and 64 should make sure they keep up to date with their smear tests through the NHS cervical screening programme.

Is HPV related to HIV?

No. They’re completely different viruses with entirely different symptoms and treatment options.

When should I start treatment?

You should start treatment as soon as you notice symptoms of genital warts appear. This could be months or years after having skin to skin contact or unprotected sex with a person who had genital warts.

If you know your partner has genital warts and you’re concerned you’ve caught it from them, talk to your doctor, who can examine you to check for warts.

You can contact ZAVA Ireland online if you believe you have symptoms of genital warts and if it's suitable, you'll be sent a prescription for Condyline to treat them.

Should I complete the prescribed treatment even if all my symptoms clear?

If your warts clear up while you’re using Condyline, you don’t need to keep using it.

Do you need a prescription?

Yes. You can get a prescription for Condyline from ZAVA Ireland online.

Can I drink while I'm using this treatment?

Alcohol will not affect the active ingredient in Condyline, and so will not affect your treatment.

What does the treatment look like?

Condyline itself is a clear colourless liquid. It will be contained in a child-resistant bottle, with various applicators.

How do I use Condyline?

The most important thing to remember is to use Condyline as your doctor has instructed.

If this is your first outbreak of genital warts, use the following steps to apply your Condyline treatment:

  • Wash any parts affected by warts with soap and water and dry these parts well
  • Place the applicator into the bottle, enough for the hole in the applicator stick to be filled with the solution
  • Apply this onto the wart
  • Leave the solution to dry itself
  • Cover every wart in a similar way, but do not use more than 50 drops in total
  • Wash your hands carefully
  • Follow the same routine twice a day for three days (leave 12-hour gaps between treatments each day)

It’s likely that your warts will clear up after the first week. However, you can repeat the treatment the following week, and for up to 4 weeks, if the warts have not gone.

If you apply too much solution in the same place, wash any excess solution off.

If you get the solution into your eye, rinse with plenty of water immediately.

If someone accidentally drinks the solution, seek medical assistance immediately.

If you miss a treatment, apply the treatment as soon as possible. However, if it is coming up to the time of your next treatment, skip the previous treatment you forgot and continue with the usual dose as normal.

What does Condyline contain?

0.5% Podophyllotoxin is the active ingredient in Condyline. The solution also contains lactic acid, sodium lactate, and 96% alcohol.

Side effects

It's very rare to experience an allergic reaction to the active ingredient podophyllotoxin, but if this does happen, stop taking the medication immediately and seek medical assistance.

Signs of an allergic reaction will be difficulty breathing, swollen face, eyelids and lips and itchy, blotchy skin.

Some people may experience mild skin irritation after the treatment has been applied. This is unlikely to be painful, but if it becomes so, consult your doctor as soon as possible.

If you experience any other changes, consult your doctor.


If you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in Condyline, do not use it. If you experience an allergic reaction when using Condyline, stop using it immediately and seek medical help.

Do not use Condyline on skin that is healthy, wounded or open.

You should inform your doctor of any medications you are taking while using Condyline, although there are no specific medications which should interact with the Condyline solution.

Do not use Condyline if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Condyline should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Avoid unprotected sex after application because the active ingredient may irritate your partner’s skin.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is an IMC and GMC registered GP who works with our Irish team here at ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training at Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Last reviewed: 09 May 2019