What should I know about podofilox before using it?

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Podofilox is only to be used for genital and perianal warts caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Certain types of squamous cell carcinoma are similar in appearance to genital warts, so correct diagnosis is crucial before beginning treatment. Do not use podofilox solution on the perianal (near the rectum) warts. You should refrain from sexual intercourse while solution is not dry. Podofilox does not cure genital warts or the virus that causes them. It is necessary to use proper protection during sexual intercourse to avoid the spread of the virus.

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