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Condyline 0.5% Solution

Condyline 0.5% Solution (3.5ml)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Thu. 29 Oct and Fri. 30 Oct.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Condyline used for?

Condyline is a topical cutaneous solution used to treat genital warts – cutaneous meaning ‘affecting the skin’. 

The active ingredient is podophyllotoxin, which prevents warts from growing or dividing. Condyline is a popular and effective treatment with a good success rate, often improving genital warts within three days. Condyline is suitable for both men and women. With our online service, you can order Condyline without needing to see a doctor in person.


How do you know if you have genital warts?

Genital warts are caused by an infection of HPV, the human papillomavirus. Warts are small growths that appear around the penis, vagina or anus. They are most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex, but can also be transmitted through non-penetrative contact. It is always advised to get suspected genital warts diagnosed by your GP or GUM clinic for the first outbreak.

Though warts are not painful or cancerous, many patients still wish to remove them with treatments such as Condyline. HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections – studies show that half of all people who are sexually active will be infected with HPV at some stage. Genital warts are slightly more common for women than for men.


How does Condyline work?

Condyline is a clear topical solution containing podophyllotoxin. When applied to warts, podophyllotoxin enters the nuclei of the infected cells. It targets the cells’ capacity to divide and multiply, preventing warts from growing. When the existing wart cells die off, they are replaced by healthy skin cells. Side effects are rare, but may include a burning/tingling sensation on application, and sometimes pain or redness in the affected area.


How long does it take to see results?

These results are usually first visible after three days, and warts will disappear completely after about four weeks. The warts may turn white before disappearing. Condyline should only be used as an external treatment – do not apply it to any soft mucous membrane tissue such as the anus or vagina. Follow the instructions provided.

Condyline cannot completely treat HPV. However, the body tends to rid itself of the infection on its own over time. Certain strains of HPV can eventually lead to cancer, but this is different from the strain that causes genital warts. Warts can still be transmitted while using Condyline, so take precautions such as using protection and washing shared sex toys between use.


Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?

Wondering where to buy Condyline solution? You’ve come to the right place. We offer:

  • Fast delivery – order before 4pm and receive your treatment as quickly as the next day
  • Free online consultation service with one of our registered GMC doctors
  • Discreet packaging & confidential service – we don't include any branding or pharmacy logo on our packaging meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • UK based and GMC UK registered doctors
  • Only proven prescription medication available
  • Approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council and Care Quality Commission.


Condyline alternatives

The only non-medicinal alternative for Condyline solution is to have the warts physically removed. This is often only used in more severe cases when all medicinal options have been exhausted. You will have to speak to your GP for further information.  

The other alternatives for treating genital warts are Warticon cream and Aldara cream – a prescription-only topical treatments also stocked by The Independent Pharmacy. Aldara stimulates the immune system to fight the virus and helps genital wart outbreaks to disappear, usually within around 2-4 months. Warticon cream contains the same ingredient as Conyline, however it is generally considered to be easier to apply for women.


Condyline Solution Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/492/pil 

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Condyline should be applied twice per day, with a 12-hour gap between applications.

Wash the affected areas with soap, and ensure they are dry before using Condyline. Fill the applicator with the solution, and gently apply it to a cluster of warts. Leave this to dry, then repeat for all other warts. Do not exceed 50 drops of solution. Wash your hands thoroughly after using Condyline.

You will likely be initially prescribed Condyline for three days of use. If your warts persist, you may be advised to repeat the three-day routine the following week. If necessary, this can be extended to four or five weeks.

Even if your warts do clear, continue the treatment as prescribed. This will reduce your risk of being infected in the future.

Condyline should only be used as an external treatment – do not apply it to any soft mucous membrane tissue such as the anus or vagina. Take special care to avoid contact with the eyes, nostrils or lips.

If, for any reason, you miss a treatment, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is nearly time for the next application, skip the treatment that you missed.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Condyline; however, if you do they can include:

Irritation of the affected area (including burning, itching or pain), inflammation of the glans or foreskin, irritation of the vagina

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredient contained in Condyline is:

Podophyllotoxin 0.5% w/v

Condyline also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Lactic acid, sodium lactate, alcohol (96%)

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Condyline is unsuitable for you if:

  • You are allergic to podophyllotoxin or any of the inactive ingredients
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are using other products which contain podophyllin
  • You have recently had an operation and still have open wounds near the affected area

Do not apply Condyline to healthy skin, or to skin that is inflamed or bleeding.

Women should use Condyline only under medical supervision

Take care if your warts cover an area bigger than 4cm x 4cm. Using Condyline on large areas for an extended amount of time will increase the risk of side effects on the rest of the body. This risk is also increased by using Condyline on skin or membranes that are fragile or bleeding.

Take special care to avoid contact with the eyes, nostrils or lips. 

Condyline contains alcohol and is, therefore, flammable.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Condyline?

    Condyline is a medication that contains the active ingredient podophyllotoxin in a strength of 0.5%. It is a liquid available in a 3.5ml bottle and comes with a supply of plastic applicator sticks.

    Condyline was one of the earliest medications to be approved for the treatment of genital warts, an infection common among sexually active men and women. While the infection doesn’t pose life threatening complications, its symptoms are painful and highly contagious. Condyline uses podophyllotoxin as its active ingredient, a medication that is extracted from the roots of the Podophyllum plant, of Indian origin. Though the genital warts infection is most common among young, sexually active adults, older people can also contract the disease. Condyline has proven to be an effective treatment in those cases, too.

  • How does Condyline work?

    The Condyline solution is a topical treatment used to cure the genital herpes infection and doesn’t cause pain or irritation at the area of application. However, this solution is effective at attacking the wart’s nucleus and controlling its division and growth. The medication eventually weakens the warts and kills them, allowing new, healthy cells to form.

  • How to take Condyline

    Condyline is used for the treatment of genital warts, affecting the penis or the external female genitalia. It should be applied twice daily (in the morning, then 12 hours later) to the affected areas for three consecutive days. This means a total of six treatments over three days.

    The area to be treated should be washed with soap and water and dried before the liquid is applied.

    No additional Condyline should be applied during the week. If the warts have not responded to treatment, another three-day course can be followed starting the following week. You should start on the same day of the week as you started the first course of treatment. This can be repeated for up to five weeks, if necessary.

    Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, nostrils, and other areas of skin.

  • Is Condyline suitable for me?

    Please read the enclosed leaflet before using Condyline.

    In some situations, the Condyline solution should be used with caution or not at all, for example, in patients who have warts over 4cm in diameter. If Condyline isn’t appropriate for you, talk to your doctor about other treatment options.

    Tell your GP if you are taking any other medications, either over-the-counter or prescribed. The Condyline solution is unsuitable if you are allergic to podophyllotoxin, or any of the other ingredients.

  • What are the benefits of Condyline?

    The symptoms of genital warts that appear externally are the most contagious. In more than 60% of cases, these external outbreaks transfer the disease to another person in a single unprotected sexual contact. Condyline is easy to apply on these external symptoms and controls their contagiousness within the first three days of application. With proper administration, this solution can clear the symptoms of genital warts within 4 weeks. It makes hazardous surgical methods like cryotherapy and electrocautery unnecessary and allows patients to control the treatment process.

  • Who can use Condyline?

    Men and women over 18 years of age my use Condyline but will need to be advised by an expert. Children and people under 18 are not permitted to use this solution. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are also ineligible as are people with allergies to podophyllotoxin.

  • How do you use Condyline?

    Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. Pour a tiny amount of the medication on your hands and gently rub it onto the external warts. The solution will create a thin layer over the infected area which is important for its effectiveness.

Authored By:

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Chris Newbury

BPharm IP

Published on: 09-09-2016

Last modified on: 09-09-2018

Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.

Reviewed By:

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Steve Stoddart

BPharm IP

Reviewed on: 09-09-2020

Next review date: 09-09-2022

Steve is an expert clinical pharmacist that has recently added prescribing to his repertoire.

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