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||BRAND NAME : Aldara
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Imiquimod
Imiquimod is an immune response modifier. The exact way that imiquimod topical works is not known.
Imiquimod topical is used in the treatment of external genital and perianal warts. Imiquimod topical is also used in the treatment of actinic keratosis (warty overgrowths of skin) on the face and scalp.
Imiquimod may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Take methimazole exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Aldara Contraindications :
Do not use imiquimod topical for longer than is prescribed. Using too much imiquimod topical cream, using it too often, or for too long, can increase the risk of having a severe skin reaction or other side effect. Talk to your healthcare provider if you symptoms do not improve or if they worsen.
Use imiquimod topical only on the areas of skin for which it is prescribed. Do not use it to treat other skin conditions.
Do not have sexual contact including genital, anal, or oral sex when the cream is on the genital or perianal skin. Imiquimod topical may weaken condoms and vaginal diaphragms. This means they may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. Talk to your healthcare provider about the use of effective birth control and about safer sex methods.
Aldara Side Effects:
Stop using imiquimod topical and seek emergency medical attention if you experience a rare but serious allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur. Continue to use imiquimod topical and talk to your healthcare provider if you experience any of the following:
· treatment site reactions such as redness; swelling; sores, blisters, or ulcers; hardened or thickened skin; peeling skin; scabbing or crusting; itching; burning; and changes in skin color that do not always go away;
· muscle aches;
· tiredness; or
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an imiquimod topical overdose may include severe skin reactions and possibly systemic reactions including low blood pressure.
Aldara Missed dose:
If you miss a dose of imiquimod topical, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember then resume the regular treatment schedule.
Store imiquimod topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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