Aldara (imiquimod) is definitely an immune response modifier. Aldara is utilized to treat actinic keratosis (a common condition caused by burning exposure) about the face and scalp.
Aldara (to the skin) can be used to take care of any small kind of skin cancer called superficial basal cell carcinoma, when surgery wouldn't be a suitable treatment.
Aldara also treats genital warts that appear around the outside with the body, but this medicine is not only a cure for genital warts. Imiquimod may be used in adults and children who are at the very least 12 years.
Aldara may also be used for purposes not listed with this medication guide.
Use Aldara as directed because of your doctor.
Store Aldara at room temperature from moisture and warmth. Do not freeze. Keep each packet unopened until you happen to be ready to utilize it.
Get emergency medical help in case you have these warning signs of an allergic reaction to Aldara: hives; lack of breath; swelling of one's face, lips, tongue, or throat. Wash from the medicine and call your doctor simultaneously when you have a serious skin reaction such as severe itching, burning, oozing, bleeding, or skin changes in which the medicine is applied.
Stop using Aldara and call your medical professional simultaneously for those who have a significant side effect including flu symptoms including fever, chills, body aches, tired feeling, swollen glands. When treating genital warts across the vagina, in case you have severe swelling or urination problems, stop using Aldara and call your physician right away.
Do NOT use Aldara for those who have any of these or any other conditions:
sunburn and other skin problems;
a weak body's defence mechanism or autoimmune disorder;
when you have recently been treated for actinic keratosis or genital warts with surgery and other medications; or
for those who have recently received a bone marrow transplant or cord blood transplant.
Avoid getting Aldara within your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. Do not squeeze cream in your rectum, vagina, or urethra. If it does get into all of these areas, rinse with water. Do not use Aldara on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin.
Avoid using other medications about the areas you treat with Aldara unless a medical expert notifys you to.
Avoid experience of sunlight or tanning beds. Aldara can make you sunburn quicker. Wear protective clothing and employ sunscreen (SPF 30 or more) when you are outdoors.
Avoid having unprotected sex. Imiquimod is not just a cure for genital warts, and it'll not control sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Talk with your physician about safe solutions to prevent transmission during sex.
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