|Generic For||Aldara Cream|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|6 Sachets||US$ 3.08||US$ 18.50|
|30 Sachets||US$ 3.00||US$ 90.003%US$ 92.50|
|60 Sachets||US$ 2.78||US$ 167.0010%US$ 185.00|
|90 Sachets||US$ 2.68||US$ 241.0013%US$ 277.50|
About the drug:
The drug is considered an immune response modifier and contains the active ingredient imiquimod. It is mainly used to treat a condition known as actinic keratoses that arises because of lot of exposure to sun and can also be used to treat skin cancer called superficial basal cell carcinoma.
Uses of the drug:
The drug is used on the skin to mainly treat actinic keratosis on the scalp or face in adults. It is caused by too much exposure to sun. It is also used to treat warts on or around the anus or genitals in those above 12 years of age. Another use of the medicine is to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma in adults when surgery is not recommended and they have a normal immune system.
Working of the drug:
The drug is a type of immune response modifier which works by stimulating the body's own immune response system and thereby helping the body to fight the Human Papilloma Virus. It is used in the treatment of genital warts but it is not a cure for the virus that causes them.
Imiquad is manufactured by Glenmark . The drugs are available on our website under various pack sizes. To buy Imiquad 5% online visit alldaychemist.com
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of sachets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Imiquad 5%
Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are under the age of 12 unless specified by doctor
- Are allergic to the active ingredient Imiquimod or any other ingredient of the drug
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant as the medicine may harm an unborn baby.
- Are breast feeding your baby as it may harm the baby.
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have problems with your immunity system
- Have other skin problems
- Have been treated or are treated for actinic keratosis with surgery or other medicines
- Have other medical conditions
How much of the drug to use?
The dose that will be recommended for you depends upon your age, severity of condition, any other medicines that you are using and the indication for which it is being treated. Usually the recommended dose for the medicine is:
Actinic keratosis: Twice per week for 16 weeks
External genital warts (EGW): Thrice a week for a maximum period of 16 weeks
Superficial basal cell carcinoma: 5 times a week for 6 weeks
How to use the drug?
You must wash your hands and pat dry. Open a new packet just before bed time. Apply a thin layer of the medicine on the warts and rub it gently till the medicine vanishes. Leave the cream in the area for the next 6 to 10 hours and then wash the area with mild soap and water.
For how long to use it?
You should visit a doctor to understand about the length of the treatment as it will depend on the condition that you are being treated for and also the patient’s response to the treatment. Usually the treatment goes on for 16 weeks or till the time the warts are completely gone. However, you must complete the treatment for the entire period for which it is prescribed.
In case of overdose you must get medical attention immediately.
If a dose is missed then you must apply the dose as soon as you remember. However when close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the original schedule.
Side effects of the drug:
The most common side effects of the drug include:
- Flaking and scaling
- Scabbing and crusting
- Blisters, sores or ulcers
- Skin that becomes hard or thickened
- Changes in skin colour
- The medicine may cause serious side effects including:
- Local skin reactions
- Severe swelling near the vagina
- Skin drainage
- Flu-like symptoms fever, tiredness, nausea, muscle pain, and chills
In case of serious side effects as listed above or any other persistent discomfort you must seek medical attention as soon as you can.
Common drug interactions:
The effects of some drug change when it is taken along with other drugs including herbal medicines. It may result in some serious side effects also. It is best to tell your doctor about the current medications that you are taking so that drug interaction does not happen. Share the list of all the products that you use for the doctor to see before he prescribes you with the medicine.
Things to remember:
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines that you are taking and also inform him of any treatments that you have undergone for warts around your anus, genital warts, superficial basal cell carcinoma or actinic keratosis.
- The treated area should not be covered with bandages or any other closed dressings.
- It is recommended to use sunscreen and also wear protective clothing when you go out in the sun.
- Do not have sexual contact when the cream is on your skin around your anus or when it is on your genital as the cream may weaken condoms and vaginal diaphragms and may not work towards preventing pregnancy.
- The medicine must only be used for the purpose as specified by your doctor.
- You should store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from heat and moisture and also the reach of children and pets.