Aldara (imiquimod) is surely an immune response modifier. Aldara is employed to deal with actinic keratosis (an ailment caused by too much sun exposure) for the face and scalp.
Aldara (to the skin) is also used to treat a small type of skin cancer called superficial basal cell carcinoma, when surgery would not be an appropriate treatment.
Aldara also treats genital warts that appear about the outside with the body, but this prescription medication is not just a cure for genital warts. Imiquimod may be found in adults and children that are at the very least 12 years.
Aldara may also be used for purposes unpublished on this medication guide.
Use Aldara as directed by your doctor.
Store Aldara at room temperature faraway from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep each packet unopened until you are ready to work with it.
Get emergency medical help when you have any of these signs of an allergic a reaction to Aldara: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. Wash off of the medicine and call your doctor at the same time if you have a critical skin reaction for example severe itching, burning, oozing, bleeding, or skin changes the location where the medicine is applied.
Stop using Aldara and call a medical expert immediately in case you have a life threatening side effect including flu symptoms like fever, chills, body aches, tired feeling, swollen glands. When treating genital warts round the vagina, if you have severe swelling or urination problems, stop using Aldara and call your doctor right away.
Do NOT use Aldara when you have some of these or any other conditions:
sunburn and other skin problems;
a weak disease fighting capability or autoimmune disorder;
for those who have been recently treated for actinic keratosis or genital warts with surgery or another medications; or
in case you have recently received a bone marrow transplant or cord blood transplant.
Avoid getting Aldara inside your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. Do not squeeze cream within 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 around the areas you treat with Aldara unless your physician tells you to.
Avoid experience sunlight or tanning beds. Aldara could make you sunburn easier. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or maybe more) when you might be outdoors.
Avoid having unprotected sex. Imiquimod is not just a cure for genital warts, and it will not drive back sexually transmitted diseases including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Talk with your physician about safe solutions to prevent transmission during sex.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.