Aldara (imiquimod) is an immune response modifier. Aldara is utilized to take care of actinic keratosis (a condition caused by too much sun exposure) about the face and scalp.
Aldara (for the skin) can also be used to help remedy a way of skin cancer called superficial basal cell carcinoma, when surgery wouldn't be an appropriate treatment.
Aldara also treats genital warts that appear on the outside with the body, but this drugs are not really a cure for genital warts. Imiquimod may be utilized in adults and children who will be at least 12 years.
Aldara doubles for purposes not listed with this medication guide.
Use Aldara as directed from your doctor.
Store Aldara at room temperature from moisture and also heat. Do not freeze. Keep each packet unopened until you're ready to make use of it.
Get emergency medical help in case you have any of these indications of an allergic a reaction to Aldara: hives; lack of breath; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Wash off the medicine and call your doctor simultaneously if you have a serious skin reaction including severe itching, burning, oozing, bleeding, or skin changes the location where the medicine is applied.
Stop using Aldara and call your doctor at the same time for those who have a significant side effect such as flu symptoms for example 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 physician without delay.
Do NOT use Aldara when you have all of these or another conditions:
sunburn or another skin problems;
a weak defense mechanisms or autoimmune disorder;
in case you have recently been treated for actinic keratosis or genital warts with surgery or another medications; or
when you have recently received a bone marrow transplant or cord blood transplant.
Avoid getting Aldara with your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your own lips. Do not put the cream in your rectum, vagina, or urethra. If it does get into any 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 your physician tells you to.
Avoid contact with sunlight or tanning beds. Aldara could make you sunburn quicker. Wear protective clothing and make use of sunscreen (SPF 30 or maybe more) when you are outdoors.
Avoid having unprotected sex. Imiquimod is not just a cure for genital warts, and it'll not protect against sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Talk with your medical professional about safe approaches to prevent transmission during sex.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.