Imiquimod 5%Generic Alternative to Aldara Cream Pump, Aldara Cream
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Imiquimod Drug Information
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Imiquimod 5% is used to treat certain types of growths on the skin. These are precancerous growths (actinic keratoses), a certain type of skin cancer (superficial basal cell carcinoma), and warts on the outside of the genitals/anus. Treating these conditions can decrease complications from them. Imiquimod belongs to a group of drugs called immune response modifiers. It is believed to work by helping to activate your immune system to fight these abnormal skin growths. Imiquimod 5% is not recommended for use on children under 12 years of age unless specifically directed by your doctor.
How to Use Imiquimod
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using imiquimod and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Use Imiquimod 5% on the skin only. Apply Imiquimod 5% to the affected area(s) as directed by your doctor, usually just before you go to sleep for the night. If you are using the single-use packets, use a new packet for each dose. If you are using the pump, prime the pump as directed before using it for the first time. Before applying, wash your hands and the area to be treated with mild soap and water. Dry the area well. Apply a thin layer of medication on the affected area(s) as directed and rub in. Wash your hands with soap and water after each application. Do not cover the treated area with bandages or waterproof coverings. However, you may cover the area with cotton gauze, or wear cotton underwear if treating the genital area. Leave the cream on overnight, usually for about 8 hours if treating actinic keratoses or basal cell carcinoma, or 6 to 10 hours for warts. Do not shower or bathe during this time. In the morning, wash the treated area with soap and water to remove the cream. Do not leave imiquimod cream on longer than prescribed. The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. When treating actinic keratoses, Imiquimod 5% is usually applied twice a week for 16 weeks. When treating superficial basal cell carcinoma, Imiquimod 5% is usually applied 5 times a week for 6 weeks. When treating warts, Imiquimod 5% is usually applied 3 times a week for up to 16 weeks. Use Imiquimod 5% regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, it may help to mark your calendar. Do not apply Imiquimod 5% in the eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If you get Imiquimod 5% in those areas, flush with plenty of water. If irritation occurs, contact your doctor right away. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse, or if new growths appear during treatment.
Before using imiquimod, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Imiquimod 5% may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Imiquimod 5%, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,recent/unhealed surgery on the skin area to be treated, immune system problems (including HIV infection), a certain complication of bone marrow or some organ transplants (chronic graft-versus-host disease), autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, lupus). Imiquimod 5% may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Genital/anal warts are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Since imiquimod does not destroy the virus but only helps to eliminate the wart, new warts may form, even while you are being treated. You may also be able to infect any sexual partner who comes into contact with the areas of skin infected with HPV. To reduce the risk of spreading HPV to others, always use effective barrier protections (such as latex or polyurethane condoms, dental dams) during all sexual activity. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. During treatment of genital/anal warts, avoid all sexual contact while the cream is on the skin. Condoms, dental dams, and diaphragms may be weakened by the cream, and therefore they may not work as well to prevent pregnancy or spreading of HPV or HIV. During pregnancy, Imiquimod 5% should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown whether Imiquimod 5% passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Imiquimod 5%, wait until the next night to apply it. Do not double the dose to catch up. Continue with your regular scheduled doses as directed.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Imiquimod Side Effects
What are Imiquimod side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Imiquimod may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Imiquimod as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Imiquimod
The side effects of Imiquimod may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Imiquimod. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Imiquimod may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Imiquimod, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Imiquimod.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Imiquimod, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Imiquimod and the side effects associated with Imiquimod are described in the following:
Common Imiquimod Side Effects
- fungal infection
- superficial skin ulcer
- blistering skin
- skin crusting
- upper respiratory infection
- skin inflammation
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- stinging of skin
- skin swelling
- treatment site sequelae
- induration of skin
Less Frequent Imiquimod Side Effects
- tinea cruris
- severe erythema
- squamous cell carcinoma
- skin hypopigmentation
- back pain
- headache disorder
- dry skin
- skin photosensitivity
Rare or Very Rare Imiquimod Side Effects
- flu-like symptoms
- urinary retention
- malignant lymphoma
- bone marrow depression
- abdominal pain with cramps
- vulvar edema
- herpes simplex infection
Store the US product in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Store the Canadian product at room temperature. Do not freeze. Discard any medication that has been frozen. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Imiquimod 5% when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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