Aldara (imiquimod) is surely an immune response modifier. Aldara is employed to help remedy actinic keratosis (a condition caused by burning from the sun exposure) for the face and scalp.
Aldara (for the skin) can also be used to take care of a small form 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 of the body, but this drugs are not just a cure for genital warts. Imiquimod may be employed in adults and children that are no less than 12 years.
Aldara doubles for purposes unpublished with this medication guide.
Use Aldara as directed from 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 use it.
Get emergency medical help if you have some of these indications of an allergic reply to Aldara: hives; lack of breath; swelling of one's face, lips, tongue, or throat. Wash over medicine and call your doctor at once for those who 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 your doctor immediately for those who have a significant side effect including flu symptoms such as fever, chills, body aches, tired feeling, swollen glands. When treating genital warts around the vagina, if you have severe swelling or urination problems, stop using Aldara and call your doctor immediately.
Do NOT use Aldara for those who have some of these or another conditions:
sunburn or another 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 or any other medications; or
for those who have recently received a bone marrow transplant or cord blood transplant.
Avoid getting Aldara inside your eyes, mouth, and nose, or in your lips. Do not position the cream in your rectum, vagina, or urethra. If it does get into some 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 medical professional lets you know to.
Avoid experience of sunlight or tanning beds. Aldara can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and rehearse sunscreen (SPF 30 or maybe more) when you happen to be outdoors.
Avoid having unprotected sex. Imiquimod is not really a cure for genital warts, and this will not drive back sexually transmitted diseases including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Talk with your physician 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.