Aldara Cream



Generic name: Imiquimod

Packing: 12 Sachets (250mg/sachet)

Aldara Cream is used to treat Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) or genital warts. This medicine is a resistant response modifier, which arouses the body’s immune system and enables it to fight external genital warts. Although it treats external genital and perianal warts, however, it is different from most other therapies. Instead of only getting rid of the warts, it helps the body to fight against the virus. For this reason, this drug is the best treatment for warts.

You should apply Aldara cream on the warts. It should be directly put on the warts so that it can dissolve them and also combat the core virus. It is safe for skin, so you do not have to worry about skin issues while using this cream. The threat of discomfort during treatment is very little compared to other treatments.

Aldara cream begins to show its effect very quickly; as little as four weeks with nominal side effects. The total duration of treatment is about 16 weeks. The effect generally varies from individual to individual.

This medicine cannot prevent the formation of new warts, however, it is very effective in   removing the existing ones. Treatment with this cream is only meant for external use and should never be applied internally. Apply it on the skin only; remember not to take by mouth or use in or near your eyes, lips or nostrils, as it can harm these areas.

It is easily to use it at home on your own. You have to rub it on the warts at bedtime. Wash the treated part in the morning when you wake up. Use this cream as prescribed by your doctor.

This drug can be used for various skin conditions. It is meant to be used for external genital and perianal warts for age 12 and up, and actinic keratosis in grown ups with normal immune systems. Actinic keratosis occurs as a result of too much sun contact, apparent basal cell carcinoma in adults with normal immune systems when surgery is not really suitable.

Aldara cream is applied in different ways for every specific skin problem. You must use it according to the condition you are facing. It is better to use it with the advice of your doctor.

This article is for informational purposes only. For further instructions on Aldara Cream consult with your doctor.

Effective dosage:
applied 5 times/week

Possible side effects:

  • redness, itching, burning, or bleeding of the treated area
  • flaking, scaling, dryness, or thickening of the skin
  • blisters, scabs, or bumps on the skin
  • swelling, stinging, or pain in the treated area
  • headache


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