What is Imiquad (Imiquimod) used for?
Imiquad Cream (Imiquimod) is used to treat anal or genital warts. It is also used to treat a type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma or actinic keratosis. This causes rough areas of skin in people who have been exposed to a lot of sunshine over the course of their lifetime. The cream is an immune response modifier that encourages the body to fight these conditions.
How should I use Imiquad (Imiquimod)?
Imiquad Cream (Imiquimod) is applied at home over the course of several months. Compared to other topical treatments for genital and perianal warts, this medication has shown to produce less burning and skin irritation. Wash your hands before and after each application. A small amount should of cream should be put on the finger and then applied to the affected area. Allow the applied area to air dry.
What are the side effects of Imiquad (Imiquimod)?
When using Imiquad Cream (Imiquimod), some patients may take experience side effects. These include:
Any side effects that worry you, are persistent, or are intense should be reported to your doctor. They may indicate more serious problems that require medical attention.
Discuss with your doctor if you have a weak immune system or autoimmune disorder such as HIV before taking Imiquad (Imiquimod). Also disclose any bone marrow problems or other skin conditions.
Strictly use this medication as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient's health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Imiquad may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure you doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes