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How to use imiquimod?

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Drug Class: Dermatological – Immunomodulator – Imidazoquinolinamines

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Clean and dry skin, then use a thin layer on area.
  • Do not bandage unless told by doctor.
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Clean and dry skin, then use a thin layer on area.
  • Do not bandage unless told by doctor.
  • Wash off after treatment with mild soap & water.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth or vagina.
  • Skin may be more prone to sunburn
  • Use sunscreen
  • Follow directions on best place to keep drug supply

  • For cream in packet products : Apply prior to bedtime & leave on for 6-10 hours. Apply prior to bedtime & leave on for 8 hours.

What are side effects of Imiquimod?Any warnings while using Imiquimod?How to use Imiquimod?What if you missed a dose of Imiquimod?What if you overdose on Imiquimod?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askWhat is imiquimod used for?What is imiquimod used for?Imiquimod (INN) is a prescription medication that acts as an immune response modifier that is used to treat genital warts, superficial basal cell carcinoma, and actinic keratosis.

    Precautions

    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Clean and dry skin, then use a thin layer on area.
    • Do not bandage unless told by doctor.
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Clean and dry skin, then use a thin layer on area.
    • Do not bandage unless told by doctor.
    • Wash off after treatment with mild soap & water.
    • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth or vagina.
    • Skin may be more prone to sunburn
    • Use sunscreen
    • Follow directions on best place to keep drug supply

    • For cream in packet products : Apply prior to bedtime & leave on for 6-10 hours. Apply prior to bedtime & leave on for 8 hours.

    What are side effects of Imiquimod?Any warnings while using Imiquimod?How to use Imiquimod?What if you missed a dose of Imiquimod?What if you overdose on Imiquimod?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?What is imiquimod used for? Imiquimod (INN) is a prescription medication that acts as an immune response modifier that is used to treat genital warts, superficial basal cell carcinoma, and actinic keratosis.

    What does imiquimod do? Imiquimod is a prescription medication used to treat skin conditions such as actinic keratosis, superficial basal cell carcinoma, and external genital warts.

    What is imiquimod 5% cream? Imiquad Cream (Imiquimod 5% Cream) is used for the treatment of actinic keratoses (a type of skin growth), superficial basal cell carcinoma or skin cancer. Imiquad Cream (Imiquimod) Cream, 5%, is supplied in single-use packets.

    What are some common reactions to imiquimod?

    What are some common reactions to imiquimod? Commonly reported side effects of imiquimod topical include: dermal ulcer, abrasion, application site reaction, burning sensation, desquamation, Pedal Edema

    A condition where ankles and/or feet are swollen due to accumulation of the interstitial fluid.

    , exfoliation of skin, pruritus, skin erosion, and erythema of skin. Other side effects include: back pain, headache, and pain.

    How effective is imiquimod for warts? Using imiquimod for warts is generally considered to be an effective treatment for about 50 percent of patients. This might seem like a relatively low percentage to some people, but less than 10 percent of the patients treated with a placebo had a similar result, showing that imiquimod is effective for the treatment of warts.

    Is imiquimod cream really good for skin tags? Imiquimod cream is used to treat lesions of squamous and basal cell carcinoma of the skin and lesions of actinic keratosis etc. It is not indicated for use in simple skin tags owing to its systemic and localized side effects since it is an immunomodulator. It also causes scars to form on the area of application.

    How long do you use imiquimod cream? Imiquimod cream should be left on the skin for approximately 8 hours. Continue using imiquimod cream for a full 16 weeks, even if all the actinic keratoses are gone, unless you are told otherwise by your doctor.