Imiquimod help to treat following indications.
Imiquimod belongs to a class of medication called an immune response modifier. It stimulates the body’s own defense system to produce cytokines. Cytokines are natural defense chemicals. They have a different function in the immune system.
They help to fight against infected cells. They do not allow the virus to multiply in the cell. Thus decrease the number of abnormal cells by removing the infected cell. It stimulates immune cells in the skin to attack the virus or other abnormal cells. Which cure or prevents the disease.
The Imiquimod Cream is available in the form of 0.25 mg sachets (5%). The dosage depends on the type of condition that has to be treated.
-Apply 3 times in a week on alternate days.
-Use 5 times per week (continuous 5 days) for 6 weeks. Leave it for 8 hours.
-Use 2 times per week for 16 weeks at a period interval of 3 days.
Ask your doctor.
It is important to confirm the use of this drug in certain conditions. Ask your doctor if you have/are.
Use sun protective measure your skin may become sensitive to the sun.
Avoid using near lips, eyes, and nose.
Follow the instruction of your doctor.
The active ingredient in Generic and Brand drug is the same. So, the mechanism of action and drug interaction also remains the same. The difference lies in the price. Brand makers spend a huge amount of pricing, packaging, and marketing. Generic ones are cheap as they do not spend on research and development and other expenses.
Cost & Generic Imiquimod.
Cost of 12 sachets 0.25 mg (5%) is $ 80, per unit cost $ 6.67.
Cost of Brand Aldara.
Cost Of 12 sachets of 0.25 mg (5%) is $ 159.44, per unit cost is $ 13.29.