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What Are the Uses of Imiquimod Cream?

  • Skin Infection: – Skin is the largest organ of the body. It protects your body from infections. The reason for skin infection can be a wide variety of germs. The infection can vary from mild to severe.

Imiquimod help to treat following indications.

  • Flat scaly growth on the skin due to sun exposure.
  • Superficial basal cell Carcinoma.
  • Wart on the genital areas & anal area.

How does Imiquimod Works?

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.

Imiquimod cream

How to use Imiquimod Cream?

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.

  • Adult Usage: –
  • Wart around genitals and anus: –

-Apply 3 times in a week on alternate days.

  • Superficial basal cell Carcinoma: –

-Use 5 times per week (continuous 5 days) for 6 weeks. Leave it for 8 hours.

  • Actinic Keratosis: –

-Use 2 times per week for 16 weeks at a period interval of 3 days.

  • Comments: –
  • Apply the cream prior to normal sleeping hours.
  • Apply it to the infected area.
  • Rub it until the cream is no longer visible.
  • Wash with mild soap and water to remove cream after the desired time.

Uses of Imiquimod cream?

  • It is used to treat the following skin conditions.
  • Actinic keratosis on face or scalp.
  • Superficial basal cell carcinoma.
  • Warts on the genital or anal area.
  • It is also useful to treat bladder cancer (orphan).
  • It may be prescribed for other purposes not listed in the medication guide.

Ask your doctor.

What are the Precautions in using Imiquimod cream?

It is important to confirm the use of this drug in certain conditions. Ask your doctor if you have/are.

  • Allergic to Imiquimod cream.
  • Any other allergy.
  • Pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • Breastfeeding
  • Recent surgery to an affected area.
  • HIV or AIDS.
  • Low immune system.
  • Tell your doctor what other medicinal you take or plan to take.

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.

Cost Imiquimod cream (Generic & Brand).

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.