Aldara Topical Cream 5pct Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Aldara: Topical cream (5%)

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What is this Medicine?

IMIQUIMOD (i mi KWI mod) cream is used to treat external genital or anal warts. It is also used to treat other skin conditions such as actinic keratosis and certain types of skin cancer.

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Aldara 5% Topical Cream

NDC: 992070260
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Basal Cell Carcinoma, Condylomata Acuminata, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection, Actinic Keratosis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Lentigo Maligna, Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia (VIN), Herpes Simplex Virus Infection, Herpes Genitalis, Molluscum Contagiosum

Storage Information
Store between 39 to 77 degrees F
Protect from freezing
Aldara 5% Topical Cream

Reported Side Effects for Aldara 5% Topical Cream

Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hair Loss Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Irritation Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Heart Beat Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
1.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflammation Of The Lip Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eczema Vaccinatum Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vesicular Rash Incidence:
2.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
2.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
2.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
3.0-32.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Rhinitis Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Ulcer Incidence:
4.0-66.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Ulcer Incidence:
4.0-66.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Redness Incidence:
58.0-100.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
88.0-93.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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