Aldara (Topical)

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Aldara (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Aldara (Topical)

Aldara (Topical) Medication Classification

IMIQUIMOD (On the skin)

Aldara (Topical) Brandname


Aldara (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Imiquimod (i-mi-KWI-mod) Treats genital warts.

When To Not Use Aldara (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to imiquimod.

How Should You Use Aldara (Topical)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often. You may be told to use the cream 3 times each week (Monday-Wednesday- Friday OR Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday) right before you go to bed.
  • Keep using the cream until the warts are gone or up to 16 weeks. If you still have the warts after 16 weeks, talk with your doctor.
  • Use the cream only on your skin. Do not get the medicine in your eyes. You should not use the medicine inside your vagina or anus.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after you use this medicine.
  • Put a thin layer of cream over the warts and gently rub the cream into your skin.
  • Do not bandage or tightly wrap the area so that air cannot get to it. You may use gauze over the area, or wear cotton underwear.
  • Leave the cream on for 6 to 10 hours. Then wash the cream off using a mild soap and water.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the medicine as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not put on two doses at the same time.

Proper Aldara (Topical) Storage

Store Aldara (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Aldara (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Aldara (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Aldara (Topical) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Do not have sex while being treated for warts, even if you or your partner are using a condom. The cream can weaken condoms and diaphragms, so you and your partner may be unprotected during sex.
  • Imiquimod is not a cure for genital or anal warts, so you may develop new warts while using the cream.

Aldara (Topical) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe skin burning, pain, or peeling
  • Open sores where you use the medicine
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild skin redness, swelling, flaking, or dryness
  • Itching
  • Headache, muscle pain, or feeling like you have the flu

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