: actinic keratosis, superficial basal cell carcinoma, and genital warts
: Brand 3M Aldara cream 5% and Generic Imiquimod cream 5%
How Imiquimod Works
Imiquimod cream is used to treat conditions affecting the skin; actinic keratosis, superficial basal cell carcinoma and genital warts are the three most common conditions that Imiquimod helps to treat. When treating genital warts, Imiquimod works by stimulating the immune system to fight infected cells, the activated immune cells then eliminate cells that cause genital warts. Imiquimod is to be used topically only and is to be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Generic Aldara vs Brand Aldara
There are very slight differences between brand and generic Aldara; both medications contain the medical ingredient Imiquimod. Imiquimod is marketed by 3M as Aldara your order of Aldara may have an alternate name depending on its country of origin. Generic Aldara is manufactured outside of a Merck facility; this is the biggest difference between Aldara and Imiquimod. Generic Imiquimod and Aldara are identical in dose, strength, safety, efficacy, chemical makeup and therapeutic use. We currently have the brand from Turkey and the generic from India.
Imiquimod Possible side effects
While using Imiquimod you may experience some side effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if the side effects are bothersome or severe. Keep in mind that most of these side effects do not happen often and may go away over time nonetheless it is important to seek medical attention to prevent future problems. Tell you doctor if you experience:
• blistering on skin
• burning or stinging of skin (mild)
• flaking or peeling of skin
• hair loss
• pain at the site of application
• redness of skin (mild)
Do not use Aldara if you are allergic to Imiquimod or any other ingredients found in the medication. It is important to minimize sunlight exposure or sunlamps while using Imiquimod as your skin becomes prone to sunburn. Sexual contact must be avoided while cream is applied as it weakens condoms and vaginal diaphragms. This medication must not be used while pregnant or breast-feeding as it may pass on to the baby
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
All prices are in US dollars.
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