Aldara is a topical ointment that works by assisting the immune system to produce a reaction that fights HPV (human papillomavirus) infection that causes genital warts.
Aldara cream contains an active ingredient called imiquimod 5%, which helps treat external genital warts and warts around the anus. It can also be prescribed to treat small basal cell carcinomas (which are a type of non-malignant skin cancers) and actinic keratoses (which are rough areas of skin caused by sun damage).
Aldara cream contains the active ingredient called imiquimod 5%, which assists the immune system in fighting the HPV virus that causes genital warts.
It is thought that imiquimod stimulates the body's immune system to release natural defence chemicals called cytokines. Cytokines multiply in cells and help fight viral infections and prevent abnormal cells from multiplying.
Genital warts are caused by a particular strain of the HPV virus that causes pain and discomfort at the site of origin on the body. If left untreated, this sexually transmitted infection can spread to other people.
Aldara cream is a topical ointment that is prescribed to treat genital warts caused by the HPV virus.
Here are some facts you should know about Aldara cream:
Aldara is a safe cream for people suffering from genital warts. But if you have any of these few conditions, you should make your doctor aware and be extra careful:
Aldara contains the active ingredient of imiquimod, which is available at 12.5mg in 250mg. The doctor will prescribe you a dose as per your unique case. Generally, the dose prescribed for genital warts is 3 times a week. The cream starts showing a difference in the affected area in 4 weeks, but the treatment lasts for 8 to 12 weeks.
You should talk to your doctor if you don't see a difference after 16 weeks of treatment.
If Aldara cream is being used for basal cell carcinomas, use the cream 5 times a week before going to bed, and the treatment is continued for 6 weeks. The doctor assesses the carcinoma 12 weeks after treatment to see if it has worked.
For actinic keratoses, the treatment is given 3 times a week for 4 weeks. The doctor will assess your condition after 4 more weeks without the cream. If you still have actinic keratoses, you will be prescribed the cream for 4 more weeks.
Your doctor will prescribe you Aldara cream to treat genital warts.
Some medicines are effective on some people but might cause side effects to a minority of the patients who take them. Aldara cream has a few common side effects that a select few people experience. These side effects are mild and go away by themselves. The common side effects are:
If you experience side effects that are not listed here, call a doctor immediately.
You should inform your doctor if you're on any medication when using Aldara cream since some medicines can react with this cream and increase your chances of having side effects. Still, Aldara is only absorbed through the skin into your bloodstream in tiny amounts, so it is not likely that it will affect any medication that you're taking.
However, since the active ingredient in Aldara, imiquimod, helps stimulate the immune system, it is best to inform your doctor if you're taking medication to suppress your immune system to treat an autoimmune disease or if you've had an organ transplant. This could make these medicines less effective.
You should store this medication in a cool, dry place, out of reach of children.
You can buy Aldara cream online from MedsNow. The medicines are delivered conveniently to your doorstep.
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