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The following information is a summary about
ALDARA. It is not intended to replace a doctor's instructions.
Chemical Name: IMIQUIMOD (i-mi-KWI-mod)
This medicine is an
immune response modifier used to treat external genital and perianal
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR
OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that
you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions,
allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This
medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read it
carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that
you may have about this medicine. Wash and completely dry the
affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly
distributed. Wash your hands immediately after using this medicine.
DO NOT BANDAGE OR WRAP the affected area unless directed otherwise
by your doctor. Wash the affected area 6 to 10 hours after applying
this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a
tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A
DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it daily at bedtime, skip
the missed dose. Do NOT use the dose in the morning.
IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL
WEEKS for this medicine to work. Do not stop using this medicine
without checking with your doctor. Avoid getting this medicine in
your eyes or on the inside of your nose and mouth. DO NOT EXCEED THE
RECOMMENDED DOSE or take this medicine for longer than 16 weeks
without checking with your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY DECREASE THE
EFFECTIVENESS of condoms and diaphragms. Use another form of birth
control while you are using this medicine. FOR WOMEN: IT IS UNKNOWN
IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE
BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your
doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that
may go away during treatment, include burning, itching, redness,
peeling, or swelling of surrounding areas. If they continue or are
bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice other effects not
listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing
its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your
medicines interact with each other.
If you take too much
If overdose is
suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
Symptoms of overdose may include severe flaking, cracking, or
swelling of affected area; fainting; weakness; and dizziness.
DO NOT SHARE THIS
MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS
MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the
reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF
TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.