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What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Aldara?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Aldara. buy aldara 5% cream But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use.
Treatment regimes for imiquimod cream
Various imiquimod treatment regimes are used. For example:
- Actinic keratoses: imiquimod is typically used two or three times weekly for four to six weeks, repeated if necessary after a break of four weeks. Very scaly lesions should be frozen with liquid nitrogen about three weeks before starting imiquimod.
- Basal cell carcinomas and intraepidermal carcinoma: imiquimod is used five times weekly for six weeks.
- Genital warts: imiquimod is used three times weekly; or, if available, 3.75% cream daily; until total clearance or for up to 8 weeks.
- (Off label) lentigo maligna: imiquimod is used three to seven times per week for six to 16 weeks. Close follow-up is essential.
The imiquimod should be applied less often if the reaction is excessive, and more often if no reaction occurs (perhaps accompanied by a topical retinoid to enhance absorption of imiquimod into the skin). The course can be repeated, and treatment is sometimes continued for up to 16 weeks.
Treatment should be carefully monitored, because the cream may need to be applied more or less frequently than originally planned or for a shorter or longer course, depending on response. Once the inflammation has settled there is generally a good or excellent cosmetic result with little scarring.
Imiquimod is a patient-applied cream prescribed to treat genital warts, Bowens disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ), and, secondary to surgery, for basal cell carcinoma, as well as actinic keratosis.
Imiquimod 5% cream is indicated for the topical treatment of:
- external genital and perianal warts (condylomata acuminata) in adults;
- small superficial basal-cell carcinomas (sBCCs) in adults;
- clinically typical, non-hyperkeratotic, non-hypertrophic actinic keratoses (AKs) on the face or scalp in immunocompetent adults when size or number of lesions limit the efficacy and / or acceptability of cryotherapy and other topical treatment options are contraindicated or less appropriate.
Imiquimod 3.75% cream is indicated for the topical treatment of clinically typical, non-hyperkeratotic, non-hypertrophic, visible or palpable actinic keratosis of the full face or balding scalp in immunocompetent adults when other topical treatment options are contraindicated or less appropriate.
Typical Treatment Cycles for Patients with Genital Warts
Apply at bedtime for 3 days, then rest 4 days; alternatively, may apply every other day for 3 applications; may repeat weekly cycles up to 16 weeks.
Podofilox (Condylox) solution or gel
Apply twice daily for 3 days, then rest 4 days; may repeat for 4 cycles.
Use liquid nitrogen or cryoprobe; may be repeated every 1 to 2 weeks, if necessary.
Not recommended for office use.
Apply to each wart and allow to dry; may be repeated weekly, if necessary.
Apply a small amount to visible warts and allow to dry; may be repeated weekly, if necessary.
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