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Imiquimod Cream - Overview
Imiquimod, sold under the brand names Aldara and Zyclara, is a medication used for topical treatment of various skin conditions, including genital warts. People who are interested in an imiquimod prescription can connect with a medical provider using Push Health and can get an Aldara or Zyclara prescription when appropriate and indicated.
Imiquimod - Mechanism of Action
Imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara) belongs to a class of medications known as topical immune response modifiers. Clinically, Aldara cream is primarily used in treating certain cases of actinic keratoses and external genital warts and perianal warts. Imiquimod's mechanism of action and how it affects skin lesions is not well understood. It is theorized that imiquimod activates both the adaptive and innate immune systems and may also have an effect on specific growth factor receptors. Pharmacokinetic studies suggests that imiquimod is retained in the skin for a period of time.
Imiquimod 5% - Price and Dosage
As a cream, imiquimod is generally available as a whitish vanishing cream base (oil-in-water). As Aldara, imiquimod is not meant for oral, ophthalmic or intravaginal use and is prescribed for application 2-5 times per week over a period of multiple weeks, depending on the condition and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. Each single use packet of Aldara contains imiquimod 5% cream (250 mg) which is the equivalent of imiquimod 12.5 mg. Imiquimod is somewhat inexpensive, costing approximately $2 for twelve packets of generic imiquimod 5% cream. Imiquimod coupons are sometimes available online. Some insurance plans may also cover some costs associated with an imiquimod cream prescription. As Aldara cream, imiquimod should typically be stored between 4° C and 25° C
Can I Buy Imiquimod Online?
Imiquimod, along with Aldara and Zyclara, is a prescription medication. One cannot just buy imiquimod online and neither generic imiquimod nor the branded versions are available OTC (over the counter). The first step to getting an imiquimod cream prescription is to consult with a medical provider. Push Health can connect people who need an imiquimod prescription with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe imiquimod cream when appropriate to do so.
Imiquimod - Side Effects
Imiquimod can cause side effects. Side effects resulting from imiquimod use include itching, redness, burning, dryness, crusting, erosion and ulceration at the application site. Systemic side effects include fever, headache and fatigue. Edema and flu-like symptoms have been reported and people using imiquimod should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps. People who have had a previous hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to imiquimod, its branded versions, or ingredients in the formulation should not use the medication. Contact with the lips, eyes and nostrils should be avoided. Imiquimod and alcohol should not be used at the same time. Prior to using imiquimod, it is important to discuss potential concerns and side effects with one's pharmacist and medical provider.
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Last updated September 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.