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A 33-year-old member asked:

is it possible that imiquimod can have unforeseen adverse effects?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: It is a pregnancy category c drug. This means there are no definitive studies in humans or there is a suggestion of possible negative effects through animal studies or observational studies. Like all drugs, don't use unless you need to.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Sure: Imiquimod could cause adverse effects for an individual, however it is well tested and safe for use.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Can aldara (imiquimod) be bought over the counter?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: Aldara (imiquimod) is not a controlled substance but requires a prescription for purchase and use.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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Approximately 120 dollars for 12 sachets.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is aldara (imiquimod) used for?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
AKs and warts: Aldara (imiquimod) is used most commonly for treatment of aks (actinic keratoses which are precancers). It's also used for treatment of superficial skin cancers such as superficial basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in-situ but it does not have as high a cure rate as surgery so it is not considered the gold standard for skin cancer. Aldara (imiquimod) is also used for treatment of genital warts.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Aldara (imiquimod) effectiveness?

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Dr. Robert Lutz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Good: Works very effectively but must keep on it for weeks did not cut treatment short.
A 39-year-old member asked:

For mature people please..I use aldara (imiquimod 5% cream) and need advice?

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Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Aldara (imiquimod): Aldara (imiquimod) is an immune modulator used for the treatment of condylomata accuminata ( genital warts). It can cause pain, burning, irritation. It is also being used to treat some forms of vulva dysplasias as these are hpv related. Dermatologists are also using this for some skin cancers.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of getting side effects with aldara (imiquimod)?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Essentially non: Existent except ocassional local irritation.

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