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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Imiquimod (Definition)

There is limited data on the safety of imiquimod in pregnancy, while it doesn't appear to have negative effects on the baby, other treatments ...Read more


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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. Read more

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Any side effects of imiquimod?

Any side effects of imiquimod?

Generally cutaneous: This immune modulator is used topically in treatment of warts and some skin cancers. Can produce extremely severe skin effects, with blistering bloody lesions. Systemic side effects include secondary fungal infections, flu-like symptoms, enlarged lymph nodes, muscle and back aches, and others. Read more

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Can I use aldara (imiquimod) for aks?

Yes: Aldara (imiquimod) is a very effective and safe treatment for aks. It can be used to treat a large surface area or a single lesion. Treatment period is usually 8-12 weeks. Recommend staying out of the sun during the treatment period because it makes you more sensitive to the sun and sunburn easier. Side-effects are redness and peeling which can be exacerbated by sun exposure. Read more

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How long should aldara (imiquimod) take to remove warts?

Not known: Like most other wart creams there is no definative answer to how many applications will get rid of the wart. Read more

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/is using aldara (imiquimod) cream for the same purpose?

/is using aldara (imiquimod) cream for the same purpose?

Aldara (imiquimod) cream: Gyns prescibe Aldara (imiquimod) cream to treat vulvar condyloma (warts) there are other faster methods to treat them in the office. If you use the vream you have to apply it 3x per week for usually 8-12 weeks and it can cause vulvar irritation. Read more

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How soon after using aldara (imiquimod) cream should I see results?

Wait for it: The package insert of aldara: "early clinical clearance cannot be adequately assessed until resolution of local skin reactions (e.g. 12 weeks post-treatment)." to me, this means it's hard to tell if the stuff is working until you've finished a full course of it, since it induces irritation of the whole area. The label says it's important to finish the whole course of medicine--stick with it! Read more

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What is the use of aldara (imiquimod) and are there painful side effects?

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. Read more

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I am argentina. I need information. What is aldara (imiquimod) a cream for?

I am argentina. I need information. What is aldara (imiquimod) a cream for?

Various: Aldara (imiquimod) cream is a cream that helps the immune system clear certain conditions: indicated for the topical treatment of actinic keratoses on the face, basal cell cancer, and gential warts from hpv. It is by perscription only. Read more

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

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

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. Read more

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How long does aldara (imiquimod) cream take to start working and what are all the uses?

Aldara (imiquimod): Aldara, imiquimod, is a topical skin medication that gets your skin cells to produce interferon, a natural substance that is involved in producing immunity toward certain diseases. It is used to kill cells infected with wart, or human papilllomal virus, and it is used to treat certain kinds of skin cancers and precancers. It works slowly and often produces an inflammation with redness and pain. Read more

Dr. Byron Hapner
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Aldara (Definition)

Aldara is a topical anti-viral agent which is a ...Read more