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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Imiquimod (Overview)

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 should be tried first.


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What's the difference between imiquimod and topical human interferon alpha-2beta? Can it be more beneficial to apply both concurrently?

What's the difference between imiquimod and topical human interferon alpha-2beta? Can it be more beneficial to apply both concurrently?

Neither: surgical removal is the gold standard. There's not great data on wart viral infection if it isn't visible. If there are visible warts, surgery is the best treatment and there's no data that interferon helps at all, and slight data that Imiquimod lowers recurrence rate after surgery. There's not much data out there for a role for interferon except maybe in respiratory warts. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
114 doctors shared insights

Imiquimod (Overview)

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 should be tried first.


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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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How long should I use imiquimod to treat genital warts?

As told by your doc: Imiquimod( aldara) works on immune system to help body fight virus ( used in basal cell ca, actinic keratosis also ) usually applied 3 to 4 days a wk for up to16 wks , ask your doctor , has to be under supervision. ...Read more

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Imiquimod has completely cleared all gen. warts after 12 apps.No side effects excpt the usual cell necrosis.How much longer should I continue using?

Imiquimod has completely cleared all gen. warts after 12 apps.No side effects excpt the usual cell necrosis.How much longer should I continue using?

You're done.: I generally recommend continuing Imiquimod until all of the warts are healed, (up to a maximum of 16 weeks), so if the warts are gone, you can stop. If any return, or any new ones develop, repeat the treatment. ...Read more

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What does aldara (imiquimod) do?

Activates immunity: It is an immune response modifier. It treats genital warts by increasing the activity of the body's immune system to fight off the wart virus. Mechanism of action for aks (precancers) not exactly known but thought to also be related to upregulating the body's immune system to fight off abnormal cells. It is used to treat aks, genitals warts, and superficial basal cell carcinoma. ...Read more

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Aldara (imiquimod) not working, why?

Patience: You dont say how long you have used the aldara (imiquimod). It can work in as little as3 weeks for labial condyloma, but in some cases can take over four months. Aldara (imiquimod) is effective 87 to 96% of the time, but that means up to 13% will not respond. ...Read more

Dr. Byron Hapner
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Aldara (Definition)

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