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I'm using imiquimod (aldara). When I take it, I get the flu symptoms, and pain in body (as if you have a feve) is this dangerous? Side effects?

Possible side effect. While the use of topical Aldara (imiquimod) is not typically associated with "systemic" side effects, review of the manufacturer packaging suggests that this is possible and might represent a serious side effect. You must stop using this medication and contact your ob/gyn. If you are trying to treat genital warts, then some form of excisional or cautery procedure might be more safe. Read more...

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...

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...

Aldara (imiquimod) cream side effects?

Burning or redness. Aldara (imiquimod) may cause some local burning or redness if applied to sensitive areas. Read more...

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...

Is Aldara (imiquimod) for warts considerded a safe treatment? What side effects should I be aware of? Are there any medicines I should not take with it?

Works well. Even though it may cause some transient irritation or inflammation as the result of an activated immune response. Read more...
Yes. Hi! Aldara is considered safe (risks outweighed by benefits for many patients), though not for people w/ autoimmune or immunesuppression. Common side effects incl: local redness/itching, ulcers & swelling. There are many less-common effects ( http://reference.medscape.com/drug/aldara-zyclara-imiquimod-343508#4 ) Avoid sex while cream is on skin. Avoid/minimize sunlight. Read more...