About Aldara

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About Aldara

The active substance is used to treat skin neoplasm. These include external genital warts (Condylomata acuminata) in the area of the genitals and the rectal opening, but also a special skin cancer form, the basalioma, and growths of the upper skin layer (actinic keratosis).

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • strengthen the body’s defense
  • Promote the formation of antibodies by the cells of the immune system
  • indirectly kill viruses
  • Indirectly kill cancer cells

This is how Imiquimod works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of imiquimod.
Please also read the information on the drug groups to which the active ingredient imiquimod belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance imiquimod

The active substance is used to treat skin neoplasm. These include external genital warts (Condylomata acuminata) in the area of the genitals and the rectal opening, but also a special skin cancer form, the basalioma, and growths of the upper skin layer (actinic keratosis).

So far only adults are allowed. Basaliomas should only be treated with imiquimod if they are small and superficial. Greater and deeper damage must be surgically removed. In the case of so-called actinic keratoses, only those treated with imiquimod should be treated who are not suffering from immunodeficiency (such as AIDS). In addition, imiquimod is only to be used if the size or number of damaged areas make cold treatment (cryotherapy) impossible or unbearable and other external means have failed.

For the following application areas of Imiquimod , in-depth information is available:

  • warts
  • Cancer (general)

Mode of action of Imiquimod

Imiquimod promotes the body’s defense and is thus part of the group of immunological drugs. Imiquimod most likely attaches to a special binding site (receptor) on the surface of immune cells. This causes the cell to form and release antibodies such as interferon-alpha and other cytokines. These antibodies then destroy both the viruses that cause the formation of genital warts and cancer cells. The effect of imiquimod is therefore more of an indirect one.

Potential Aldara side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage

22%

17%

17%

12%

12%

9%

5%

Aldara used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Lisa F. Henry says:
    3.0 rating

    Aldara for Actinic keratosis

    after op and laserture and pdt aldara on upper lip: on lower lip thick inflammation, tooth and tongue pain, back pain

    Side effects: Pain
  2. Tony J. Fisher says:
    4.5 rating

    Aldara for Condylomes

    Hello, got ALDARA PICKETS for the anus. I then introduced this for three weeks. The side effect also had a big effect on me. Depressed mood swings, fever, muscle aches. Due to the infestation with the little beasts, I stayed with the treatment. With success! So the Doc. ask for the suppositories.

    Side effects: Depressions; Muscle aches; Fever
  3. Ralph J. Triplett says:
    3.5 rating

    Aldara for Condylomes

    3 times a week applied under the foreskin: shortly after beginning slight tongue burning. in the course of increasing depressive mood, suicidal thoughts. Redness at application site. discontinued after 3 weeks because of side effects. After that slower recovery of the depressive thoughts. Tongue race continues unabated.

    Side effects: Redness; Depressive moods
  4. Devon E. Vallone says:
    2.5 rating

    Very strong irritation of the skin. Swelling and partial pus, especially in the last week of use extremely severe. Sometimes mood swings and depression.

    Side effects: Depressive moods
  5. John L. Williams says:
    3.5 rating

    Aldara for Condylomes

    Aldara was used by me for the second time with a gap of about 6 months. The first time I can not remember side effects. Now I have the following: – heavy dizziness, sometimes no driving possible – body aches, especially in the legs – swollen lymph nodes – flu feeling – headache – tiredness, bedridden Before I take it again, I look for alternatives. I feel partly really sick. The question is whether this violent reaction really goes against the genital warts.

  6. Larry D. Franklin says:
    4.5 rating

    Aldara for Condylomes

    Balance problems, muscle twitching, muscle weakness I have described here before my initial side effects (burning tongue, depression to suicidality.) About 1 week after my contribution from 07.01.11 I felt increasingly balance disorders and dizziness, in addition to a furry feeling in the area of It was not objectifying after these symptoms improved after about two weeks, but now it began with slight muscle twitches around the whole body about a week ago, I do not know what really happens in my body, but in front of the Aldara I have been very healthy and have never had any physical discomfort: since the beginning with Aldara this has changed radically, and I’m almost sure that it is directly related to Aldara For those who are interested: visit the homepage of Richard Beasley (aldara1.com) which was damaged by Aldara and collected all kinds of scientific to imiquimod h at. Has also successfully sued the manufacturing company.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  7. Alvin B. Cox says:
    3.0 rating

    Aldara for Condylomes

    Fever, chills, eczema, swollen lymph nodes perform with severe pain, severe skin inflammation, headache, body aches, As hard as the antibiotics intake was required and therapy was aborted to urologist according to the now first worse with other cream to treat

  8. Kathy G. Jacobson says:
    4.5 rating

    Aldara for Condylomes

    Short to my story. I got rid of condylomes in October 2012 by laser treatment in the hospital. The wound healing was not so funny. In any case, the things were completely gone but now they are isolated and very small occurred again. My doctor prescribed the Aldara cream for me, which I have been using for 10 days now. A little beast, has already regressed. I can only say that it is a devil stuff, because I currently have bright red spots, violent burning and swollen labia. Look like Daisy Duck but downstairs. 🙂 Actually thought, I am already used to a lot after the laser treatment but these side effects are not bad. I’ll take a break for 2 or 3 days with the stuff, because every flush of toilets burns like fire.

    Side effects: Skin burn; Skin redness
  9. Jack H. Williams says:
    3.5 rating

    Aldara for Actinic keratosis

    Treated area 1500 X 700 mm in the sternum area: Here after a period of application of 10 days, significant side effects such as severe punctate, itching, headache, body aches, dry taste and slightly elevated temperature occurred. The drug was discontinued following consultation with the treating physicians to achieve healing of the affected area.

  10. Carole G. Rivera says:
    3.5 rating

    Aldara for Condylomes

    Since I myself was very afraid of the side effects of Aldara cream, I would like to take some people here. After both the cutting out of some warts and the treatment with acetic acid by my FA had failed, this Aldara prescribed me 5%. After about 2 weeks the smaller warts began to disappear, after 6 weeks now I am completely free of symptoms. Although the skin on the especially affected areas strained and thin, it came towards the end of the treatment to a slight burning, itching and swelling, I got a small aphtha and a very slight outbreak of cold sores (Tip: dabbing regularly with tea tree oil at first symptoms. Has prevented the emergence of a bubble!), But I like to put up with this to bypass an OP. 4 days after the last application, all side effects have subsided and I am incredibly happy about the success of the treatment!

    Side effects: Skin burn
  11. Christine D. Mays says:
    2.5 rating

    Aldara for Condylomes

    I am absolutely outraged by the side effects, I had gotten all of them on the package notes were beschickert.I have told the doctors but they did not believe me and it did not interest them! I have now lost 10 kilos (15kg under normal weight) I can only say aldara should be taken from the market! and the company should sue. this drug almost took my life.

    Side effects: Weight loss
  12. Francis M. Allen says:
    3.5 rating

    Aldara for Condylomes

    After healed surgery, with Aldara aftercare cream + suppository, every other day! Horror! After 4 packs started burning, itching, swelling, tearing, etc. – just like a knife in the A … and became correspondingly worse (but if it helps, you have to accept that probably). After about 2 weeks. on some days severe limb, joint, headache, nausea, eye pressure, flatulence, etc., and above all unbelievable tiredness. As with a severe flu, which I did not associate with this cream first. After 2 weeks now with these confused illness feelings in the body, a total of almost 1 month knife in the A … I’ve done it soon and hope that the effect has paid off, but that will probably only show the time. If I ever need to treat again, I will try to get this done in another way, if the doctor joins in this instead of occasionally cutting away, or maybe there’s another effective cream, tincture or similar. Already violently, what such a harmless-seeming cream with one can do so.

  13. Johnny D. Gaskin says:
    3.0 rating

    Aldara for Condylomes

    Had taken an Aldara Zäpchen in the evening and get over night very high fever, chills and joint pain. Furthermore, I am not quite clear whether you should use the Zäpchen with or without gauze .. Have both ptobiert and without gauze band it is clearly more pleasant.

    Side effects: Joint pain; Chills; Fever
  14. Brandy D. Voss says:
    3.5 rating

    Aldara for Hpv cervical cancer vaccination

    HPV – only worse for me: after each treatment only more of the bubbles produced. – The swelling, pain and itching in the vaginal area were almost unbearable after application. Wonder that it does so well in the rating; even my gyn was very dubious about its effect, which is rather uncommon for him.

  15. Luz D. Stout says:
    4.5 rating

    Aldara for Hpv cervical cancer vaccination

    I have the HPV virus and severe pain (burning, itching, small offending spots) on the labia minora and the vaginal entrance. I then got Aldara prescribed and now use it every two days for about 3 weeks. At first, the symptoms have become much better. But for about 1.5 weeks, they are worse than at first. (According to the doctor, this is normal because Aldara n affects the affected areas and the immune system begins to work harder.) Side effects I have pretty much the full range. Fever, permanent tiredness with burning eyes, body aches, headaches and back pain so severe that I can not sit or walk for long. Was about to stop the treatment, because it is really unbearable. But the hope is still stronger that it quickly gets better and heals.

  16. Rosa C. Kelly says:
    3.0 rating

    Aldara for Cervical cancer

    I was recommended Aldara cream for the treatment of the direct precursor of uterine cancer, which had already progressed deep into the tissue (by biopsy). The aim was to introduce the Aldaracrème with a pipette into the cervix, that the Aldara cream there the skin / cells so strongly irritated that the body’s own defenses are increasingly active there. I had all side effects, which are also described otherwise: headache, very strong body aches, shaking crusts, etc. I made 2 treatments at intervals of one week and then lay flat in bed for one week. But it was worth it!! The already specified operation could be canceled. My cells are absolutely normal again!

    Side effects: Chills; Members hurt; Headache
  17. Linda E. Rodgers says:
    4.0 rating

    Aldara for Cervical cancer

    After using Aldaracreme, I had unbelievably severe muscle and joint pain over the buttocks, lower back, and spine for 3 days. Even on the 5th day I still had muscle pain, but had energy again. In addition, I had strong fever without fever and in between sweat, accompanied by almost fainting. In addition, I was in bed for 3 days and nights and was not functional despite the pain medications! Since I usually have a lot of energy and healthy and athletic, I thought first I had a flu. However, a week later, when I had exactly the same symptoms at the same distance from the treatment after the 2nd sachet of Aldaracem, I realized the connection with the Aldaracem. On the first night after the application, I suffered from insomnia. With the flu-like symptoms, I also had permanent headache. The local irritation of the skin is also strong but tolerable.

    Side effects: Muscle aches; Chills
  18. Callie M. Guest says:
    2.5 rating

    Aldara for Cervical cancer

    I got a prescription for pap 3d and hpv high risk. 4 months of use with severe body aches, fever, vaginal mucosal inflammation, bad mood, headache … But it helped! Have now again a normal findings and I would do it again at any time. Hold on, it pays off!