Volume 12 SACHETS
group : Men's health
Aldara - Removal Of Genital Wart At Discount. External genital and perianal warts are cause by a virus called Human Papilloma Virus. These wart-like growths are oftentimes referred to as condyloma acuminata. While Aldara cream itself has not been demonstrated to have any of its own antiviral activity, Aldara treatment cream is an immune response modifier that stimulates the body's own immune response system and helps the body fight this virus. It may do this via the induction of cytokines like alpha-interferon. Alpha-interferon is a complex compound normally produced by the human body that does have potent antiviral activity. In a large clinical trial 50% of patients had complete clearing of their warts. The mean time to complete wart clearing was 10 weeks.
Active Ingredients: Imiquimod
Representative Names: Aldara
Note: The below information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of aldara is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before you buy aldara online.
What is Aldara skin cream?
AldaraTM cream is used to treat skin conditions including external genital or anal warts. Because Aldara does not kill the virus (HPV virus) that causes genital or anal warts, new warts may appear during or after treatment. This drug is also effective at treating a skin condition known as actinic keratosis.
What should i check before I receive Aldara?
Please verify if you have any of these conditions: an unusual or allergic reaction to imiquimod, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives, pregnant or trying to get pregnant, breast-feeding.
How should I use Aldara?
Apply Aldara cream to the affected areas as directed on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after applying cream. Aldara cream should be applied just before bedtime. A thin layer of the cream should be applied topically with the fingers; the cream should be massaged gently into the affected areas until no longer visible. Avoid contact with lips, eyes, or nose. Use Aldara cream only on the affected area as directed by your health care provider. Do not use Aldara cream longer than prescribed. Using too much Aldara cream or using it too often, or for too long can increase your chances for having a severe skin reaction or other side effect. Discard packet after applying to affected area; partial packets should not be saved or reused.
- For treatment of genital or anal warts: You will usually apply this cream every other day (3 times a week) until the warts are gone, for a maximum of 16 weeks. Do not use the cream inside the vagina or rectum. Avoid getting Aldara cream in your eyes. Uncircumcised men treating warts under the foreskin of the penis should pull back the foreskin and clean the area daily. Women should take special care if applying the cram at the opening of the vagina because local skin reactions on the delicate moist surfaces can cause pain and swelling, and may cause problems passing urine. Do not bandage or wrap the treated area. The treated area should be washed with mild soap and water 6-10 hours after applying the cream (usually upon waking).
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. This drug has been used in adolescents for the treatment of genital or anal warts.
- For the treatment of actinic keratosis: You will apply the cream to the affected area twice weekly, 3-4 days apart, for 16 weeks. Leave on skin for about 8 hours, after which time the cream should be washed off using mild soap and water usually upon waking. The area you treat with Aldara cream should be no larger than the size of your forehead or one cheek (for example, 2 inches by 2 inches).
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What drug(s) may interact with Aldara?
Aldara treatment is not recommended until the skin has healed from any previous drug (example: podofilox or podophyllin resin) or surgical skin treatment.
On the questionaire needed to buy Aldara, inform of all medicines you are using or taking, including non-prescription medicines. Also include if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from receiving Aldara?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible: open sores with or without drainage, skin infection, skin rash, unusual or severe skin reaction.
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): back pain, burning or itching, changes in skin color that do not always go away, diarrhea, feeling like you have the flu, headache, muscle aches, redness of the skin (very common but is usually not painful or harmful), scabbing and crusting, skin peeling, skin that becomes hard or thickened, swelling of the skin.
What should I watch for while taking Aldara?
- During the treatment of genital or anal warts:
Visit your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Females should receive regular pelvic exams as recommended by their prescribers.
You will notice improvement in your condition gradually. Most patients experience improvement within 4 weeks. However, it may take up to 16 weeks to see a full clearing of the warts. Aldara cream is not a cure. New warts may develop during or after treatment.
Sexual (genital, anal, oral) contact should be avoided while the cream is on the skin.
Aldara cream will not cure genital or anal warts. It is also not known if Aldara cream can stop you from spreading genital or anal warts to other people. The only way to prevent infecting others with the HPV virus (the virus that causes genital warts) is to avoid direct skin-to-skin contact. If warts are visible in the genital area, sexual contact should be avoided until the warts are treated. Experts advise that using latex condoms during sexual contact may reduce, but not entirely prevent, infecting others.
Do not rely on condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps or other 'barrier' devices as your sole method of birth control. Aldara cream may weaken these devices and make them less effective at birth control.
Do not cover the treated area with an airtight bandage. Cotton gauze dressings can be used. Cotton underwear can be worn after applying Aldara cream to the genital or anal area.
- During the treatment of actinic keratosis:
Visit your health care provider for regular checks on your progress. Actinic keratoses that were not seen before may appear during treatment may appear during treatment and may later go away.
It is common for patients to have skin reactions in areas treated. These reactions may extend beyond the application site onto the surrounding skin. Skin reactions generally decrease in intensity or resolve after stopping imiquimod therapy. If you experience a severe reaction or any sign or symptom at the treatment site that interferes or prevents you from doing any daily activity, contact your health care provider to discuss whether you require a rest period from treatment. Treatment may resume once the reaction has improved as recommended by your prescriber.
Use of sunscreen during treatment is encouraged and patients should minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial (tanning beds or UVA/B treatments) while using Aldara cream.
Do not cover the treated area with an airtight bandage. Cotton gauze dressings can be used.
How effective is Aldara?
In a large clinical trial 50% of patients using Aldara had complete clearing of their warts. The mean time to complete wart clearing with Aldara was 10 weeks. Aldara cream can effectively clear genital warts as quickly as 4 weeks, although the average time to healing with Aldara is 10 weeks and may take as long as 16 weeks. Results with Aldara vary from person to person.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Where can I keep my Aldara?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused portion after the expiration date.