imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara)

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BRAND NAME: Aldara, Zyclara

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Imiquimod is a topical medication that activates the immune system and is used for treating (not curing) genital warts. Although the exact mechanism of action imiquimod is not known, imiquimod is presumed to work by activating immune cells and chemicals that affect the immune the system. The FDA approved brand name imiquimod (Aldara) in February 1997.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Imiquimod is used for treating actinic keratosis, superficial basal cell carcinoma, and external genital warts.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of imiquimod are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/25/2015

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