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Imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara) is a topical cream used in the treatment of genital warts. The medication works by stimulating the immune system cells and chemicals to attack the affected area. The medicine may also be prescribed to fight different types of skin cancer. Side effects, drug interactions, and patient safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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