imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara) (cont.)

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PREPARATIONS: Cream: 2.5%, 3.75%, and 5%

STORAGE: Store imiquimod cream between temperatures of 4 C to 25 C (39 F - 77 F).

DOSING: Adults and children of ages 12 and older:

Actinic keratosis: Apply Aldara to specific treatment area two times a week for 16 weeks.  

Superficial basal cell carcinoma: Apply to specific treatment area five times a week for 6 weeks.

External genital warts: Apply Aldara three times a week until clearance of warts or for a maximum of 16 weeks.

Safe and effective use of imiquimod is not established for children under the age of 12.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: No drug-drug interactions have been conducted and established with imiquimod.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on imiquimod to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether imiquimod enters breast milk. It is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/25/2015

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