Generic Aldara (Imiquimod)

Several foreign pharmaceutical companies (British 3M Health Care Limited, Spanish Laboratorios Casen-Fleet and others) are engaged in the production of the Aldara drug. The drug is a uniform cream of white or pale yellow color. The Generic Aldara is packaged in 250 mg multi-layer heat-sealable bags.

The active component of Generic Aldara is the immune response modifier imiquimod. This compound does not have a direct antiviral effect. The effect of its use is due to the induction of interferon alpha and other cytokines.

When applied externally, no more than 0.9% of the total dose of imiquimod penetrates through the skin. The active component that enters the general bloodstream is removed from the body in an unchanged form within a few hours, along with feces and urine. The concentration of this compound in the blood never reaches a quantifiable level.

Besides imiquimod, Generic Aldara Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g includes a set of components that perform auxiliary functions. These include purified water, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, glycerol, stearyl, cetyl and benzyl alcohols, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, isostearic acid, Polysorbate 60, xanthan gum, white paraffin and sorbitan stearate.

Application of Generic Aldara Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g

Generic Aldara Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g represents a group of immunomodulators. The main substance of Aldar causes activation of the immune system. The action of the drug is not based on a direct antiviral effect – Aldara acts as an antitumor agent that increases the production of α-interferon and other cytoxins. They, in turn, recognize the cells affected by the virus, and provoke the development of a reaction aimed at their destruction. Thus, Imiquimod helps the body to cope with some viral infections on its own.

You can buy Generic Aldara Imiquimod 5% as a cream for external use, packed in 250 mg sachets with the active substance in a dosage of 5 mg. The product is characterized by low absorption through the skin. Entering the bloodstream in a small amount, Generic Aldara Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g is rapidly excreted mainly through the kidneys, and partially through the gastrointestinal tract. The main substance does not have a peak concentration in the blood (no significant amount was detected during the studies). If you are interested in the price of this drug, but have some questions, please contact our specialists from the online service to clarify the necessary information.

Indications and contraindications:

The Need to buy Generic Aldara Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g may arise when you need to treat:

  • External genital warts that affect the perianal area and the area of skin around the external genitals.
  • Basiloma / actinic (precancerous) keratosis with a normally functioning immune system.

According to recent studies, the effectiveness of Generic Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g cream in the case of non-surgical treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma has become apparent. In addition, the attending physician, based on the characteristics of the symptoms in a particular clinical case, may prescribe Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g to combat:

  • Non-genital viral warts.
  • Molluscum contagiosum.
  • Keloid scars.
  • Metastases of melanoma.
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
  • Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia.
  • Paget’s disease.

You cannot use Aldara Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g in the case of:

  • Insufficient age for therapy-less than 18 years.
  • Hypersensitivity to the main substance or additional components.
  • Breast feeding.

During pregnancy, Aldara 5% 0.25 g cream should be used only after the ratio of risk and benefit indicators.

Possible side effects:

As with all drugs, the price for using Aldara  5% 0.25 g cream may be expressed in the form of some undesirable reactions. Usually patients have to deal with:

  • Itching, local pain.
  • Infections.
  • Erythema.
  • Erosion.
  • Peeling, puffiness.
  • Headache.
  • Paresthesia.
  • Migraine.
  • Nausea.
  • Myalgia.
  • Fever.
  • Flu symptoms.

The cream is immediately washed off using water and soap to cope with local skin reactions. You may re-use Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g only after complete relief of side symptoms.

Methods of application and dosage:

Generic Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g is applied just before bedtime, then washed off in the morning. Before use, cut off the corner of the sachet, squeeze out a small part of the cream on your finger, then lubricate the affected area. This is followed by thorough hand washing.

If you want to achieve the necessary therapeutic effect, it is important to ensure a minimum of 8-hour action of the drug on the skin, i.e. it cannot be washed off with anything during the specified period of time. After that, it is acceptable to treat the skin with a moisturizer to calm the local inflammatory reaction.

Application features:

Treatment with Aldara Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g involves applying it only to the affected area. Contact of the cream with the mucous membranes, including the eyes, is unacceptable. You should use Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g just before bedtime. It should be applied in strictly limited quantities, without increasing the dose, in order to avoid strong local reactions. You cannot reuse the contents of an opened package.

If you have to cope with genital warts under the foreskin in men, you should first carefully wash out the affected area. In case of early symptoms of phimosis, treatment should be stopped immediately.

Therapy with Aldara Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g may trigger the activation of the inflammatory process in the affected areas of the skin. Generic Aldara Imiquimod 5% 0.25 g is not prescribed if the affected area contains open ulcers or wounds. The described actions should be performed three times a week. The duration of treatment is determined individually by the attending physician.

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