Aldara 5% cream is widely used to treat genital warts. The active ingredient is called imiquimod. Aldara alters the immune response and is used in the treatment of actinic keratosis of the face and scalp and also for genital warts.
It is made by Meda and comes in a box of 12 sachets each containing 250mg of cream.
At Relimeds we supply the generic version, Imiquod manufactured by Glenmark. Imiquod comes in boxes of 3 sachets each containing 250mg of cream.
Possible Side Effects
Increased risk of infection
May damage latex condoms and diaphragms. Avoid in:
Internal genital warts
Uncircumcised males (risk of stricture of the foreskin)
How to Use?
Actinic keratosis – Apply once a day at bedtime to lesions for 2 weeks. Repeat after an interval of a 2-week treatment free period
Genital warts – Apply thinly three times a week at night