aldara

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IMIQUIMOD - TOPICAL

Common Brand Name(s): Aldara
Phonetic Pronunciation: (im-I-kwi-mod)
Information last revised November 2010

What does IMIQUIMOD TOPICAL look like?

Uses:

This medication is used to treat certain types of growths on the skin. These are precancerous growths (actinic keratoses), a certain type of skin cancer (superficial basal cell carcinoma), and warts on the outside of the genitals/anus. Treating these conditions can decrease complications from them. Imiquimod belongs to a group of drugs called immune response modifiers. It is believed to work by helping to activate your immune system to fight these abnormal skin growths. This product is not recommended for use on children under 12 years of age unless specifically directed by your doctor.
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