Generic Name : Imiquimod
Pronunciation : im-I-kwi-mod
Latest prescription information about Imiquimod. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.9
Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals
This medication is an immune response modifier, prescribed for certain types of skin growths (actinic keratoses) or skin cancer (superficial basal cell carcinoma).
Topical: Apply a thin layer of this cream 2 times per week for 16 weeks.
It comes as a cream to apply topically over the affected area as directed by your physician.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of poor immune system, autoimmune disorder, human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, other types of skin cancer, broken, damaged or inflamed skin, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• For external use only; avoid contact with vagina, eyes, nose, mouth, lips.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Application site reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, headache, skin cancer, diarrhea, eczema, back pain, fatigue, abnormal heart rhythm, viral infection, dizziness, vomiting, urinary tract infection, fever, rigors and hair loss.