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Imiquimod

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Immune Modulator Aldara Adult, Children

Imiquimod - Dosage and How to Use

How should Imiquimod be used?

Imiquimod cream
  • Apply imiquimod cream before going to sleep.
  • Before applying the cream, wash your hands and the treatment area with mild soap and water and pat dry. Squeeze a small amount of cream onto your fingertips.
Imiquimod cream
  • Apply a thin layer of the cream to the treatment area and rub gently into the skin until the cream vanishes. Only use enough cream to cover the treatment area.
Imiquimod cream
  • After applying the cream, wash your hands with mild soap and water.
Imiquimod cream
  • Leave the cream on the affected area for 6 - 10 hours. Do not shower or bathe during this time.
Imiquimod cream
  • After 6 - 10 hours, wash the area where the cream was applied with mild soap and water.

After several applications according to the course of treatment prescribed by your doctor, the lesions will shrink or dry up upon healing.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss an application, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next application, skip the missed application and go back to your regular usage schedule.

What should I do if I overdose?

  • Updated on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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