Imiquad Cream Information
Imiquad Cream belongs to the ‘immune response modifiers’ class of drugs, which are used to treat basal cell carcinoma (a kind of skin cancer), actinic keratosis (precancerous growths), and warts on the foreskin of the penis in men and the vagina in women. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a kind of skin cancer that develops on the upper layer of skin as a little translucent lump. Actinic keratosis is a scaly, rough area of skin that develops over time as a result of prolonged exposure to the sun. A wart is a fleshy lump on the skin or mucous membrane that is tiny in size. Warts can spread from one section of the body to the next.
Imiquad Cream contains the active ingredient ‘Imiquimod,’ which stimulates the body’s immune system, causing it to release chemicals that fight viruses and destroy cancer cells. Imiquad Cream produces inflammation on the afflicted region of the skin, which kills the lesion when applied directly to precancerous lesions and skin malignancies. The severity of infection, on the other hand, differs from individual to person.
Imiquad Cream is a topical solution that may be applied to the skin (skin only). This drug should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. Imiquad Cream may produce irritation, redness, itching, and burning sensations at the application site, as well as wear away of the outer layers of the skin. These side effects are typically minor and only last a short time. If any of these adverse effects continue or worsen, contact your doctor right once.
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Imiquad Cream, do not use it. Imiquad Cream should not be used on damaged or bleeding skin or warts larger than 4 cm in diameter (approximately the size of postal stamp). Imiquad Cream should not be used by pregnant women, lactating moms, or children under the age of 12. Alcohol may not mix with Imiquad Cream. Imiquad Cream may not impair your driving skills.
Imiquad Cream’s Applications
Actinic keratosis, genital warts, and basal cell carcinoma
Imiquad Cream is used to treat abnormal skin growths such as precancerous growths, a specific form of skin cancer, and warts on the exterior of the anus or private regions of males and females (gentiles). Imiquad Cream is an immunotherapy that helps the body’s immune system battle various diseases.
Imiquad Cream is only available as a topical or external application in the form of a solution.
Solution: Before using Imiquad Cream, gently cleanse the afflicted area with saline or water. With a clean cotton towel, pat the skin and dry it. Imiquad Cream should be applied with an applicator to the afflicted region, and a new applicator should be used for each application. For small and separate warts, dip the loop of the applicator into the solution; for large warts (less than 4 cm in size) or a large number of little warts in the same location, use the spatula side of the applicator. Allow the solution to dry on the afflicted region. Before and after applying Imiquad Cream, wash your hands. After each usage, carefully close the container’s lid. Note: Do not cover the area where you have applied the Imiquad Cream with bandages; however, if you are using it on the genital area, you can cover the area with cotton underpants.
Store in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.
Imiquad Cream Side Effects
Peeling of the skin’s top layers
The skin becomes irritated and hardens.
The sensation of being on fire
Inflammation of the skin
Imiquimod should not be used on skin that is injured or bleeding, or on warts that are larger than 4 cm in diameter. Imiquimod should not be used on warts found inside the penis, vagina, or anus. Make sure no Imiquimod solution gets into your eyes or on your healthy skin. If the drug gets into your eyes, rinse them well with water and see a doctor. Do not cover the treated area with a bandage or plaster. Imiquimod is not suggested for pregnant women, so talk to your doctor about how to avoid getting pregnant while taking it. Because imiquimod is combustible, you should avoid smoking and staying away from open flames after using it. Because condoms or other forms of external contraception are ineffective at preventing pregnancy, hormone tablets lessen the risks of becoming pregnant when using Imiquimod. Use sunscreen, dress in layers, and avoid direct sunlight or sunlamps to prevent aggravating your medical condition.
Interactions Between Drugs
No drug-drug interactions were discovered.
Interactions between drugs and foods: None identified.
Imiquimod should not be given to those who have cervical, urethral, intra-vaginal, rectal, or intra-anal viral infections.
Alcohol may not interact with imiquimod. Alcohol, on the other hand, may impair your capacity to fight infections.
If the possible benefit outweighs the medication’s danger, your doctor may prescribe Imiquimod.
Imiquimod should not be used by nursing moms. However, your doctor may advise you to cease nursing while taking this prescription if clinically necessary.
Because imiquimod may not impair your ability to drive or operate machinery, you should refrain from doing so.
When used in people with liver illness, imiquimod is likely to be safe.
When administered in people with renal illness, imiquimod is likely to be safe.
No habit formation
Advice on Diet and Lifestyle
When taking a bath, use mild soap and opt for a warm bath. Use gentle products on your skin instead of harsh ones.
To avoid infecting the afflicted region, do not scratch or pick at it.
Manage your stress, eat well, drink enough of water, exercise regularly, and sleep well.
Saltwater baths (two handfuls of ordinary salt each bath, twice day) are preferable since they can assist to relax and heal the vaginal region while undergoing therapy.
Sexual contact should be avoided since it might cause skin friction and slow recovery.
When you have genital warts, your doctor may do tests to identify sexually transmitted infections (STDs).
Because warts are very infectious, avoid sexual contact until the treatment is finished.
Other details: This item is non-refundable.
Glossary of Diseases and Conditions
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a kind of skin cancer that develops when cells on the skin grow abnormally and uncontrollably. BCCs are caused by DNA damage in the skin as a result of excessive sun exposure.
Actinic keratosis is a kind of precancer that occurs when the skin is injured by excessive UV exposure or indoor tanning. Lips, ears, face, forearms, neck, and hands are the most common places to find it.
The human papillomavirus causes genital warts, which are a sexually transmitted infection (HPV). The virus attacks the vaginal area’s moist areas. Warts in the vaginal region look as tiny, flesh-colored swellings. Itching and bleeding during sexual activity are two more symptoms. Warts are most commonly found on the vulva, the vaginal wall, and the region between the vagina and the anus in women. Warts can be found on the tip of the penis, the scrotum, and the anus in males. Multiple sexual partners, unprotected intercourse with a partner whose sexual history is unknown, and a weak immune system are all risk factors for warts. Warts can be prevented through vaccination against the HPV virus.
If Imiquimod is helping to improve your medical condition, your skin will become red and irritated at first before becoming better. Even after finishing the therapy, the discomfort and redness may linger for two weeks. However, if used to treat UV damage, the skin will get smoother over time.
It normally takes 8-10 weeks for imiquimod to start working. If your warts resurface on your skin, contact your doctor.
If you’re using Imiquimod on your genital area, you can cover it with cotton underwear.
Imiquimod is made up of a substance called ‘Imiquimod,’ which stimulates the body’s immune system, causing it to produce chemicals that fight viruses and destroy cancer cells. Imiquimod induces inflammation on the afflicted region of the skin, which kills the lesion when administered directly on precancerous lesions and skin malignancies. The severity of infection, on the other hand, differs from individual to person.
Imiquimod should not be used on normal skin or in the eyes. In the treated region, do not use a bandage or plaster. Imiquimod is not safe to use in pregnant women, so talk to your doctor about how to avoid getting pregnant while taking this medication. Because this drug is very flammable, keep it away from open flames and avoid smoking while using it.
Diabetes patients have a weakened immune system and wound healing takes longer. As a result, using Imiquimod may cause an artificial wound in the treated region, making healing more difficult. As a result, unless your doctor prescribes it, Imiquimod should not be used in diabetic people.
Because condoms or other forms of external contraception are ineffective at preventing pregnancy, hormone tablets lessen the risks of becoming pregnant when using Imiquimod.