5% Aldara cream on the clinical and pharmacological group refers to the topical immunomodulators.
Aldara: general information
The active substance of Aldara - Imiquimod - is a factor in the immune response, synthesis of endogenous interferon inductor. Thus, the direct antiviral activity of the substance is not, as is its modifier, i.e. it induces the production of cytokines, particularly interferon-alpha and other tumor necrosis factor.
Aldara Cream - User
According to the instructions of Aldara cream is used in the treatment of patients with papillomas (papillomovirusnoy infection), genital warts (genital or genital warts), molluscum contagiosum, and basal cell carcinoma (basal cell carcinoma). In addition, it is effective for skin regeneration in patients with actinic (senile) keratosis.
Each package consists of 12 Aldar sachet 250 mg; Each sachet contains 12 mg of imiquimod 5.
Aldara is used externally. It is applied on clean skin surface and rubbed neat until completely absorbed. Since the drug has low absorbability through the skin, it is not marked overdose. At the same time the use of Aldara into strictly prohibited.
Aldara should be applied in a thin layer once a day, three times a week - every other day, preferably overnight. Imposition of cream under the bandage is not recommended.
Those 8-10 hours that the drug be put on the affected area should not take a shower or bath. After this time, Aldar should rinse with warm water and soap.
Aldara is applied to the disappearance of the visible symptoms of the disease, and the treatment should not exceed four months.
Aldara Cream: reviews and features application
According to numerous reviews, Aldara Cream is effective in more than 90 percent of the cases, or contributing to a full recovery, or significantly improving the health of patients.
Despite the fact that the interaction Aldara with other drugs have not been studied, imiquimod low absorbability through the skin allows to combine it with other systemic drugs.
In the appointment of Aldara pregnant women need to weigh the potential harms and benefits of the drug. If necessary, treatment cream for women during lactation, breast-feeding is required to stop.
When using Aldara may cause a variety of adverse reactions - of local inflammatory processes in the field of application of the cream, as well as some systemic manifestations of the nervous, digestive and other systems. In the presence of skin reactions cream must be washed and resume treatment after knocking jet displays. In the presence of systemic reactions to Aldar need to discuss the situation with your doctor.
In the absence of data on the use of Aldara in children under eighteen years of age, children's age is a contraindication for the use of the drug. Nor should it be used in the treatment of patients with individual intolerance to the main and auxiliary components, or in violation of the integrity of the skin in the treatment area.
When applying Aldara should avoid contact with the drug on healthy skin and mucous membranes; in the case of the cream should contact wash with soap and water. Autopsy sachet is designed for one-time use and can not be stored. After applying Aldara should be washed thoroughly with soap and water hand.
In the treatment of Aldar need to minimize the risk exposure to the sun due to an increased risk of sunburn.