Imiquimod
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Imiquimod?

(i mi KWI mod)

• This medicine is used to treat common warts.

• This medicine is used to treat genital warts.

• This medicine is used to treat sun damaged skin and some skin cancers.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Do not have sexual contact when this medicine is on your genital or anal skin.

• For genital warts only: Condoms or diaphragms may not work to prevent pregnancy. Use another form of birth control while taking this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Skin irritation.

• Change in skin to hard and thickened.

• Change in color of skin. This may...

 
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