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Brand name: Aldara TM

Active ingredients: imiquimod

What it is used for

Aldara 5% cream is indicated for treatment of solar (actinic) keratosis on the face and the scalp (see Precautions), and primary treatment of confirmed superficial basal cell carcinoma where surgery is considered inappropriate, and the treatment of external genital and peri-anal warts (Condyloma acuminata) in adults (see Precautions).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Topical
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to faintly yellow cream with a uniform appearance.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient imiquimod

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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