What is Aldara Cream (imiquimod)?
Aldara Cream 5% (imiquimod iMIkwimod) is a new, unique and
patient applied alternative genital warts
treatment, perianal warts or venereal warts caused by human papilloma virus with 50%
Aldara is a white cream contained in a sachet of 250 mg. Imiquimod is
the active ingredient in
the cream. It (Imiquimod) is a chemical compound in aldera cream that works with the body to bring relief from genital warts.
Aldara cream is a new type of treatment in the category of medicines
known as immune response modifier (IRM).
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Genital warts cream aldara's is the only patient applied prescription based cream that has been approved by the FDA for the
treatment of external genital warts and perianal warts caused by hpv infection.
Aldara cream is a topical vanishing cream used in the treatment of two
types of disease conditions:
- Genital warts or perianal warts caused by hpv infection.
- Adults having actinic keratosis.
Infection with human papilloma virus (hpv) causes external genital warts
perianal warts (warts around
the anus) which are technically referred to as condyloma
The cream (aldara imiquimod) is not antiviral in itself and therefore does
not fight the virus that causes these warts directly.
Genital warts around the vagina of a human papilloma virus infected female
The way aldara cream acts is by aiding the immune system of the body to fight
against the hpv virus that causes these warts, instead of just clearing
the warts from the skin itself. Aldara application induces the
immune system of the body to produce alpha interferon locally. Alpha interferon is
a substance produced by the body known to have antivirus
action. Which acts against the genital warts causing hpv in the body at
the application site.
So genital warts cream aldara may be considered as a motivator to the
immune system of the body. The actual battle is between the hpv and the
immune system not aldera cream. Thereby controlling and relieving any
further genital warts or perianal warts eruptions.
Aldara cream is different from other genital warts treatment options in
the way that it works, an immune response modifier that does not damages any
healthy skin like other over the counter treatments. However aldara cream does cause
symptoms such as redness at the application site in a good number of
cases, temporarily. Which is said to be because of immune system response to the
Genital warts cream aldara is to be applied by the patient directly on the
genital warts and perianal warts but not on warts inside the vagina, or inside the anus (rectum). Warts inside the vagina
are called vaginal warts and require treatment with other medicines.
Aldara cream is safe, effective, easy to use, leaves not scars and offers an alternative
to treatments that destroy healthy skin around the wart. And the ability to apply
the cream in private relieves the patient from any embarrassments.
After 4 weeks of application
50 percent of the patients see reduction in
genital warts. Though as the treatment is prescribed for 16 weeks, complete
removal of genital warts may take up to that much time or less. The results are
different on each individual. Clinical trials have shown that as much as half of
patients using aldara got their genital warts removed partially or fully.
Results from a recent survey among genital warts and perianal warts patients
and physicians prescribing aldera cream showed high overall satisfaction, ease of
treatment and less related pain. Treatment of genital warts with aldara has also been voted as a best
option by many physicians.
Male penis with small genital warts eruptions
Ingredients of each 250 mg Aldara cream 5%:
• Benzyl• Glycerin• Alcohol
• Cetyl alcohol• Xanthan gum• Purified water
• Methylparaben• Propylparaben• Isostearic acid
• Stearyl alcohol• Polysorbate 60• White petroleum
• Sorbitan monostearate
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In short, treating genital warts with aldara 5% has shown short course
therapy having simplicity of use, treats warts from the inside out,
applied in privacy, and a
non to lesser occurrences of associated adverse
effects as with genital
warts treatments. Despite all these benefits aldara cream gets a set back
because it only relieves symptoms in only about 50% or less cases, is
prescription based and is costly.