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What is Generic for Imiquimod used for?

Imiquimod is a topical cream used to treat genital warts, minor form of superficial skin cancers (superficial basal cell carcinoma), and actinic keratoses. It is an immune response modifier that works by stimulating the body's own defence mechanisms to fight the virus. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Imiquimod?

The dosage of Imiquimod prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Wash your hands before using Imiquimod. Apply a thin layer of cream onto the affected area.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Imiquimod?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Imiquimod medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Imiquimod?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Imiquimod, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Imiquimod?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Imiquimod, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Imiquimod?

Like other medicines, Imiquimod can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Imiquimod are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Imiquimod cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Imiquimod develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Imiquimod can cause side effects such as skin peeling, redness, flaking, swelling, itching, burning, and hardening of the skin. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Imiquimod.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Imiquimod?

Is it possible for me to apply Imiquimod with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Imiquimod?
What are the possible drug interactions of Imiquimod?
How will Imiquimod work in my body?
How should Imiquimod be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Imiquimod drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Imiquimod is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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