What is Imiquimod topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Aldara Zyclara cream

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Topical skin product used in treatment of external genital and perianal warts; superficial basal cell carcinoma with a maximum tumor diameter of 2 cm located on the trunk, neck, or extremities. It may also be used for treatment of common warts.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Squamous cell skin cancer 5 6
Basal cell skin cancer 4 3
Human papillomavirus infection 4 0
Actinic keratosis 2 1
Melanoma 2 0
Actinic keratosis 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 2
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Imiquimod topical

Side effect Patients
Redness 2
Achiness 1
Blood in stool 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Imiquimod topical

Dosage Patients
5 g three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Imiquimod topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 12
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
Expense 1
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Imiquimod topical

Duration

Currently taking Imiquimod topical

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Imiquimod topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Imiquimod topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
Fluorouracil 1
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Imiquimod topical.