Generic: imiquimod topical
A topical anti-infective - It cream is used to treat external genital or anal warts
What is this medicine?IMIQUIMOD (i mi KWI mod) cream is used to treat external genital or anal warts. It is also used to treat other skin conditions such as actinic keratosis and certain types of skin cancer.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Apply just before bedtime. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply a thin layer of cream and massage gently into the affected areas until no longer visible. Do not use in the mouth, eyes or the vagina. Use this medicine only on the affected area as directed by your health care provider. Do not use for longer than prescribed. It is important not to use more medicine than prescribed. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.
A patient information sheet for the product will be given with each prescription and refill. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.