Aldara is an immunomodulator designed for topical use.
Release form and composition
Make Aldar cream uniform white or light yellow color. 100 mg of cream contains the active ingredient - imichimod 5 mg.
Auxiliary components of the drug are: cetyl alcohol, isostearic acid, polysorbate 60, xanthan gum, purified water, benzyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, soft white paraffin, stearyl alcohol.
In single-use sachets of 250 mg.
Indications for use Aldara
According to the instructions, Aldara is indicated for the treatment of external genital warts in adult patients who are localized in the perianal region or on the external genitals.
According to the instructions, Aldara is contraindicated in the following cases:
- Hypersensitivity to imichymod or auxiliary components;
- Children's age up to 18 years (there is no information about the efficacy and safety of the drug);
In pregnancy, the use of Aldar is possible only if there are strict indications, when the likely benefit to the mother exceeds the possible danger to the unborn child.
If it is necessary to use Aldar during lactation, feeding is recommended to stop at the time of treatment.
Dosing and Administration Aldara
According to the instructions, Aldara is intended for external use. The cream is applied with a small layer on a thoroughly cleaned surface of the condyloma and gently rub it into the skin until completely absorbed. Apply the medicine only on the affected area, avoiding contact with the inner surface.
The frequency of application of the cream - no more than three times a week (for example, Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday). The drug is applied at bedtime, and left on the skin for about 6-10 hours. During this period, do not flush the drug. The bandage on the site of application of the cream is not applied. After 6-10 hours, the cream should be washed off with soap and water.
Therapy continues until the perianal or genital warts disappear, but does not last longer than 4 months.
Aldara cream is sold in disposable sachets containing the required amount for application to the affected areas of 20 cm².
It is not recommended to use Aldara more than once a day.
Side Effects of Aldar
The use of Aldar may cause the following side effects:
- Local reactions: pain and itching at the site of application of the drug, erythema, infection, erosion, swelling, peeling, dermatitis, erythematous rash, folliculitis, urticaria, eczema, scabbing, expression, induration, local hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation;
- Central and peripheral nervous systems: dizziness, headache, depression, insomnia, irritability, migraine, tinnitus, paresthesia;
- Respiratory system: rhinitis, pharyngitis;
- The digestive system: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pain in the anus, anorexia, rectal lesions;
- Musculoskeletal system: arthralgia, back pain;
- The reproductive system: bacterial and fungal infections, vaginitis, herpes simplex, pain in the penis or vagina, painful sexual intercourse, vulvitis, atrophic vaginitis;
- Hematopoietic system: leukopenia, decrease in hemoglobin, thrombocytopenia, absolute neutropenia;
- Others: myalgia, fever, fatigue, flu-like condition, lymphadenopathy, excessive sweating.
If local side effects appear, it is recommended to stop treatment for Aldar for a while and resume it after stopping the skin reaction.
Aldara cream should be applied only on the affected areas of the body. It is recommended to avoid getting the medication on mucous membranes and eyes. If the cream accidentally gets into your eyes, you should rinse them with water.
Do not reuse opened bag of cream.
Wash hands thoroughly before and after applying Aldar.
Men who have undergone circumcision, when using Aldara for the treatment of genital warts located under the foreskin, should wash the affected area every day, slightly pulling back the foreskin. If you find the first signs of phimosis, treatment should be discontinued.
If a local reaction to the drug causes discomfort in the patient, or an infectious process develops in the area of application of the cream, it is recommended to take a break in treatment for several days. With the development of infection should undergo appropriate treatment.
Aldara cream can cause recurrences of inflammatory processes in the skin.
It is not recommended to use Aldara in areas with unhealed wounds or open ulcers, as well as in the postoperative period until the skin is completely healed.
Some auxiliary components of the drug (cetyl alcohol, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, stearyl alcohol, methyl parahydroxybenzoate) can cause allergic reactions. When signs of hypersensitivity should stop treatment.
During treatment with the drug should not use an occlusive dressing.
With the use of Aldara in higher dosages, local side effects may increase.
During treatment with a cream, it is recommended to minimize the exposure of the sun to the affected areas, as there is a risk of sunburn.
Since the active ingredient Aldara does not have a direct cytotoxic and antiviral effect, after the end of treatment, new genital warts can occur.
Aldara cream is not recommended for the treatment of urethral, rectal, intravaginal and intraanal genital warts.
Before intercourse, wash the cream off the skin.
Structural analogues of Aldar are drugs Keravort, Imichimod, Imiquimod.
Terms and conditions of storage
Aldara from pharmacies released in the presence of a prescription. The drug is stored in a dark, out of reach of children, not longer than 2 years from the date of issue.