Imiqimod is no more effective than any other wart treatment, either in terms of speed of response, completeness of response, or recurrence rate. Podophyllin, podofilox (Condylox
), tri- or
bichloroacetic acid, freezing, or
laser cautery all work about equally (about 70% of the time) in the long run none is better than the others. If anything, imiquimod is less good than most (certainly less good than freezing or cautery) because it takes a lot longer and is expensive.