Imiquimod cream side effects

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Avatar m tn Hi guys, I wanted to check and see what kind of side effects some people here have experienced from imiquimod (hopefully I'm not the only one here who has used imiquimod cream for GW). The reason I ask is because I've gotten a pretty nasty lesion right under the head of my penis (in an area that I really wasn't even directly applying the cream) and have seen some blood in my semen since I've began using this stuff. Has anyone gotten anything like these? Thank you.
Avatar m tn Still not sure if this is due to the medication. Other than that I haven't noticed any effects or any type of side effects. Everything I read online says the areas should be very red/inflamed. Has anyone had a positive experience with Imiquimod without showing many effects? Should I just give it some more time or is it apparent that Imiquimod isn't going to work for me? Wondering if Podofilox or the stronger 5% Aldara cream would have been a better choice.
Avatar f tn Why wouldnt his doctor pick a more conservative commonly used method over a medication with lots of adverse side effects? Perhaps my ex is lying to me/maybe his derm isnt being honest with him. There are a lot of possibilities here and I simply would like an opinion so I know whether or not I have possibly been exposed to genital warts.
Avatar f tn I was recently diagnosed with gw and have been using imiquimod cream for exactly one month. I have a few questions so if you have been through this experience please help! 1. Is it normal for warts to spread when you begin treatment? Mine haven't spread drastically but it definitely seems that it is getting worse instead of better 2. How long does it take before you start seeing results? 3. How effective has this treatment been for you guys? Were there any bad side effects?
Avatar f tn I was concerned I contracted genital herpes about a year ago. I developed one pimple like sore that I picked at until it became an open ulcer, but it went away. I also had red itchy swollen labia, an initial vaginal discharge, anal itching, occaisonal stabbing pain in the back of my legs. My Gyno first said I had dermatitis. However, I had been using DMSO cream which significantly reduced the symptoms by the time I saw her.
Avatar m tn Other than that I haven't noticed any effects or any type of side effects. Everything I read online says the areas should be very red/inflamed. Has anyone had a positive experience with Imiquimod without showing many effects? Should I just give it some more time or is it apparent that Imiquimod isn't going to work for me? Wondering if Podofilox or the stronger 5% Aldara cream would have been a better choice.
Avatar n tn Imiquimod cream 5 was prescribed for a pre cancerous skin lesion on my face. So far, only one trearment. Hope it works well without much side effect. Just wondering if I it is helpful in removing moles. There is so much cream left in the packet, so I thought I might use to remove some annoying moles. In past, would just have moles zapped off, but wondered if this topical cream would work.
Avatar m tn I read a lot here about different after effects after using imminoquid. But, i never experienced any. It feels as if I applied cold cream. Is that normal? Also, after freezing, the wart goes away/fell off in few days. Do I need to continually apply the cream in the area for 16 weeks as prescribed or can i stop it in that area?
Avatar f tn Hi, Aldara cream contains the active ingredient imiquimod. Imiquimod is an immune response modifier. It causes your body to produce more interferon. Interferon is a substance which your body produces naturally to help fight viruses and some skin diseases. Although the exact way that Aldara works is unknown, it is believed to be due to its effects on the immune system.
Avatar n tn After only about 2 weeks of usage almost all symptoms of the warts were gone however I now have perianal psoriasis in its place. That is one of the side-effects of imiquimod and it mainly strikes people whom are genetically prone to having psoriasis. It is known that an overactive immune system can trigger a site of psoriasis, and imiquimod invokes an immune response to have cytotoxins destroy skin cells. So now....
Avatar n tn I am pretty sure I have not acquired something new so I am really hoping these are just side effects of the cream. Here is a link to the post I made before seeing this one. http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn More tired then normal past two days. Are there side effects with Imiquimod cream? what other things have similar symtoms to HSV?
Avatar m tn 2 Therapy with cytokines is, however, parenteral and is associated with unwanted side-effects. Imiquimod (Aldara, R-837, S-26308) and resiquimod (R-848, S-28463) are members of a new group of low molecular weight compounds, the imidazoquinolinamines3 (Figure). These have been shown to have properties as immune response modifiers in vitro and in vivo, and demonstrate antiviral and anti-tumour activity via endogenous cytokine production.
Avatar n tn Is it a risky treatment and should I expect any side effects from the cream? And secondly, if it is HPV, I've read conflicting things on it clearing up. Is it true that it will clear up over time? Or should I expect (if it is HPV) that I will have to deal with another wart in the future?
Avatar f tn However don't ignore and still see your doctor to make sure, they should be able to do a swab and or blood testfor HSV What are the possible side effects of imiquimod topical (Aldara)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Avatar n tn Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin
1306047 tn?1333247191 I remember you from the past on this forum. Aldara can have side effects that you mention and was never something I was going to use. I agree with freezing or burning them off. The sooner they are gone, the better.
Avatar n tn My main questions for you are about Aldara. I've read that some of the side effects can be quite bad, causing serious irritation to the point of ulceration in some cases. What should I expect? Also, the biopsy of one of the lesions was only taken less than a week ago and I'm still healing--the stitch has not even fallen away. So do you think I should wait until the biopsied area has fully healed? Finally, thanks for your advice on this (now dating back several weeks).
Avatar f tn He complains of various side effects as a result of taking the capsules and there hasn't been any improvement in the appearance of his scars. What do you suggest?? 3)Acne. It's the worst thing to happen to anyone. Both my brother and I suffer from it and we've been prescribed very many ointments and tablets. I am 23 and my brother is 18. I've been given Minolox (which I found pretty effective), but the minute I discontinue it's use, the acne flares up.
Avatar f tn Why wouldnt his doctor pick a more conservative commonly used method over a medication with lots of adverse side effects? Perhaps my boyfriend lying to me/maybe his derm isnt being honest with him. There are a lot of possibilities here and I simply would like your expert opinion so I know whether or not I have possibly been exposed to genital warts.
Avatar f tn hi I am on the TMC 435 study and will have the 18th shot next Tuesday. I will also finish the 24th wk. Last time I did treatment, I had a basil cell on my chin, treated, and did not have anymore. The docs also thought I had cerival cancer because of abnormal bleeding, turns out-- I did not and do not have it. My hep specialist explains all my "wierd" side effects on the drugs. Side effects that I have never had before and when I am off the drugs shouldn't have.
Avatar m tn Certainly the motive of FDA and govt are to fetch money by treating and no cure, peg is a noble example being expensive having big side effects low response rate yet approved. Replicor cud try getting approval from other countries apart from us. Anyways don't know much of these policies. Feeling helpless. Thanks for the infos Steff and Stephens.
Avatar m tn The problem of delivery into the hepatocytes and possible side effects are likely to delay or kill this interesting effort to combat Hepatitis B.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with genital warts in May 2007. My dermatologist administered acid treatment and prescribed Aldara cream. Treatment took a long time, but the Aldara seemed to do the trick and the last wart I remember was around Sept 2008. I have been dating my current girlfriend since September 2009.
Avatar n tn I have been using Aldara (Imiquimod 5%) cream to treat genital warts for 10 weeks and I still have warts. How long does it usually take to treat warts and what should I notice if I am getting better? I am suppose to be finished the treatment in 2 weeks. Should all the warts be gone by the time I finish treatment?
Avatar f tn Immune inhalers such as Zadaxin But Myrcludex is a sort of same half fix solution as 9620 (Imiquimod) it will for sure will get once chances better to clear HBV.. but the question remains still - how long will one have to take it so liver cells regenerate completely? Will this take 1 year or more?
Avatar f tn Thyme essential oil is one of the most powerful antibiotics out there, with no ill side effects to boot! How great is that? The steam will bring it into the nessecary cavities. Breath this in at least 10 times, and try for 3 times a day, but if you can only do 2 it's still okay, results are immediate. Cinnamon is also an analgesic, antibacterial, anticlotting, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
Avatar m tn These injections are available with doses of 135 and 180 mcg.. I cud get only 135mcg.. Is it ok. Seems that I dont have any side effects also.. I'm also having simvastatin 20mg at night and Nizonide 500mg in the morning.. One more doubt, I heard that this HbsAg reduces vitD in the body.. Hope that VitD is the main vitamin sources for better immune system. If Yes then shall I start VitD supplements long with this or shall I wait for some time, Please suggest me bro..