What is it and how is it used?
Aldara cream may be used for three different conditions. Your doctor may prescribe Aldara cream for the treatment of:
Warts condylomata acuminata on the surface of the genitals sexual organs and around the anus back passage
Superficial basal cell carcinoma. generic aldara cream over the counter This is a common slow-growing form of skin cancer with a very small likelihood of spread to other parts of the body. It usually occurs in middle-aged and elderly people, especially those who are fair-skinned and is caused by too much sun exposure. If left untreated, basal cell carcinoma can disfigure, especially on the face therefore early recognition and treatment are important.
Actinic keratosis Actinic keratoses are rough areas of skin found in people who have been exposed to a lot of sunshine over the course of their lifetime. Some are skin coloured, others are greyish, pink, red or brown. They can be flat and scaly, or raised, rough, hard and warty. Aldara should only be used for flat actinic keratoses on the face and scalp in patients with a healthy immune system where your doctor has decided that Aldara is the most appropriate treatment for you.
Aldara cream helps your body´s own immune system to producenatural substances which help fight your basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis or the virus that has caused your warts.
We haven't listed all the side effects. It's very unlikely that you will have all of these side effects, but you might have some of them at the same time.
How often and how severe the side effects are can vary from person to person. They also depend on what other treatments you're having. For example, your side effects could be worse if you're also having other drugs or radiotherapy.
- 1 Universal Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.
- 2 Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Department of Gynaecology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
- 3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
- 4 Meander Medical Center Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 15 to 25 percent solution of podophyllin resin has been the standard treatment for genital warts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSOjzyIlzwM No more than 0.5 mL should be used, and the solution should not be applied to the cervix, vagina, or anal canal where the squamocolumnar junction is prone to dysplastic changes. Podophyllin is inexpensive but may require frequent office visits, which increase the overall cost of treatment. The solution should be allowed to dry completely after application to prevent irritation. Some specialists recommend that the area of application be washed thoroughly one to four hours after application to reduce local irritation, although there is no evidence that doing so improves patient outcomes.1