Thursday, March 10, 2011

Imiquad Cream - Uses, Dosage and Side Effects

Imiquad Cream - Active Ingredient And Chemical structure

The active ingredient contained in Imiquad Cream is Imiquimod. The structure is shown below

Imiquimod structure

Generic Forms and Brand names of Imiquimod Cream

Imiquimod Cream is available as Aldara, which is the branded version. The generic version is available as Imiquad Cream which is manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Gracewell) India.

Imiquad Cream Preparations

Imiquad Cream is packaged in single-use packets, with usually 12 or 24 packets supplied per box.

Imiquad Cream - Storage Requirements

Imiquad Cream is to be stored at room temperature (15°C to 30°C) away from moisture and sunlight.

Imiquad Cream - Uses

Imiquad Cream is used to treat certain diseases of the skin, including skin cancers as well as External genital and perianal warts/condyloma acuminata in patients 12 years old or older.

Imiquad Cream - Dosage

The recommended dosage for Adults (12 years and over): Imiquimod Cream (Aldara or Imiquad Cream) should be applied 2 times per week for a full 16 weeks to a defined treatment area on the face or scalp.
For a typical treatment Imiquad Cream should be applied 2 times per week for a full 16 weeks to a defined treatment area. The treatment area is defined as one contiguous area of approximately 25 cm2 (e.g., 5 cm x 5 cm)

Side Effects Of Imiquad Cream

Common side effects of Imiquad Cream include back pain, diarrhea, headache, mild pain, burning, itching, redness, flaking, swelling, tenderness at the application site, scabbing, thick or hardened skin at the application site. Serious but rare side effects that require emergency medical attention include hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Further Information

Patient Information About Imiquimod