Other name: Aldara 5% cream
Aldara is a cream that works by improving the immune reaction of the body against genital warts. A box usually contains 12 individual treatment
When you start to apply the cream it will usually take two weeks before you see any
improvement. It may take up to 8 weeks before the warts begin to clear. The maximum
duration of treatment is 8 weeks and it is not useful to continue treatment after this
Repeating the treatment with the cream is not recommended even if it worked well the
How to use Aldara
|the cream should be applied no more than three
times per week until the warts clear or for a maximum of 8 weeks.
|apply the cream on alternate nights i.e. Monday,
|wash your hands before applying Aldara cream.
|put a little of the cream onto your fingertip and
rub it into the wart/s.
|throw away any remaining cream in the open sachet.
|wash your hands thoroughly after use, paying
particular attention to your fingertips, although Aldara does not harm the fingers.
|you MUST wash off the cream in 6 10 hours.
|If, in men, the warts are under the foreskin, it
should be pulled back and the area washed thoroughly.
Do not use the cream if
|you are or think you may be pregnant.
|you are breastfeeding
|there are open wounds near the warts being
|the warts are inside the vagina, urethra (urinary
passage) or anus (back passage).
|there is excessive pain or swelling around the
warts. However, it is quite normal to experience some soreness and redness where the cream
is applied, and this is a sign that the cream is working.
|you know that you are allergic to Imiquimod
(Aldara) or any of its ingredients.
|You intend to have sex within the next 10 hours.
|Aldara should not be used if you are going to have
sexual intercourse. The cream must be washed off beforehand.
|Aldara may weaken condoms and diaphgrams therefore
they should never be used together.
|Keep Aldara out of the reach of children.
|Do not share the cream with anyone else as this
cream is not suitable for everyone.