IMIQUAD 12.5MG contain Imiquimod which belongs to a group of medicine called immune response modifiers.
It is used to treat actinic keratosis on the face or scalp, superficial basal cell carcinoma in adults with a normal immune system, and warts on or around the genitals or anus in people 12 years and older.
Actinic keratosis is a rough, scaly patch on the skin caused by years of sun exposure. Actinic keratoses usually affects older adults.
Reducing sun exposure can help reduce risk. It most commonly found on your face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp or neck.
Superficial basal cell carcinoma 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.
IMIQUAD 12.5MG helps your body’s own immune system to produce natural substances which help fight your superficial basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis or the virus that caused your warts.
It is not known if this medicine is safe and effective in children younger than 18 years of age for the treatment of actinic keratosis or superficial basal cell carcinoma.
Children usually do not get actinic keratoses or superficial basal cell carcinoma.
It is not known if this medicine is safe and effective in children younger than 12 years of age for the treatment of genital and perianal warts. This medicine only for use on the skin (topical).
Always use IMIQUAD 12.5MG exactly as your doctor has told you. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
USES OF IMIQUAD 12.5MG:
Actinic keratosis on the face or scalp
Superficial basal cell carcinoma
Warts on or around the genitals or anus
HOW IMIQUAD 12.5MG WORKS:
IMIQUAD 12.5MG works by helps your body?s own immune system to produce natural substances which help fight your superficial basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis or the virus that has caused your warts.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Always use IMIQUAD 12.5MG exactly as your doctor has told you. Check the label for directions before use. For external use only.
SIDE EFFECTS OF IMIQUAD 12.5MG
Local skin reactions such as skin drainage (weeping), severe swelling near the vagina (this may lead to pain or trouble passing urine or cause you not to be able to urinate)
Flu-like symptoms such as tiredness, fever, nausea, muscle pain and chills
Itching, burning, redness
Flaking and scaling
Scabbing and crusting
Skin that becomes hard or thickened
Sores, blisters, or ulcers
Changes in skin color
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Cold water helps to bring the redness down. Apply aloe vera and cucumber to ease the redness.
Drink plenty of fluids and water. Avoid taking cold bath or showers.
Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, including prescription and non-prescription medicines and herbal supplements.
Drug : Imiquimod
Pharmacological Category : Skin and Mucous Membrane Agent, Topical Skin Product
Therapeutic Indication : Actinic keratosis, Superficial basal cell carcinoma, Warts on or around the genitals or anus
Dosage Forms : Cream
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT IMIQUAD 12.5MG:
Q: Is IMIQUAD 12.5MG a steroid?
A: No, it is a topical non-steroidal medication.
Q: Can IMIQUAD 12.5MG cause redness?
A: Yes, this medicine may cause redness in some individuals. Cold water helps to bring the redness down. Apply aloe vera and cucumber to ease the redness.
Q: Can I use IMIQUAD 12.5MG during Pregnancy?
A: It is not known if imiquimod can harm your unborn baby. IMIQUAD 12.5MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.
It works by triggering the immune system to fight against the virus responsible for these warts.
Imiquad Cream (0.25gm Each) is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application.
You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine.
This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it.
Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased.
If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know.
You can help this medication work better by keeping the affected areas clean, making sure they are dry, and washing your hands before and after treating the infection. click here : Imiquad Cream
Common side effects
Consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration.Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In case of accidental contact, wash your eyes with plenty of water and seek medical attention.
Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
You should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.
USES OF IMIQUAD CREAM
- Genital warts (Skin bumps on or around the genital or anal area)
- Actinic keratosis
- Basal cell cancer
BENEFITS OF IMIQUAD CREAM
In Genital warts (Skin bumps on or around the genital or anal area)
Imiquad Cream (0.25gm Each) is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of genital warts (Skin bumps on or around the genital or anal area).
It effectively removes the warts, promotes healing of injured skin and helps in formation of new healthy layers of skin.
In Actinic keratosis
Actinic keratosis is an abnormal rough and scaly growth of skin, due to long-term exposure to the sun. These lesions can lead to skin cancer and need medical attention.
Imiquad Cream (0.25gm Each) kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. This helps to prevent skin cancer and also improves the skin texture.
Use it as prescribed by the doctor and follow all the instructions carefully.
In Basal cell cancer
Imiquad Cream (0.25gm Each) stimulates the immune system to release a number of chemicals called cytokines, which are important in fighting viruses and destroying cancer cells.
When used to treat skin cancers and precancerous lesions it results in inflammation, which destroys the lesion.
You may have to use Imiquad Cream (0.25gm Each) for several weeks. Continue using this medicine as directed by the doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS OF IMIQUAD CREAM
Common side effects of Imiquad
- Dry skin
- Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
- Edema (swelling)
- Skin flakes
- Skin ulcer
- Induration (hardening of a normally soft tissue or organ)
HOW TO USE IMIQUAD CREAM
HOW IMIQUAD CREAM WORKS