Imiquad

Imiquad

imiquimod

Manufacturer:

Glenmark Pharma

Distributor:

Uni Drug House
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Imiquimod
Indications/Uses
External genital & perianal warts/condyloma acuminata in adults. Clinically typical, nonhyperkeratotic, nonhypertrophic actinic keratoses on face or scalp in immunocompetent adults. Biopsy-confirmed, primary superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) in immunocompetent adults.
Dosage/Direction for Use
External genital/perianal warts Apply 3 times wkly & leave for 6-10 hr, continue until total clearance of genital/perianal warts or for max: 16 wk. Actinic keratosis Apply 2 times wkly & leave for 8 hr, for full 16 wk. sBCC Apply 5 times wkly & leave for 8 hr, for full 6 wk.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Local inflammatory reactions. Not to be initiated in tissues where open sores or wounds exist until after healing. Not recommended for actinic keratosis lesions w/ marked hyperkeratosis or hypertrophy. Not recommended to be applied on broken skin; for urethral, intravag, cervical, rectal or intra-anal warts. Other types of basal cell carcinomas including nodular & morpheaform (fibrosing or sclerosing) types. Autoimmune conditions; organ transplant patients; reduced haematologic reserve. May exacerbate inflammatory skin conditions. Avoid contact w/ eyes, lips & nostrils. Protect treated area from solar exposure. May cause allergic reactions due to cetyl & stearyl alcohol, methyl- & propyl parahydroxybenzoate; local irritation due to benzyl alcohol. Not recommended to use w/ occlusive dressing. Pregnancy & lactation. Avoid use in childn <2 yr. Not to be used in neonates.
Adverse Reactions
Application site reactions. External genital warts & sBCC: Flu-like symptoms; infection. External genital warts & actinic keratosis: Headache; myalgia; nausea; fatigue. sBCC: Back pain; pustules; lymphadenopathy. Actinic keratosis: Anorexia; arthralgia; alopecia.
Drug Interactions
ATC Classification
D06BB10 - imiquimod ; Belongs to the class of topical antivirals used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Imiquad topical cream 5% w/w
Packing/Price
3 × 1's
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