Imiquimod is an immune response modifier. It causes your body to produce more interferon which helps to fight viruses, and therefore, it can be used to treat warts. The exact way how Imiquimod works to get rid of warts remains unknown. It is believed to be due to its effects on the immune system.
Imiquimod cream causes mild to moderate skin reactions. These reactions may show that the medicine is working.
Such side effects may include:
However, if your skin reacts badly or the skin reaction becomes too uncomfortable when using Imiquimod cream, wash the cream off with mild soap and water. Consult your doctor as soon as possible.
When to use Imiquimod cream?
If you forget a dose, apply the missed dose of cream as soon as you remember and then continue on the regular schedule. Do not double the dose at any time to make up the missed dose.
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