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Imiquimid

Were you looking for information about Imiquimod? Imiquimid is a common misspelling of imiquimod.
 
Available by prescription only, imiquimod (Aldara®, Zyclara®) is a medicine approved to treat certain skin conditions. Depending on the particular product used, this medication can help treat conditions like actinic keratosis (a type of precancerous skin lesion), basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer), and genital or perianal warts.
 
Imiquimod comes as a skin cream that is usually applied before bedtime, left on for about eight hours, and then washed off. Potential side effects include scabbing, redness, and dryness of the skin.
 
(Click Imiquimod for more details on what this medicated skin cream is used for, how it works, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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