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What You Need to Know About Imiquimod Treatment

General Information on Using Imiquimod

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with imiquimod include the following:
 
  • If you have to stop using imiquimod because of severe skin side effects, your treatment length should not be extended to make up for missed days. For instance, if you skip a week in the middle of a 16-week treatment, do not add a week at the end.
 
  • Wash your hands before and after applying a dose of imiquimod.
 
  • You might have to temporarily stop using the cream if severe skin reactions occur.
 
  • Stay out of the sun, or wear protective clothing and sunscreen, during treatment and until any skin side effects have cleared up.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of imiquimod, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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