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Dosing Information for Imiquimod

The dosage of imiquimod your healthcare provider recommends will depend mostly on a few different factors, such as:
  • Which product is used
  • The condition being treated
  • Whether you develop severe skin reactions to the medication.
(Click Imiquimod Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Imiquimod appears to be unlikely to react with other medications (see Drug Interactions With Imiquimod).

What If I Overdose on This Medicine?

Serious effects can occur if the medication is accidentally ingested by mouth, rather than applied to the skin. In addition, severe skin reactions may occur when too much of the product is applied to the skin.
(Click Aldara Overdose or Zyclara Overdose for more information.)

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Imiquimod?

If you forget to use imiquimod, apply it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. In this case, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose.
In general, if you miss doses of imiquimod because of severe skin reactions, you should not extend your treatment cycle. For instance, if you have to stop using the medication for four days in the middle of treatment, do not add four more days at the end.

Storage Information

Imiquimod should be stored at room temperature; make sure to avoid freezing it. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets. If you do not use all of the cream in one single-use packet, the rest should be discarded; do not save it for later.
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