IMIQUAD 12.5MG contain Imiquimod which belongs to a group of medicine called immune response modifiers. It is used to treat actinic keratosis on the face or scalp, superficial basal cell carcinoma in adults with a normal immune system, warts on or around the genitals or anus in people 12 years and older.
Actinic keratosis is a rough, scaly patch on the skin caused by years of sun exposure. Actinic keratoses usually affects older adults. Reducing sun exposure can help reduce risk. It most commonly found on your face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp or neck. Superficial basal cell carcinoma is a common slow-growing form of skin cancer with a very small likelihood of spread to other parts of the body. It usually occurs in middle-aged and elderly people, especially those who are fair-skinned and is caused by too much sun exposure.
IMIQUAD 12.5MG helps your body?s own immune system to produce natural substances which help fight your superficial basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis or the virus that caused your warts. It is not known if this medicine is safe and effective in children younger than 18 years of age for the treatment of actinic keratosis or superficial basal cell carcinoma. Children usually do not get actinic keratoses or superficial basal cell carcinoma. It is not known if this medicine is safe and effective in children younger than 12 years of age for the treatment of genital and perianal warts. This medicine only for use on the skin (topical).
Always use IMIQUAD 12.5MG exactly as your doctor has told you. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
USES OF IMIQUAD 12.5MG:
Actinic keratosis on the face or scalp
Superficial basal cell carcinoma
Warts on or around the genitals or anus
HOW IMIQUAD 12.5MG WORKS:
IMIQUAD 12.5MG works by helps your body?s own immune system to produce natural substances which help fight your superficial basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis or the virus that has caused your warts.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Always use IMIQUAD 12.5MG exactly as your doctor has told you. Check the label for directions before use. For external use only.
SIDE EFFECTS OF IMIQUAD 12.5MG
• Local skin reactions such as skin drainage (weeping), severe swelling near the vagina (this may lead to pain or trouble passing urine or cause you not to be able to urinate)
• Flu-like symptoms such as tiredness, fever, nausea, muscle pain and chills
• Itching, burning, redness
• Flaking and scaling
• Scabbing and crusting
• Skin that becomes hard or thickened
• Sores, blisters, or ulcers
• Changes in skin color
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Cold water helps to bring the redness down. Apply aloe vera and cucumber to ease the redness.
Drink plenty of fluids and water. Avoid taking cold bath or showers.
Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS
IMIQUAD 12.5MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.
IMIQUAD 12.5MG should be used with caution in breast feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking.
Do not take IMIQUAD 12.5MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to imiquimod or any other ingredients in this medicine.
Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,
Problems with your immune system
Any other skin problems
Any other medical conditions
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, including prescription and non-prescription medicines and herbal supplements.
Drug : Imiquimod
Pharmacological Category : Skin and Mucous Membrane Agent, Topical Skin Product
Therapeutic Indication : Actinic keratosis, Superficial basal cell carcinoma, Warts on or around the genitals or anus
Dosage Forms : Cream
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT IMIQUAD 12.5MG:
Q: Is IMIQUAD 12.5MG a steroid?
A: No, it is a topical non-steroidal medication.
Q: Can IMIQUAD 12.5MG cause redness?
A: Yes, this medicine may cause redness in some individuals. Cold water helps to bring the redness down. Apply aloe vera and cucumber to ease the redness.
Q: Can I use IMIQUAD 12.5MG during Pregnancy?
A: It is not known if imiquimod can harm your unborn baby. IMIQUAD 12.5MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.