Generic Aldara (Imiquimod)
Generic Aldara (Imiquimod) topical is used in treating Condyloma acuminatum, a condition characterized by the appearance of warts around the genitals and rectum. It is only suitable for external use, not for eliminating warts on the internal areas of vagina, penis, or rectum.
Imiquimod is also effective for treating actinic keratosis (AK), provoked by excessive exposure to the sun.
The list of diseases treated with Imiquimod also includes certain types of skin cancer known under the name of superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC). Imiquimod enhances the body’s immune reactions, therefore, taking part in affecting viruses being reasons for warts appearing. Its action doesn’t kill these viruses, but it helps the body’s own immune response to manage the problem. The medication’s effects on actinic keratosis or skin cancer have not been studied yet.