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What is Aldara?

Aldara is a topical cream containing the active ingredient imiquimod and can be medically referred to as an immune response modifier. This medication may be used for three different conditions including the sexually transmitted infection (STI) genital warts, and although warts are incurable, you can use this topical cream to manage them effectively. Aldara has been clinically proven to be an effective external treatment for the STI, not only curing the warts completely in a swift fashion, but to alleviate any discomfort they are causing.

It's convenient to use, and only requires treatment periodically, three times a week. If this medication is used correctly, it can make any external genital warts symptoms disappear within 16 weeks.

Your doctor may also prescribe Aldara cream for the treatment of:

  • Superficial basal cell carcinoma: this is a common slow-growing form of skin cancer. There is a small likelihood of it spreading 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. If left untreated, basal cell carcinoma can disfigure – therefore early recognition and treatment are important.
  • Actinic keratosis: this condition appeals as rough areas of skin found in people who have been exposed to a lot of sunshine over the course of their lifetime. Some are skin coloured, others are greyish, pink, red or brown. They can be flat and scaly, or raised, rough, hard and warty. Aldara should only be used for flat actinic keratoses on the face and scalp in patients with a healthy immune system.

How does Aldara work?

Although the human papilloma virus (HPV) responsible for genital warts can't be cured, the condition can be controlled effectively with treatments like Aldara. The active ingredient in Aldara wart cream, imiquimod, works as an immune response modifier (IRM) to encourage your immune system's natural defences.

It does this because it is able to bind to the immune cells around the area where the wart is located, and stimulates them to release natural chemicals known as cytokines. Cytokines prevent the HPV virus from multiplying, making it easier for your natural defences to fight the virus, eventually causing the warts to disappear.

How to use Aldara

Using Aldara cream is simple and as the medication isn't ingested, the risk of side effects is particularly low. The patient leaflet is attached at the bottom of this page for detailed guidelines on how to apply Aldara cream.

  • This medication has maximum effectiveness when it's used three times a week on clean, dry skin.
  • Ideally you should try and apply it before you fall asleep, because application requires you to wash it off after six to ten hours with mild soap and water.
  • Always wash your hands before and after applying Aldara wart cream. To avoid skin irritation, you should only apply the cream in a thin layer.
  • You shouldn't use this medication for more than 16 weeks, and please avoid using it on broken or irritated skin.

Aldara dosages

Aldara cream contains 5% of the active ingredient imiquimod in each sachet. This is the equivalent of 250mg in 12.5mg of Aldara. This medication has been clinically tested to be highly effective when used correctly in this dose, and alternative dosages are available from your GP or doctor if this recommended dosage is either ineffective or prompts mild to severe side effects over a prolonged amount of time.

Precautions of Aldara

Most men and women can buy Aldara online from euroClinix for the treatment of genital warts. It is mainly recommended for warts that are appearing externally on the penis or vagina or on and around the anus. You should speak to your doctor for advice on treatment of warts inside the anus, urinary tract or vagina, especially if this is causing you discomfort, or if you're looking to use Aldara cream for another condition.

Whilst Aldara is highly tolerable with the vast majority of people not experiencing side effects at all, there are some precautions to bear in mind.

This includes men and women who have recently had an organ transplant, those with a weakened immune system, uncircumcised men with warts under their foreskin and those with inflammatory skin conditions.

Also avoid using this medication if you are allergic to its active ingredient or to treat genital warts inside the genitals or anus.

Aldara side effects

Although the cream is applied topically, it can still cause side effects for a small percentage of men and women, but the most common side effects are normally mild and include mild skin irritation, flu-like symptoms, stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, headaches, back ache, muscle pain, nausea and diarrhoea. If these are bothersome and persistent, you should speak to your doctor about trying an alternative wart cream.

More serious side effects include allergic reactions, chest pain, vaginal pain, blistering, bleeding, pain at the application site or severe irritation. These are extremely rare side effects of this treatment, but they should be reported immediately if you do experience any of them.

How you can buy Aldara cream online

You can buy Aldara online conveniently, securely and with discretion at euroClinix. We ask each of our patients to fill out an online consultation form when placing an order. This is a mandatory requirement for any medication purchased in the UK, whether this is online through a trusted source or in person during a doctor's appointment. At euroClinix, we carry out this procedure to ensure that our doctor prescribes the most suitable dosage for your health and condition.

All information that you provide during your online consultation will remain confidential. We will only share the information provided with our doctor and our trusted pharmacy. When your consultation is approved, your Aldara dosage will be dispatched for overnight delivery.

Please note that the manufacturer of this medication may differ from that shown on the image above, but the ingredients, benefits and possible side effects of the medication will be the same.

Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Caroline Fontana Written by our editorial team
Last reviewed 18-01-2023
Aldara information
Product nameAldara
Active ingredient(s)Imiquimod
ManufacturerMEDA Pharm
Trustpilot rating4.6/5
Trustpilot reviews38
AvailabilityIn stock
DescriptionAldara is a topical treatment used to treat genital warts caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
ExemptionSubject to medical prescription
Available dosage0.05NULL
ApplicationMen and women over 18 with genital warts
UsageApply 3 times a week to the affected area
Drug classTopical anti-infectives
Alcohol consumptionNo influence
When breastfeedingUnknown reaction, ask your doctor
When pregnantUnknown reaction, ask your doctor
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