Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:Aldara
Other Info:

Dosing is 3 times per week to external genital/perianal warts.

Aldara Cream treatment should continue until there is total clearance of the genital/perianal warts or for a maximum of 16 weeks.It is recommended that the treatment area be washed with mild soap and water 6-10 hours following Aldara Cream application.It is common for patients to experience local skin reactions such as erythema, erosion, excoriation/flaking, and edema at the site of application or surrounding areas.

Most skin reactions are mild to moderate.Sexual (genital, anal, oral) contact should be avoided while Aldara Cream is on the skin.Application of Aldara Cream in the vagina is considered internal and should be avoided.

Female patients should take special care if applying the cream at the opening of the vagina because local skin reactions on the delicate moist surfaces can result in pain or swelling, and may cause difficulty in passing urine.Uncircumcised males treating warts under the foreskin should retract the foreskin and clean the area daily.New warts may develop during therapy, as Aldara Cream is not a cure.The effect of Aldara Cream on the transmission of genital/perianal warts is unknown.Aldara Cream may weaken condoms and vaginal diaphragms, therefore concurrent use is not recommended.Should severe local skin reaction occur, the cream should be removed by washing the treatment area with mild soap and water.

Clinical Trials:

Indications and Usage
Aldara Cream is indicated for the topical treatment of:Clinically typical, nonhyperkeratotic, nonhypertrophic actinic keratoses (AK) on the face or scalp in immunocompetent adults (1.1)Biopsy-confirmed, primary superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) in immunocompetent adults; maximum tumor diameter of 2.0 cm on trunk, neck, or extremities (excluding hands and feet), only when surgical methods are medically less appropriate and patient follow-up can be reasonably assured (1.2)External genital and perianal warts/condyloma acuminata in patients 12 years old or older (1.3)Limitations of Use: Efficacy was not demonstrated for molluscum contagiosum in children aged 2-12 (1.4, 8.4)
Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma --

Anogenital venereal warts -- Sexually transmitted form of anogenital warty growth caused by the human papillomaviruses.

Molluscum Contagiosum -- A common, benign, usually self-limited viral infection of the skin and occasionally the conjunctivae by a poxvirus (MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM VIRUS). (Dorland, 27th ed)


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