IMIQUAD 5% CREAM

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IMI0005
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Manufacturer : GRA-GRACEWELL CO.
Composition : IMIQUIMOD-5% W/W
Dose Form : CREAM
Description : IMIQUAD 5% CREAM
Route Of Administration : TOPICAL
Pack : 1

Drug Ingredient Information

IMIQUIMOD-5% W/W

IMIQUIMOD

Information for patients
Drug Information Imiquimod may be used for three different conditions. Your doctor may prescribe Imiquimod for the treatment of: •Warts (condylomata acuminata) on the surface of the genitals (sexual organs) and around the anus (back passage) •Superficial basal cell carcinoma. This 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. If left untreated, basal cell carcinoma can disfigure, especially on the face – therefore early recognition and treatment are important. •Actinic keratosis Actinic keratoses are 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. Imiquimod should only be used for flat actinic keratoses on the face and scalp in patients with a healthy immune system where your doctor has decided that Imiquimod is the most appropriate treatment for you. Imiquimod helps your body´s own immune system to produce natural substances which help fight your basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis or the virus that has caused your warts.
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Before Consuming the Medicine
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Drug Special Care •If you have previously used Imiquimod or other similar preparations tell your doctor before starting this treatment. •Tell your doctor if you have problems with your immune system. •Do not use Imiquimod until the area to be treated has healed after previous drug or surgical treatment. •Avoid contact with the eyes, lips and nostrils. In the event of accidental contact, remove by rinsing with water. •Do not apply the internally. •Do not use more than your doctor has advised. •Do not cover the treated area with bandages or other dressings after you have applied Imiquimod •If the treated site becomes too uncomfortable, wash the off with mild soap and water. As soon as the problem has stopped you may restart to apply the . •Tell your doctor if you have an abnormal blood count. Because of the way Imiquimod works, there is a possibility that the may worsen existing inflammation in the treatment area. •If you are being treated for genital warts follow these additional precautions: Men with warts under the foreskin should pull the foreskin back each day and wash underneath it. If not washed daily the foreskin may be more likely to show signs of tightness, swelling and wearing away of the skin and result in difficulty in pulling it back. If these symptoms occur, stop the treatment immediately and call your doctor. If you have open sores: do not start using Imiquimod until after the sores have healed. If you have internal warts: do not use Imiquimod in the urethra (the hole from which urine is passed), the vagina (birth canal), the cervix (internal female organ), or anywhere inside your anus (rectum).Do not use this medication for more than one course if you have problems with your immune system, either due to illness or because of the medicines you are already taking. If you think this applies to you talk to your doctor.If you are HIV positive you should inform your doctor as Imiquimod has not been shown to be as effective in HIV positive patients. If you decide to have sexual relations while you still have warts, apply Imiquimod after - not before - sexual activity. Imiquimod may weaken condoms and diaphragms, therefore the should not be left on during sexual activity. Remember, Imiquimod does not protect against giving HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases to someone else. •If you are being treated for basal cell carcinoma or actinic keratosis follow these additional precautions:Do not use sunlamps or tanning beds, and avoid sunlight as much as possible during treatment with Imiquimod . Wear protective clothing and wide brimmed hats when outdoors.Whilst using Imiquimod and until healed, the treatment area is likely to appear noticeably different from normal skin
Drug Drug Interactions Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including those obtained without a prescription.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using Imiquimod during pregnancy. Studies in animals do not indicate direct or indirect harmful effects in pregnancy.Do not breast-feed your infant during treatment with Imiquimod , as it is not known whether imiquimod is secreted in human milk.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using Imiquimod during pregnancy. Studies in animals do not indicate direct or indirect harmful effects in pregnancy.Do not breast-feed your infant during treatment with Imiquimod , as it is not known whether imiquimod is secreted in human milk.
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How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info Use in children and adolescents is not recommended. Adults: Always use Imiquimod exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Wash hands carefully before and after applying the . Do not cover the treated area with bandages or other dressings after you have applied Imiquimod . Open a new sachet each time you use the . Dispose of any left in the sachet after use. Do not save the opened sachet for use at a later date.The treatment frequency and duration differ for genital warts, basal cell carcinoma and actinic keratosis (see specific instructions for each indication).
Drug quanitty Apply Imiquimod 3 times per week. For example, apply the on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. One sachet contains enough to cover a wart area of 20 cm2(approx. 3 square inches).Men with warts under the foreskin should pull the foreskin back each day and wash underneath it.Continue to use Imiquimod as instructed until your warts have completely gone (half the females who clear will do so in 8 weeks, half the males who clear will do so in 12 weeks but in some patients warts may clear as early as 4 weeks).Do not use Imiquimod for more than 16 weeks in the treatment of each episode of warts.If you have the impression that the effect of Imiquimod is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist Application Instructions – (Mon, Wed and Fri) 1.Before going to bed, wash your hands and the treatment area with mild soap and water. Dry thoroughly. 2 Open a new sachet and squeeze some onto your fingertip. 3.Apply a thin layer of Imiquimod onto clean, dry wart area and rub gently into the skin until vanishes 4.After application of the , throw away the opened sachet and wash hands with soap and water. 5.Leave Imiquimod on the warts for 6 to 10 hours. Do not shower or bathe during this time. 6.After 6 to 10 hours wash the area where Imiquimod was applied with mild soap and water.
Drug Dose Application Instructions 1.Before going to bed, wash your hands and the treatment area with mild soap and water. Dry thoroughly. 2.Open a new sachet and squeeze some onto your fingertip. 3.Apply the to the affected area. Rub gently into the area until the vanishes. 4.After application of the , throw away the opened sachet. Wash hands with soap and water. 5.Leave Imiquimod on the skin for about 8 hours. Do not shower or bathe during this time. 6.After about 8 hours, wash the area where Imiquimod was applied with mild soap and water. Apply Imiquimod 3 times per week. For example, apply the on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. One sachet contains enough to cover an area of 25 cm2(approx. 4 square inches). Continue treatment for four weeks. Four weeks after finishing this first treatment, your doctor will assess your skin. If the lesions have not all disappeared, a further four weeks of treatment may be necessary Application Instructions – (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fri) 1 Before going to bed, wash your hands and the treatment area with mild soap and water. Dry thoroughly. 2.Open a new sachet and squeeze some onto your fingertip. 3.Apply Imiquimod to the affected area and 1cm (approx. 0.5 inch) around the affected area. Rub gently into the skin until the vanishes. 4.After application of the , throw away the opened sachet. Wash hands with soap and water. 5.Leave Imiquimod on the skin for about 8 hours. Do not shower or bathe during this time. 6.After about 8 hours, wash the area where Imiquimod was applied with mild soap and water. Apply sufficient Imiquimod to cover the treatment area and 1 cm (about ½ an inch) around the treatment area each day for 5 consecutive days each week for 6 weeks. For example, apply the from Monday to Friday. Do not apply the on Saturday and Sunday.
Excess Drug Consumption Wash the extra away with mild soap and water. When any skin reaction has gone you may then continue with your treatment.If you accidentally swallow Imiquimod please contact your doctor
Forgot Drug Consumption If you miss a dose, apply as soon as you remember and then continue in your regular schedule. Do not apply the more than once per day.If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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Possible Side Effects
General Information the treated skin may be slightly itchy. the treated skin may be slightly itchy. effects include redness (61% patients), wearing away of the skin (30% patients), flakiness and swelling. Hardening under the skin, small open sores, a crust that forms during healing, and small bubbles under the skin may also occur. You might also feel itching (32% patients), a burning sensation (26% patients) or pain in areas where you have applied Imiquimod (8% patients). Most of these skin reactions are mild and the skin will return to normal within about 2 weeks after
Common Drug Side Effects some patients experience changes at the application site (bleeding, inflammation, discharge, sensitivity, swelling, small swollen areas in the skin, pins and needles, scabbing, scarring, ulceration or a feeling of warmth or discomfort), or inflammation of the lining of the nose, stuffy nose, flu or flu-like symptoms, depression, eye irritation, swelling of the eyelid, throat pain, diarrhoea, actinic keratosis, redness, swelling of the face, ulcers, pain in extremity, fever, weakness or shivering effects include: pins and needles, small swollen areas in the skin, pain, burning, irritation, bleeding, redness or rash. If a skin reaction becomes too uncomfortable during treatment, speak to your doctor. He/she may advise you to stop applying Imiquimod for a few days (i.e. to have a short rest from treatment).If there is pus (matter) or other suggestion of infection, discuss this with your doctor. Apart from reactions in the skin, other common effects include swollen glands and back pain some patients (4% or less) have experienced headache, uncommonly fevers and flu like symptoms joint and muscle pains; prolapse of the womb; pain on intercourse in females; erection difficulties; increase in sweating; feeling sick; stomach and bowel symptoms; ringing in the ears;flushing; tiredness; dizziness; migraine; pins and needles; insomnia; depression; loss of appetite; swollen glands; bacterial, viral and fungal infections (e.g. cold sores); vaginal infection including thrush; cough and colds with sore throat
Rare Drug Side Effects some patients experience changes at the application site (bleeding, inflammation, discharge, sensitivity, swelling, small swollen areas in the skin, pins and needles, scabbing, scarring, ulceration or a feeling of warmth or discomfort), or inflammation of the lining of the nose, stuffy nose, flu or flu-like symptoms, depression, eye irritation, swelling of the eyelid, throat pain, diarrhoea, actinic keratosis, redness, swelling of the face, ulcers, pain in extremity, fever, weakness or shivering some patients experience changes at the application site (discharge, inflammation, swelling, scabbing, skin breakdown, blisters, dermatitis) or irritability, feeling sick, dry mouth, flu-like symptoms and tiredness
Very Rare Drug Side Effects severe and painful reactions have occurred, particularly when more has been used than recommended. Painful skin reactions at the opening of the vagina have very rarely made it difficult for some women to pass urine. If this occurs you should seek medical help immediately.
Drug Side Effects Symptoms Like all medicines, Imiquimod can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are using Imiquimod. Some patients have experienced changes in skin colour in the area where Imiquimod was applied.While these changes have tended to improve with time, in some patients they may be permanent.If your skin reacts badly when using Imiquimod , stop applying the , wash the area with mild soap and water and contact your doctor or pharmacist. In some individuals a lowering of blood counts was noted. A lowering of blood counts might make you more susceptible to infections, make you bruise more easily or cause fatigue. If you notice any of these symptoms, tell your doctor.Serious skin reactions have been reported rarely. If you experience skin lesions or spots on your skin that start out as small red areas and progress to look like mini targets, possibly with symptoms such as itching, fever, overall ill feeling, achy joints, vision problems, burning, painful or itchy eyes and mouth sores, stop using Imiquimod and tell your doctor immediately.A small number of patients have experienced hair loss at the treatment site or surrounding area. If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25°C. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the label. Sachets should not be re-used once opened. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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