Aldara is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Actinic Keratosis, Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma and External Genital Warts. It may be used alone or with other medications .
Actinic Keratosis, Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma, External Genital Warts
Dosage and administration
Aldara is not for oral, ophthamic or intraviginal use.
The application frequency varies for each indication.
For Actinic Keratosis apply 2 times per week for a full 16 weeks to a defined treatment area on the face/scalp(but not both concurrently). Examples of 2 times per week application schedules are Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday. Aldara cream should be applied to the entire treatment area and rubbed in until the cream is no longer visible. No more than one packet of Aldara cream should be applied to the contiguous treatment area at each application.
For Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma, Aldara cream should be applied 5 times per week for a full 6 weeks. An example of a 5 times per week application schedule is to apply Aldara cream, once per day Monday through Friday. Aldara cream should be applied prior to normal sleeping hours and left on the skin for approximately 8 hours, after which the cream should be a removed by washing the area with mild soap and water.
Its recommended thata the patients should wash their hands before and after applying the aldara cream.
For External Genital Warts, Aldara cream should be applied 3 times per week to the external/perianal warts. Aldara cream treatment should continue until ther’s totaal clearance of the genital/perianal warts or for a maximum of 16 weeks. Examples of 3 times per week application schedules are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday Thursday, Saturday. Aldara cream should be applied prior to normal sleeping hours and left on the skin for 6-10 hours, after which time the cream should be removed by washing the area with mild soap and water.