Aldara

Use Aldara cream to help combat genital warts.

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12.5 mg

12 pack(s) - £74.00

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What is Aldara cream?

Aldara 5% cream is a medicated cream used in the treatment of genital warts. Genital warts are an STI which are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious. There is currently no cure for genital warts, but the active ingredient in Aldara cream (imiquimod) will help to get rid of visible warts when they appear. Aldara is a brand name for a cream containing imiquimod, but it can be found under other names, such as Imiquimod topical or Zyclara.

How does Aldara cream work?

Aldara cream contains the active ingredient imiquimod, which works by helping your immune system to create natural substances which will fight off the infection. It is applied on the affected areas, to treat the infection. The treatment can sometimes cause inflammation, which could worsen your symptoms before they get better.

If you are a male with genital warts under your foreskin, you must pull back the foreskin each day and wash it. If you do not, you may get swelling and tightness on your foreskin and may struggle to pull it back. If this happens, stop using Aldara cream straight away and speak to your doctor.

You should not use Aldara cream if you have open sores. Instead, you must wait until they have healed. You can only use Aldara cream externally, so if you have genital warts inside your anus, vagina, or urethra (the hole where urine comes out), you cannot use Aldara cream. If this is the case, you should see your GP or go to your local sexual health clinic where they can treat the warts using freezing treatments (cryotherapy), or can help to apply the treatment for you.

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Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Article created: 27 Sep 2021

Last reviewed: 27 Sep 2021


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