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Aldara (imiquimod topical) Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with Aldara (imiquimod topical):

Moderate

Imiquimod topical (applies to Aldara) eczema

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility.

Imiquimod may exacerbate inflammatory conditions of the skin. Local reactions are commonly associated with the use of imiquimod and may extend beyond the application site onto the surrounding skin. These reactions include erythema, edema, vesicles, erosion/ulceration, weeping/exudate, flaking/scaling/dryness, and scabbing/crusting. Therapy with topical imiquimod should be avoided or used with caution in patients with eczematous conditions.

References

  1. "Product Information. Aldara (imiquimod topical)." 3M Pharmaceuticals, St. Paul, MN.
Moderate

Imiquimod topical (applies to Aldara) sunburn

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility.

The use of imiquimod may be associated with heightened sunburn susceptibility. Patients with sunburn should be cautioned not to use imiquimod until fully recovered. Exposure to sunlight, including sunlamps, should be avoided or minimized during treatment, and protective clothing (e.g., hat) is recommended when exposure is unavoidable.

References

  1. "Product Information. Aldara (imiquimod topical)." 3M Pharmaceuticals, St. Paul, MN.

Aldara (imiquimod topical) drug interactions

There are 6 drug interactions with Aldara (imiquimod topical)

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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