Get a prescription for Imiquimod online
You can get an Imiquimod prescription online to treat warts on the exterior of the genitals and rectum.
Getting an Imiquimod prescription from us is straightforward and effortless; you can connect with a qualified doctor anytime through “Your Doctors Online” to discuss your presenting symptoms. However, an Imiquimod prescription will only be provided after consultation with our qualified doctor and if the treatment is entirely safe for your unique needs.
What is Imiquimod?
Imiquimod belongs to a class of drugs called immune response modifiers. Imiquimod stimulates the body’s immune system to produce natural substances that help fight off viruses and abnormal skin cells. Imiquimod is mainly prescribed as a topical cream to be applied on the surface area for treating conditions like actinic keratoses or basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer).
Uses of Imiquimod
Imiquimod is used and prescribed topically for the management of actinic keratoses, skin cancer, and other cell carcinomas, including trunk, neck, arms, hands, legs, or feet, and warts on the skin of the genital and anal areas. It mainly targets the body’s natural immune system to treat warts on different body parts. Please note that this medication does not directly treat the warts; instead, it helps the immune system to treat them.
How does it works?
Imiquimod stimulates the body’s immune system by acting on toll-like receptors called TLR7. It triggers the release of substances (interferon-alpha and tumor necrosis factor-alpha) that help the body recognize foreign and disease-causing substances, including viruses. Once recognized, the body kills those viruses and treats the conditions.
What are the different dosage forms and strengths of Imiquimod?
This medication only comes in one dosage form, i.e., Topical creams with three different strengths, including 2.5%,3.75%and 5%.
How to take it?
This medication should be applied topically, directly on the skin, for absorption into the bloodstream. It will get directly absorbed into the bloodstream and target receptors. Following the prescribed dose for maximum effectiveness for your specific medical conditions is beneficial.
Side effects of Imiquimod
Common side effects include:
- local skin irritation
- Discomfort at the application site.
Serious side effects, though rare, may occur, such as:
- severe skin reactions
- allergic responses
- flu-like symptoms.
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Hi Dr. Nicole, I have warts near the genitals. Can I get some form of treatment, please?
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- Imiquimod 3.75 %, topical,
- Once at night until there is total clearance of warts or for a maximum of 16 weeks
Precautions and contraindications
- There are no such contraindications to be followed with this medication.
- Precautions include avoiding sunlight exposure and wearing protective clothing to prevent sunburn.
- Discuss your medication and medical history with your doctor to get the drugs tailored to your needs.
- Avoid sexual contact with cream on, especially on genital areas.
FAQs about Imiquimod prescription online
Is Imiquimod over the counter?
No, Imiquimod is not available over the counter. It is a prescription medication and requires a doctor’s prescription to purchase and use. You can get an Imiquimod prescription online through Your Doctors Online Telemedicine platform.
How long does Imiquimod stay in your system?
Due to imiquimod’s brief half-life of only around 2 hours, it leaves the body rather swiftly. It usually leaves the body within a few days to a week after finishing the prescribed treatment cycle.
What if Imiquimod doesn't work?
Consult your doctor if Imiquimod doesn’t relieve the desired ailment. They might re-evaluate your situation and suggest cryotherapy, laser therapy, or excision surgery.
Can I use Imiquimod every day?
You can apply imiquimod cream once a day for five days a week (Monday through Friday) if you are using it to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma. You may apply the cream to the basal cell carcinoma and its surroundings. Applying Imiquimod lotion to the skin for approximately 8 hours is advised.
Is Imiquimod safe for warts?
When used three times a week overnight for up to 16 weeks, five percent imiquimod cream is an efficient and secure self-administered therapy for external anogenital warts.
How fast can Imiquimod work?
Most people experience relief in about 4 weeks with Imiquimod, and complete wart clearance may take up to 16 weeks. However, it doesn’t guarantee a cure, and new warts may emerge during or after treatment. For actinic keratosis, alternatives like cryotherapy or topical creams (e.g., 5-fluorouracil or ingenol mebutate) are considered based on lesion extent and location.
What are the Interactions of Imiquimod with other medications?
Imiquimod interactions may occur with immunosuppressive drugs like corticosteroids or certain medications affecting the immune system.
What is the success rate of Imiquimod?
Clearance rates of 79% to 82% have been reported with 6 weeks of 5% imiquimod treatment. For superficial basal cell carcinoma, once-daily use for 6 weeks successfully treated 87–88% of patients, while 76% of patients with nodular disease saw success with once-daily treatment for 12 weeks.
How quickly can skin heal after Imiquimod cream?
After using Imiquimod cream, the healing process typically starts within a few weeks but may take several weeks to months for complete skin recovery, varying by the condition and individual response. Skin redness may persist for up to 4 weeks after treatment cessation. If discomfort is excessive, consider taking a week off and then resuming treatment or using the cream every other week.
Is Imiquimod an FDA-approved medication?
Yes. Imiquimod is an FDA-approved medication to be used topically.
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