Infectious Disease Compendium

Imiquimod (Aldara®)


5% cream applied to warts 3x a week for up to 8 weeks; wash site with soap and water 6-10 hrs after applying.

Important side effects

Blisters, bleeding, burning, crusting, desquamation, discoloration, dryness, erosion, pain, erythema, fissures, headache, inflammation, itching, rash, scabbing, soreness, stinging, swelling/edema, tenderness, tingling, ulceration.

Rants and Screeds


Treatment of choice

Use for

Anogenital warts, Condyloma acuminatum.

Don't use for

Not in pregnancy. Double negative. Contraindicated in pregnancy.