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Do Imiquimod And Aldarahave The Same Composition?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: I wanted to use Aldara as i did years ago, but it now costs $1,000….. My doctor prescribed Imiquimod but My face does not react well to it…..Until a friend brings me Aldara from Europe should i continue to burn my cheek????
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Aldara and imiquimod are the same medicine

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for using HCM to post your question

I read carefully your question and I understand your concern.

Aldara and imiquimod are the same medicine. Aldara its just a brand created when the manufacturer decided that they will produce imiquimod and call it Aldara.

Using too much Aldara, or using it for too long can increase your risk for severe reactions.
Also, it is not recommended to be used in areas of wounded, broken or burned skin. So I would say to stop it until your skin heals then start it again.

But if your skin its still not tolerating it, you should consult the doctor who prescribed it so he can find an alternative for it, if possible.

Hope this is helpful. Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Regards,
Dr.Papaqako
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (7 hours later)
According to information imiquimod is the generique of Aldama, wherefore not exactly the same product !!!!

Thank you for your respond anyway!

XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Do not apply on damaged skin.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX,

The generique imiquimod, has been bought by another manufacturer which makes the same product, with same ingradient, side effect and action, which they decide to call it with another name, and in this case Aldara. So yes, they are the same.

Anyway, the same answer to your question apply - do not use either of them on damage skin.

Hope I have helped a bit.

Regards,
Dr.Papaqako
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (6 hours later)
Thank you very much
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Happy to have been of help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I'm glad to have been of help.

Please kindly close and rate the answer if you don't have anymore questions.

Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Do Imiquimod And Aldarahave The Same Composition?

Brief Answer: Aldara and imiquimod are the same medicine Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for using HCM to post your question I read carefully your question and I understand your concern. Aldara and imiquimod are the same medicine. Aldara its just a brand created when the manufacturer decided that they will produce imiquimod and call it Aldara. Using too much Aldara, or using it for too long can increase your risk for severe reactions. Also, it is not recommended to be used in areas of wounded, broken or burned skin. So I would say to stop it until your skin heals then start it again. But if your skin its still not tolerating it, you should consult the doctor who prescribed it so he can find an alternative for it, if possible. Hope this is helpful. Let me know if you need more clarifications. Regards, Dr.Papaqako