Aldara 5% Cream

Buy Aldara Cream for Genital Warts

Aldara is a topical treatment cream that stimulates the immune system to fight genital warts. It contains imiquimod which is an immuno modulator. Whilst Aldara is also recommended for the treatment of larger warts, it is most effective with smaller, soft warts. Most patients usually see an improvement of their symptoms within 4 weeks.

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  • Topical treatment cream best for small soft warts
  • Stimulates the immune system to fight genital warts
  • Results usually seen within 4 weeks
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Aldara Cream contains the active ingredient imiquimod and is used to treat warts (condylomata acuminata) on the surface of the genitals (sexual organs) and around the anus (back passage). Aldara cream helps your body's own immune system to produce natural substances which help fight the virus that has caused your warts.


Do not use Aldara Cream if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to imiquimod or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using Aldara cream during pregnancy. Studies in animals do not indicate direct or indirect harmful effects in pregnancy. Do not breastfeed your infant during treatment with Aldara cream, as it is not known whether imiquimod is secreted in human milk.

Important Interactions

You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines.

Side Effects
  • redness
  • wearing away of the skin
  • peeling skin or flaking
  • swelling
  • skin hardening
  • burning or itching sensation
Please Note

All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.


Warts can also be treated by physical removal such as freezing, diathermy (burning) or laser. Treatment can sometimes require several visits and recurrences can occur after any form of treatment.

Looking after your medicine

Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.

References Aldara 5% Cream Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: imiquimod
Last reviewed & updated  11/04/2020   Authored  15/09/2009

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