GENERIC NAME: IMIQUIMOD – TOPICAL (im-I-kwi-mod)
BRAND NAME(S): Aldara
imiquimod – topical, Aldara (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring.To help your doctor or pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor’s approval.Keep a list of all the products you use. Share the list with your doctor and pharmacist to reduce your risk for serious medication problems.
USES: This medication is used to treat certain types of growths on the skin. These are precancerous growths (actinic keratoses), a certain type of skin cancer (superficial basal cell carcinoma), and warts on the outside of the genitals/anus. Treating these conditions can decrease complications from them. Imiquimod belongs to a group of drugs called immune response modifiers. It is believed to work by helping to activate your immune system to fight these abnormal skin growths.This product is not recommended for use on children under 12 years of age unless specifically directed by your doctor.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using imiquimod and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Use this medication on the skin only. Apply this medication to the affected area once a day as directed by your doctor. The number of times and the length of time you apply this medication depend on the specific skin problem that is being treated. When treating actinic keratoses, apply twice a week for a full 16 weeks. When treating superficial basal cell carcinoma, apply 5 times a week for a full 6 weeks. When treating warts, apply 3 times a week for up to 16 weeks. If you have any questions about which days to apply this medication or how often or how long to use this medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.Do not apply this medication into the eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If you get this medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water. If irritation occurs, contact your doctor immediately.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use a calendar to mark the days you will be applying the medication each week. Before applying the medication, wash the area to be treated with soap and water, and dry thoroughly. Use a new packet of cream for each use. Apply as directed by your doctor just before going to bed. Wash your hands with soap and water after each application. Do not cover the treated area with bandages or other waterproof coverings. Covering the area with cotton gauze, or cotton underwear if treating the genital area, is permitted. Leave the cream on overnight, usually for about 8 hours if treating actinic keratoses or basal cell carcinoma, or 6-10 hours for warts or as directed. In the morning, wash the treated area with soap and water to remove the cream. Do not bathe or wet the treated area before the prescribed application time has passed. Do not leave imiquimod cream on longer than prescribed by your doctor. Throw away any partly used packets of medication.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if new growths appear during treatment.
We regret that it is not possible for us to reply to the hundreds of letters we receive each month regarding the extreme danger Aldara. These letters are heartrending: they describe horrible illnesses, even deaths, from Aldara, and we wish we had the time to answer each letter. More important – we wish we could offer hope to victims.
Every letter is a cry for help but, unfortunately, there is nothing that can undo the damage that this immune-destroying drug is doing to everyone who uses it. Some victims are affected immediately and violently (as happened to Elaine) and others (who have strong immune systems) may notice little until later, when they are struck down, due to a delayed reaction from immune system damage caused by this drug. By then, few connect their new illnesses to past use of Aldara.
You will receive no help from establishment medicos. Your prescribing doctor will never admit Aldara caused your problems, for fear you will sue him/her. An “independent” doctor is equally useless, from fear of being dragged into a lawsuit. The worst fear, however, comes from filing an Adverse Reaction Report which will result in threats of court action against any doctor who has the courage to file one.
If you have been poisoned by Aldara, chances are that you will never fully recover. (Elaine has not, in spite of more than seven years of therapies, and this is why she is on a crusade to bring justice to other Aldara victims.) This means that you may not be able to carry on working, and may need a great deal of help, just to keep going. Because of this dire prognosis, we have made a documentary about Aldara, as well as a safe alternative for skin cancers.
The documentary, called ONE ANSWER TO CANCER, is one hour, 37 minutes long, and contains abundant proof of the manufacturer’s culpability, as well as interviews with many people who have been severely poisoned by Aldara. We made it because we believe it will be a potent tool for victims to use to convince law firms to mount Class Actions against doctors and pharmaceutical companies who have destroyed the health of so many innocent people.
For those of you who have enquired about safe ways to cure skin cancers, we highly recommend Black Salve. This safe, effective cure has been used for more than 2000 years, and we have never heard of any adverse effects. The DVD contains many interviews with people who explain in detail how they used this salve on skin cancers, as well as cancers of the thyroid, colon, and breast, and how successful it proved to be.
Because Big Pharma, your doctor, and your government have tried to suppress this wonderful product, it is no longer sold for use on humans. So, if you decide to order it, just say it is for your best friend, who happens to be a Rottweiler. And, please do not try to order it through us. We emphatically do not sell Black Salve, and if we did we would go to prison, because it is against the law for companies (or individuals) to make claims for a product they sell. Further, we have no financial agreement with anyone who does sell it, and recommend it only because of Elaine’s terrible experience with Aldara, and subsequent good experience with Black Salve.