Imiquimod Pharmacology


About Imiquimod
Antiviral, Immune response modifier
Mechanism of Action of Imiquimod
Imiquimod acts by stimulating the body's own defence mechanisms. it works by binding to immune cells in the skin, causing them to release natural defence chemicals called cytokines. One such cytokine is called alpha interferon. They help fight viral infections by preventing viruses from multiplying in cells. They also prevent abnormal or malignant cells from increasing in numbers
Pharmacokinets of Imiquimod
Absorption: Systemic absorption
Onset of Action for Imiquimod
Duration of Action for Imiquimod
Half Life of Imiquimod
Side Effects of Imiquimod
2.Redness and inflammation of skin at application site
3.Hair loss around the application site
5.Flu-like symptoms
6.Aching muscles or joints
7.Swollen glands
Contra-indications of Imiquimod
Hypersensitivity to these drug
Special Precautions while taking Imiquimod
1.Avoid expose to sunligt
2.Avoid eye contact
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
May be used
Children Related Information
May be used
Indications for Imiquimod
External genital or perianal warts
Interactions for Imiquimod
Immunosuppressants make imiquimod less effective
Typical Dosage for Imiquimod
Apply 3 times a wk (prior to normal sleeping hrs). Leave on the skin for 6-10 hr. Max: 16 wk
Schedule of Imiquimod
Storage Requirements for Imiquimod
Store in a well closed container. Do not store above 25?C. Avoid freezing.Keep out of the reach of children
Effects of Missed Dosage of Imiquimod
Effects of Overdose of Imiquimod

Home Delivery for Imiquimod in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including imiquimod.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for imiquimod and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for imiquimod may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take imiquimod only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for imiquimod before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for imiquimod with the pharmacy.

Imiquimod is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for imiquimod might be better known than imiquimod itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have imiquimod in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for imiquimod.