II. Indication

  1. Genital Wart
  2. Recalcitrant Common Warts (not FDA approved)
  3. Molluscum Contagiosum (not FDA approved)

III. Contraindications

  1. Do not use on mucous membranes

IV. Precautions

  1. Weakens Condoms and diaphragms
  2. Avoid sexual contact when cream is on skin

V. Dosing

  1. General
    1. Apply thin layer to external visible lesions
    2. Rub in cream until it disappears
    3. Wash off with soap and water in 6-10 hours
  2. Genital Warts
    1. Apply 5% cream to affected area qhs for 3 nights/week
    2. Apply at bedtime and wash off in 6-10 hours
    3. May repeat weekly cycles for up to 16 weeks
  3. Recalcitrant warts
    1. Apply 3 times per week for a maximum of 16 weeks
    2. Apparently very effective if extensive involvement
  4. Molloscum contagiosum
    1. Apply to skin lesion for 6-10 hours, then wash off
    2. Apply 3 times weekly for 4 to 16 weeks

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IMIQUIMOD 5% CREAM PACKET Generic $0.96 each