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Imiquimod

Popular Brands: : Aldara, Imiquimod, Zyclara
Official FDA Reports5,974
Social Media Events3,955
Total Posts1,158
Avg. Review Score3.04/ 5

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The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Imiquimod Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Imiquimod

Somnolence

Side Effects: I felt an out of it feeling, like a depressed feeling, I was fatigued and I broke out with severe blisters on and around my lips.

Aldara did seem to crust up my previous...


Source: Aldara (Imiquimod)

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Blister

Side Effects: I felt an out of it feeling, like a depressed feeling, I was fatigued and I broke out with severe blisters on and around my lips.

Aldara did seem to crust up my previous...


Source: Aldara (Imiquimod)

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Lethargy

Side Effects: I felt an out of it feeling, like a depressed feeling, I was fatigued and I broke out with severe blisters on and around my lips.

Aldara did seem to crust up my previous...


Source: Aldara (Imiquimod)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Nausea, Blister, Pyrexia, Somnolence

Posted By doreen in fdb.rxlist.com on June 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Just finished my 6th week (2 wks on, 2 wks off, 2 weeks on). Don't know yet if effective. I Experienced side effects of fever blisters, skin break down, fatigue, lightheadedness and nausea. The sec...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Burning sensation, Swelling, Fatigue

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Extreme fatigue ,burning itching and some swelling Had a choice of either useing cream or having surgery so opted to try the cream ,yes it was uncomfortable but the vin is now...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Malaise, Cardiac flutter, Arrhythmia, Dyspnoea, Muscular weakness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe heart palpitations, trouble breathing, increased heartbeat, general ill feeling, weakness Had to stop treatment, 4 weeks of use made absolutely no impact on the wart, v...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Terrible pain and burning

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal discomfort, Tenderness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

stomach pains Red and sore don't know whether to carry on taking

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Lip swelling, Nausea, Pruritus, Dry skin, Burning sensation, Blister, Influenza like illness, Tenderness

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... finished 2 weeks. I'm stopping until I see her. It is itchy, burning, blisters formed and are now one big dry sore that is about 3 cm wide.I have had flu like symptoms, my lips swelled up to twice the...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Pruritus, Blister, Somnolence

Posted By Liz in fdb.rxlist.com on March 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... for the last four weeks with two more to go thank goodness I would never have believed that a cream could make you feel so yuk ranging from aches,pains,tiredness,itching,blistering,it does seem to be ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Pain, Inflammation, Urticaria, Hernia

Posted By MFT in fdb.rxlist.com on March 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... area of one shoulder is about 12.5 cm by 12.5 cm) and therefore make a best guess on where to apply. The other site is less of a problem. I am also experiencing joint pain in my knees and hip. I am 57...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Pain, Inflammation, Urticaria, Blood cholesterol increased, Hip fracture, Insomnia, Rhinorrhoea, Major depression

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: During first week, extreme pain (9 out of 10). Stabbing, inflammation at the site and increasingly outside the periphery. Joint pain, runny nose, occasional insomnia that is unaffecte...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Mood altered

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... VICTIMS Hello, My name is James Griffin and I am doing a journalistic investigation into the horrible side effects of Aldara. I have read over many of the sad and heartbreaking comments o...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.