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Aldara vs Efudex for a female patient aged 45

Summary: 1,058 female patients aged 45 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Aldara vs Efudex for a female aged 45. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Aldara (latest outcomes from 1,917 users) has active ingredients of imiquimod. It is often used in genital warts.

Efudex (latest outcomes from 403 users) has active ingredients of fluorouracil. It is often used in actinic keratosis.

On May, 23, 2015: 1,058 female patients aged 39 who take the same drugs are studied in Aldara vs Efudex

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female39Basal Cell Carcinoma

Drugs to compare:

Aldara imiquimodnot specified
Efudex fluorouracilnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 39 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Rash ErythematousNausea
Paraesthesia NecNeutropenia
Oedema NosDehydration
Pain NosVomiting
Skin Ulcer NosDiarrhoea
Influenza Like IllnessFebrile Neutropenia
Dermatitis BullousVomiting Nos
Application Site ErythemaDyspnoea
Dermatitis NosAbdominal Pain

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Intra-uterine Death
Suppressed Lactation
Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
Drug Exposure Before Pregnancy
Septic Shock
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
Abortion Induced
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Nos

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Aldara (imiquimod) is often used to treat genital warts. Efudex (fluorouracil) is often used to treat actinic keratosis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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