Aldara vs Efudex, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 44
This is personalized comparison of Aldara vs Efudex for a female aged 44. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.
What are the drugs
Aldara (latest outcomes from 1,916 users) has active ingredients of imiquimod. It is often used in genital warts.
Efudex (latest outcomes from 402 users) has active ingredients of fluorouracil. It is often used in actinic keratosis.
On Nov, 20, 2014: 1,057 female patients aged 39 who take the same drugs are studied in Aldara vs Efudex
Information of patient in study:
|Gender||Age||Reason for the drug|
|Female||39||Basal Cell Carcinoma|
Drugs to compare:
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)
|Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)||Pyrexia (fever)|
|Rash Erythematous (redness of the skin)||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)|
|Paraesthesia Nec (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)||Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)|
|Oedema Nos (fluid collection in tissue)||Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)|
|Skin Ulcer Nos||Diarrhoea|
|Influenza Like Illness||Febrile Neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)|
|Dermatitis Bullous (inflammation of the skin characterized by the presence of bullae which are filled with fluid)||Vomiting Nos|
|Application Site Erythema (redness of the skin at application site)||Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)|
|Dermatitis Nos (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)||Abdominal 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)
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy|
|Drug Exposure Before Pregnancy|
|Septic Shock (shock due to blood infection)|
|Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)|
|Abortion Induced (medically referred abortion)|
|Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Nos (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)|
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
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Drug effectiveness in real world:
- Aldara for Basal Cell Carcinoma reported by 4 people (updated 6 days ago)
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:
- Aldara is used in:
- Efudex is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Aldara alternatives:
- Efudex alternatives:
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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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