Imiquimod side effects - from FDA reports


Summary

In this review, we analyze Imiquimod side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Imiquimod. The review is based on 591 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Imiquimod

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On Jul, 22, 2017

591 people who take Imiquimod are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Imiquimod side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • retinal detachment
  • stomatitis
  • application site pain
  • application site pruritus
  • application site swelling
  • atrial fibrillation
  • influenza
  • influenza like illness
1 - 6 months:
  • pain
  • yellow skin
  • anuria
  • application site vesicles
  • coronary artery stenosis
  • dizziness
  • pancytopenia
  • pneumonia
  • weight decreased
  • wound secretion
6 - 12 months:
  • angina pectoris
  • diarrhoea
  • skin discolouration
1 - 2 years:
  • stent placement
2 - 5 years:
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • skin erosion
not specified:
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • skin depigmentation
  • therapeutic response unexpected
  • vomiting
  • syncope
  • pyrexia
  • skin exfoliation
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • rash

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • pyrexia
  • urticaria
  • nausea
  • skin exfoliation
  • squamous cell carcinoma of skin
  • therapeutic response unexpected
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • drug ineffective
  • rash
male:
  • pain
  • syncope
  • vomiting
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • pneumonia
  • therapeutic response unexpected
  • death
  • pulmonary embolism
  • wound secretion
  • application site pain

Most common side effects by age *:

2-9:
  • headache
  • neoplasm malignant
  • pyrexia
  • skin papilloma
  • swelling
10-19:
  • aggression
  • skin plaque
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • transient ischaemic attack
20-29:
  • vitiligo
  • salivary gland pain
  • anogenital warts
  • application site pain
  • biopsy skin abnormal
  • blood testosterone increased
  • differential white blood cell count abnormal
  • drug ineffective
  • dry gangrene
  • maternal exposure during pregnancy
30-39:
  • influenza like illness
  • alopecia
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • blood immunoglobulin g increased
  • crohn's disease
  • graft versus host disease
  • lichen planus
  • night sweats
  • pain in extremity
  • rheumatoid arthritis
40-49:
  • pulmonary embolism
  • cytomegalovirus colitis
  • red cell distribution width increased
  • renal failure acute
  • sepsis
  • tremor
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • anaemia
  • anuria
  • application site pustules
50-59:
  • syncope
  • respiratory distress
  • application site pruritus
  • erythema
  • osteonecrosis
  • pyrexia
  • skin depigmentation
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma of skin
  • stomatitis
60+:
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • therapeutic response unexpected
  • pneumonia
  • skin exfoliation
  • vomiting
  • death
  • pain
  • rash
  • wound secretion
  • atrial fibrillation

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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