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Review: Imiquimod side effects

In this review, we analyze Imiquimod side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Imiquimod. The review is based on 137 people who have side effects while taking Imiquimod from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Imiquimod

Imiquimod (latest outcomes from 143 users) has active ingredients of imiquimod. It is often used in actinic keratosis.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (imiquimod): Aldara, Zyclara.

On Mar, 5, 2015: 137 people who reported to have side effects when taking Imiquimod are studied

 outcomes

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Application Site PainApplication Site Painn/aUvulitis (inflammation of the uvula)n/an/an/aPyrexia (fever)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Application Site Pruritus (application site severe itching of the skin)Back Pain
Application Site Pruritus (application site severe itching of the skin)Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage (bleeding ulcer of stomach)Dizziness
Application Site InflammationScab (a hard coating on the skin formed during the wound healing)Myalgia (muscle pain)
VomitingApplication Site Erythema (redness of the skin at application site)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Salivary Gland PainPainAsthenia (weakness)
Application Site UlcerSkin Discolouration (change of skin colour)Erythema (redness of the skin)
Parotid Gland EnlargementApplication Site DischargeBasal Cell Carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills)
Neutrophil Count Decreased (less than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)Rash (redness)Pain
Differential White Blood Cell Count AbnormalLip Ulceration (ulcer of lip)Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour)

Most common side effects by gender * :

FemaleMale
Application Site PainPyrexia (fever)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
VomitingDizziness
Differential White Blood Cell Count AbnormalAsthenia (weakness)
Neutrophil Count Decreased (less than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Rash (redness)Back Pain
Application Site Pruritus (application site severe itching of the skin)Renal Tubular Necrosis (death of kidney tubules)
Application Site InflammationVomiting
Erythema (redness of the skin)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Infected Skin UlcerMulti-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aPyrexia (fever)Suicidal IdeationNeutrophil Count Decreased (less than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)Papilloma Viral InfectionPyrexia (fever)Application Site PainScab (a hard coating on the skin formed during the wound healing)
SwellingMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Differential White Blood Cell Count AbnormalSkin Lesion (redness)DizzinessInfected Skin UlcerPain
Neoplasm Skin (skin tumour)AggressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Squamous Cell Carcinoma (a cancer of a kind of epithelial cell)Anuria (failure of the kidneys to produce urine)Application Site InflammationRash (redness)
Skin InjurySalivary Gland PainBowen's Disease (early stage of skin cancer)Asthenia (weakness)Dysuria (painful or difficult urination)Application Site Pain
Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour)Parotid Gland EnlargementPain Of SkinRenal Tubular Necrosis (death of kidney tubules)Application Site Pruritus (application site severe itching of the skin)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Disease ProgressionVomitingNail Growth AbnormalBack PainApplication Site UlcerPruritus (severe itching of the skin)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Graft Versus Host Disease (the donated bone marrow or stem cells view the recipient's body as foreign, and the donated cells/bone marrow attack the body)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)HypersensitivityApplication Site Erythema (redness of the skin at application site)
VomitingPerirectal AbscessInfectionOropharyngeal PainHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Basal Cell Carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills)
Headache (pain in head)Clostridial Infection (infectious conditions by clostridium bacteria)Skin Papilloma (a general medical term for a tumour of the skin or mucous membrane with finger-like projections)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)VomitingApplication Site Pruritus (application site severe itching of the skin)
Pseudomonal Sepsis (pseudomonas infections are diseases caused by a bacterium from the genus pseudomonas)Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)Cytomegalovirus Colitis (an inflammation of the colon from virus)Erythema (redness of the skin)Pyrexia (fever)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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