Aldara and Essential hypertension - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Essential hypertension is reported only by a few people who take Aldara.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Aldara and have Essential hypertension. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,419 people who have side effects while taking Aldara from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Feb, 07, 2023

2,419 people reported to have side effects when taking Aldara.
Among them, 3 people (0.12%) have Essential hypertension.

What is Aldara?

Aldara has active ingredients of imiquimod. It is often used in genital warts. eHealthMe is studying from 2,495 Aldara users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Essential hypertension?

Essential hypertension (primary hypertension) is found to be associated with 1,322 drugs and 621 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Aldara and Essential hypertension reports submitted per year:

Could Aldara cause Essential hypertension?

Gender of people who have Essential hypertension when taking Aldara *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Essential hypertension when taking Aldara *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Aldara *:

  1. Zometa: 3 people, 100.00%
  2. Keflex: 3 people, 100.00%
  3. Gatifloxacin: 3 people, 100.00%
  4. Gabapentin: 3 people, 100.00%
  5. Zantac: 3 people, 100.00%
  6. Folic Acid: 3 people, 100.00%
  7. Fluocinolone Acetonide: 3 people, 100.00%
  8. Finasteride: 3 people, 100.00%
  9. Dovonex: 3 people, 100.00%
  10. Dexamethasone: 3 people, 100.00%

Common side effects people have besides Essential hypertension *:

  1. Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath): 3 people, 100.00%
  2. Ischaemia (insufficient supply of blood to an organ, usually due to a blocked artery): 3 people, 100.00%
  3. Diarrhea: 3 people, 100.00%
  4. Dyspnea Exertional: 3 people, 100.00%
  5. Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged: 3 people, 100.00%
  6. Emotional Distress: 3 people, 100.00%
  7. Enlarged Heart: 3 people, 100.00%
  8. Exostosis (formation of new bone on the surface of a bone): 3 people, 100.00%
  9. Fall: 3 people, 100.00%
  10. Fever: 3 people, 100.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 3 people, 100.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Aldara and have Essential hypertension?

Check whether Essential hypertension is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on imiquimod (the active ingredients of Aldara) and Aldara (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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