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Composition for QMICA

Imiquimod(5%)

food interaction for QMICA

alcohol interaction for QMICA

pregnancy interaction for QMICA

lactation interaction for QMICA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Qmica 5% cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for QMICA

Imiquimod(5%)

Uses

Qmica 5% cream is used in the treatment of genital warts (skin bumps on or around the genital or anal area), thick scaly spots on the skin and basal cell cancer (type of skin cancer).

How it works

Qmica 5% cream belongs to a class of medications called immunomodulators. It works by enhancing the immune response of the body and activates the natural killer cells causing death of the tumour cells.

Common side effects

Edema, Pain, Permanent hyperpigmentation, Permanent hypopigmentation, Abnormal skin pigmentation, Altered heart rate, Application site reaction, Application site irritation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Skin redness, Excoriation, Fatigue, Hair loss, Headache, Itching, Scaling of skin, Skin erosion, Skin flakes, Scab, Ulcer, Upper respiratory tract infection, Urinary tract infection, Viral infection, Vomiting, Skin inflammation

SUBSTITUTES for QMICA

2 Substitutes
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  • IMIDARA 5% CREAM
    (25 GM cream in tube)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 6.15/GM of cream
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    Rs. 153.67
    save 92% more per GM of cream
  • IMIDARA 5% CREAM
    (3 GM cream in tube)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 51.22/GM of cream
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    Rs. 153.67
    save 35% more per GM of cream

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Expert advice for QMICA

  • Inform you doctor if you have or ever had unusual sensitivity to sunlight, any skin disease such as psoriasis, graft vs. host disease, recent surgery to the affected area, any other type of skin cancer,  any condition that affects the immune system (such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), Human Papilloma virus (HPV) infection.
  • Do not cover the treated area with bandages or dressings.
  • Avoid contact with vagina, eyes, nose, mouth, lips and exposure to sunlight. Women should take special care when applying cream at the opening of the vagina. 
  • Do not administrate imiquimod until the wound is completely healed from any previous drug or surgical treatment and also on normal or inflamed skin and open wounds.
  • Caution should be exercised if you have autoimmune disorder, broken, damaged or inflamed skin.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if Patients is allergic to imiquimod or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for QMICA

Imiquimod

Q.Is imiquimod a steroid and is it over the counter medicine?
Imiquimod is non-steroidal topical cream and it is not sold over the counter.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 February, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)