Beselna Cream (Imiquimod)
What is Beselna Cream (Imiquimod) used for?
Note that this product is manufactured in Japan and does not contain any English documentation.
Beselna Cream (Imiquimod) is a topical immune response modifier used to treat actinic keratoses. The medication operates by enhancing the immune system to fight abnormal cell growth that occurs as a result of this condition. This action may also make it useful for treating other conditions such as external genital warts or basal cell carcinomas. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Beselna Cream (Imiquimod)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Beselna Cream (Imiquimod) to get the most effective results from treatment. One sachet is normally applied to the affected area twice each week for sixteen weeks when treating actinic keratosis, five times each week for six weeks to when treating basal cell carcinoma, or five times each week for six weeks when treating external genital warts. The best dosage and frequency of administration will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Wash the application site prior to use to remove any dirt, contaminants, or dry skin. Apply a small amount of the cream to the area and gently massage it into the skin. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after administration to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Beselna Cream (Imiquimod)?
Side effects that are associated with the use of Beselna Cream (Imiquimod) include:
Immediately stop using the medication and contact your physician if you experience any worrying or intense side effects such as flu symptoms, severe skin reactions, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require adjustments to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring such as reduce application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Beselna Cream (Imiquimod) should not be used to treat patients under eighteen years old or warts inside the genitals. It is also important to disclose if you are an uncircumcised man with warts under the foreskin, taking immunosuppressant medications, if you have a weakened immune system, inflammatory skin conditions, low blood cell levels, or if you have had a recent organ transplant. These conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Beselna Cream (Imiquimod). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.