Why It Is Used
Imiquimod may be the medicine treatment your doctor recommends first for external genital warts. It may shrink the warts.
Imiquimod may be used to treat basal cell carcinomas when surgical methods cannot be used.
Imiquimod can be used for difficult-to-treat common Reference warts Opens New Window.
It is not known whether imiquimod is safe to use during pregnancy or on children younger than 12. In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved imiquimod for those age 12 and older.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 21, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology