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Qmica 5% W/W Cream

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Imiquimod
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Qmica 5% W/W Cream is administered for the treatment and removal of unwanted skin growths, which may be malignant. It can remove genital warts, or other growths caused by skin carcinoma. If administered topically it has a half-life of 20 hours and if administered subcutaneously it has a half-life of 2 hours. It is an immune response modifier that works by acting as an agonist to certain receptor proteins which leads to apoptosis of diseased tissue.

Qmica 5% W/W Cream is contraindicated in the case of problems like weak immune system, incompatibility complications caused by bone marrow transplants and diseases resulting from autoimmune response like multiple sclerosis, coeliac disease, lupus, etc. possible side effects of the drug are skin irritations, nausea, cold sores, rashes and blisters, discoloration of skin at point of application and allergic reactions like hives and rashes, etc. Additionally overdose of Qmica 5% W/W Cream can cause fever, fatigue, headache, nausea, and diarrhea and muscle pain amongst other complications. It can also cause complications if it interacts with certain drugs, herbal supplements, etc. Hence, a qualified doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Qmica 5% W/W Cream as the dosage and prescription of the medicine will depend a lot on the medical history of the patient, preexisting health conditions and drugs the person may be taking.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.
  • Basal Cell Cancer

  • Application Site Itching

  • Pain

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Nilwart 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.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Qmica 5% W/W Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Imiquimod, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Qmica 5% W/W Cream is an indirect antiviral agent used to treat warts and certain types of skin cancer. It stimulates immune responses by inducing expression of cytokines, interferons, and interleukins, as well as increasing WBC infiltration into tumor lesions.

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