IMIQUIMOD Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection due to a fungus
  • a shallow ulcer on the skin
  • blistering of the skin
  • crusted skin

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a common cold
  • skin inflammation
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • itching
  • a skin rash
  • puffy skin
  • a reaction at the site of administration
  • a stinging sensation on the skin
  • a fibrous thickening of the skin called induration

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • ringworm of the groin area
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • significant redness of the skin

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • dry skin
  • decreased pigmentation of the skin
  • backache
  • fever
  • low energy
  • visible water retention
  • headache
  • diarrhea

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • flu-like symptoms
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • malignant lymphoma
  • IgA vasculitis

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a herpes simplex infection
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • swelling of the vulva
  • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
  • hair loss
  • dizziness
  • chills
  • vomiting
  • stomach cramps

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