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Were you looking for information about Aldara? Aldera is a common misspelling of Aldara.
 
Available by prescription only, Aldara® (imiquimod cream) is a medication approved to treat actinic keratosis (a type of precancerous skin lesion), basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer), and genital or perianal warts.
 
Aldara comes as a skin cream that is applied before bedtime, left on for about eight hours, and then washed off. Some people who use this drug will experience side effects, such as redness, dryness, or swelling of the skin.
 
(Click Aldara for more information on what this medication is used for, how it works, and what your healthcare provider needs to know before prescribing it. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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