Aldara® (imiquimod cream) is a medication approved to treat actinic keratosis (a type of precancerous skin lesions), basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer), and genital or perianal warts. If your healthcare provider has recommended this medicated skin cream, you may have questions about who makes Aldara.
Brand-name Aldara is made by Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC. However, generic versions of Aldara are also available. These generic products are made by a number of companies, such as:
Perrigo New York, Inc.
Glenmark Generics, Inc.
Generic Aldara is available in one strength: Imiquimod 5% cream, in 0.25-gram packets (just like the brand-name version). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that the generic versions of Aldara are equivalent to the brand-name version.
(Click Aldara for more details on this drug, including potential side effects, why it may not be safe for use in some people, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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