Aldara is a topical cream used for the treatment of external genital and perianal warts.
Aldara cream doesn't destroy healthy skin. Most people who use Aldara cream don't complain of pain. One of the most common side effects is redness. This may be a sign that your immune system is working. Other common side effects are peeling of the skin, itching, flaking, and swelling around the warts.
Sexual contact should be avoided while the cream is on the skin. If you decide to have sexual relations, apply Aldara cream after - not before - sexual activity. If you have already applied the cream, it should be washed off before sexual activity. In addition, Aldara cream may weaken condoms and diaphragms; therefore the cream should not be left on during sexual activity. The effect of Aldara cream on the transmission of genital warts is unknown.
Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from heat and direct light. Keep top tightly closed. Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.