Aldara Safety Concerns: Your Health May Be in Danger
There’s a new “wonder-drug” on the market, that’s main goal is to fight certain skin diseases, including actinic keratosis, superficial basal cell carcinoma, and external genital warts. According to the drug’s website, “Aldara Cream activates your immune system” to help your body fight these diseases.
With any prescription drug, there can be safety concerns, and Aldara is no exception.
In fact, the list of potential side effects seems to be longer than a family of five’s weekly grocery list. Apparently side effects most often involve skin reactions in the application area and can include:Redness, swelling, a sore, blisters, or ulcers, skin that becomes hard or thickened, skin peeling, scabbing and crusting, itching, burning, and changes in skin color that do not always go away, headache, back pain, muscle aches, tiredness, flu-like symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, diarrhea, and fungal infections.
In fact, the Aldara website plainly states that “Most people experience redness, swelling, itching, flaking, or scabbing at or around the application site during the course of treatment. Treatment with Aldara Cream may also result in swelling, small open sores and drainage. You may also experience itching and/or burning.”
Wait . . . “most people”? What kind of drug has horrible side effects in “most people”? And the FDA approved this?
In fact, a number of people have complained of much more than the side effects listed on the drug’s warning, including everything from dizziness and memory loss to anaphylactic shock.
If you or anyone you know is thinking of taking this prescription drug, I’d strongly suggest you do research beyond what your doctor provides you with in the drug’s pamphlet or website.