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Aldara is a medication used to treat genital warts caused by HPV. Aldara is a topical treatment for external and perianal warts.
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What is Aldara?
Aldara is a topical cream medication that treats genital warts.
How does it work?
The Aciclovir tablets work to prevent the growth and spreading of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The antiviral tablets won't kill the virus but will provide aid to the body's immune system to fight the infection.
Is Aldara suitable for me?
If you're experiencing any symptoms of the herpes virus or a cold sore growth, Aciclovir may be right for you. Consult your physician for the best treatment.
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
- Wearing away of the skin
- Hardening under the skin
- Small open sores
- A crust that forms during healing or small bubbles under the skin
- Burning sensation
- Pain in applied areas
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
Next Day Delivery Guarantee
All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.
Our Discreet Packaging Promise
We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!
Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Aldara.
For the treatment of genital warts.
- Wash hands before beginning application,
- One sachet contains enough cream to cover a wart area of 20cm.
- Apply a thin layer of clean onto clean and dry wart area and rub gently until the cream vanishes.
- Leave cream on for 6 to 10 hours, do not shower or bathe during this time.
- After 6 to 10 hours, wash the area where the cream was applied with mild soap and water.
Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Aldara Patient Leaflet
How it works
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
Buy Aldara Online
Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.
You can buy Aldara online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Aldara online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Aldara and dispatch it discreetly to your address.
How to buy Aldara online?
You can buy Aldara by following the following steps.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Aldara you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address
Can I get Aldara on the NHS?
Whether or not you can get Aldara on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Aldara from the NHS.
Can you get Aldara over the counter?
No, you can’t get Aldara over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Aldara is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.
Can I buy Aldara online even if I have never taken it before?
A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Aldara.
Is Aldara safe?
If you have been prescribed Aldara then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.
However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Aldara then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Aldara?
We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.
How long does Aldara take to work?
The time it takes for a Aldara to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Aldara may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.
How effective is Aldara?
The effectiveness of Aldara can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.
What are the risks of taking Aldara?
At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
- Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Aldara.
- Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
- Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
- Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
- Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.
Can I buy Aldara in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Aldara in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Aldara is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Where can I buy Aldara?
You can buy Aldara online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Aldara users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Aldara at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Aldara head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Aldara from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Aldara from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Aldara cost?
The costs of Aldara are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.
What are the signs that Aldara is working?
There are multiple signs that Aldara is taking effect. One of those signs is the skin around the application site has become red, swollen or sore within 5 days of using the medication. You may also experience itching, burning or stinging sensations. Inflammation is a good sign that the cream is working.
What are the other side effects of Aldara?
Other reported side effects of Aldara can include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Joints and muscle pains
- Prolapse of the womb
- Pain on intercourse in females
- Erection difficulties
- Increase in sweating
- Feeling sick
- Stomach and bowel symptoms
- Ringing in the ears
- Pins and needles
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen glands
- Bacterial, viral and fungal infections (e.g. cold sores)
- Vaginal infection including thrush
- Cough and cold with sore throat
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
What is Aldara cream used to treat?
Aldara is usually a medication for the treatment of genital warts. However, it can also be used to treat a common slow-growing form of skin cancer called Superficial basal cell carcinoma. In addition, this medication may also be used to treat actinic keratosis, which are rough areas of skin that are found in people who have been exposed to a lot of sunshine in their lives.
Where can Aldara be applied?
Aldara is intended to treat warts on the surface of the genitals (sexual organs) and around the area of the anus.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.
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