Vyloma Cream is a medication used to treat external genital and perianal warts caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). It can be used to treat genital and anal warts by increasing the activity of the body’s immune system. Imiquimod cream is sometimes used to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer) on the trunk, neck, arms, hands, legs, or feet and warts on the skin of the genital and anal areas.
Vyloma Cream contains the active ingredient imiquimod and is available in a cream formulation with a concentration of 3.75%. Imiquimod is in a class of medications called immune response modifiers. It works to treat actinic keratoses or superficial basal cell carcinoma.
Use and Dosage
Apply Vyloma Cream to the skin. It is used by applying it to the affected area, once daily. You may apply up to 1 full actuation of the pump to the treatment area.
To use the cream, follow these steps:
- Wash your hands.
- Wash the area to be treated with mild soap and water and allow it to dry.
- Apply a thin layer of cream to the area to be treated, just before going to sleep.
- Rub the cream into the skin until it disappears.
- Wash your hands.
- Leave the cream on the area for the amount of time your doctor has told you to do so. Do not bathe, shower, or swim during the time.
- After the treatment time is over, wash the area with mild soap and water to remove any cream.
Use Vyloma Cream exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose, and apply the cream at bedtime the next night. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Common Side Effects of Vyloma Cream (Imiquimod):
- Back pain
- Blisters, scabs, or bumps on the skin
- Flaking, scaling, dryness, or thickening of the skin
- Redness, itching, burning, or bleeding of the treated area
- Swelling, stinging, or pain in the treated area
Serious Side Effects of Vyloma Cream (Imiquimod):
- Flu-like symptoms such as: nausea, fever, chills, tiredness, and muscle weakness or pain
- Skin breakdown or sores that may have drainage, especially during the first week of treatment
Forms and Strength
Vyloma Cream (Imiquimod) is available in the following forms and strength:
Vyloma Cream: Cream
- Use with caution in patients with pre-existing autoimmune conditions.
- Common side effects may include redness, itching, burning, and swelling at the application site.
- Vyloma Cream should be used with caution and under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
- Vyloma Cream should be used only as directed and should not be applied to areas of skin that are broken, damaged, or infected.
- Vyloma Cream may cause skin irritation and other adverse reactions, including flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, and fatigue.
- Inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant before using Vyloma Cream.
- Vyloma Cream may interact with other drugs or supplements, inform your healthcare provider of all medications you are taking before using Vyloma Cream.
- If you experience any serious side effects or symptoms such as difficulty breathing or severe skin reactions, seek immediate medical attention.
- Vyloma Cream is not recommended for use in children under the age of 12 years.
- It is recommended to avoid sexual contact while the cream is on the skin and immediately after removing it to avoid transmitting the virus to your partner.
- Vyloma Cream may increase sun sensitivity, so it is recommended to avoid exposing the treated area to sunlight or tanning beds.
- The safety and effectiveness of using Vyloma Cream for the treatment of warts near the eyes, inside the nose, or in the mouth have not been established.
- Vyloma Cream may not be suitable for everyone and should be avoided if you have a previous history of allergic reactions to any of the ingredients in the cream.
- Follow the prescribed dosage and application instructions, as overuse or misuse of the medication may increase the risk of adverse effects.
- If you are experiencing persistent or worsening symptoms, consult with your healthcare provider to determine if an alternative treatment may be necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Vyloma Cream safe during pregnancy?
Consult with a healthcare professional before using Vyloma Cream if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Can Vyloma Cream be used on other parts of the body besides the genitals?
Vyloma Cream is only indicated for the treatment of external genital and perianal warts caused by HPV. Its effectiveness and safety for use on other parts of the body have not been established.
Can Vyloma Cream be used in children?
Vyloma Cream is not recommended for use in children under the age of 12 years.
How long does it take for Vyloma Cream to work?
It may take several weeks of daily use for Vyloma Cream to take effect and start reducing the size and number of warts. Treatment should continue until complete clearance of warts or for up to 8 weeks.