Side Effects

What side effects may I notice from receiving Aldara?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-open sores with or without drainage
-skin infection
-skin rash
-unusual or severe skin reaction

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-burning or itching
-redness of the skin (very common but is usually not painful or harmful)
-scabbing, crusting, or peeling skin
-skin that becomes hard or thickened
-swelling of the skin

This list may not describe all possible side effects for Aldara. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Source: FDA