Imiquimod is an immune response modifier. Imiquimod topical is used to treat actinic keratosis (a condition caused by too much sun exposure) on the face and scalp. Imiquimod topical (for the skin) is also used to treat a minor form of skin cancer called superficial basal cell carcinoma, when surgery would not be an appropriate treatment. Imiquimod topical also treats genital warts that appear on the outside of the body, but this medicine is not a cure for genital warts. Imiquimod may be used in adults and children who are at least 12 years. Imiquimod topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Zyclara is an immune response modifier that is used in the treatment of actinic keratosis (a condition that results from excess exposure to the sun) on the face and scalp. Zyclara can also be used in the treatment of genital warts that appear externally on the body. Zyclara can also be used in the treatment of minor forms of skin cancer referred to as superficial basal cell carcinoma, when surgery is not the preferred treatment. Zyclara works by activating the immune system in order to fight abnormal skin growths.