Prescription skin cancer cream Aldara...

Prescription skin cancer cream Aldara has horrific side effects, say users

There are 2152 comments on the NewsTarget.com story from Aug 8, 2006, titled Prescription skin cancer cream Aldara has horrific side effects, say users. In it, NewsTarget.com reports that:

Elaine Hollingsworth put Aldara on her nose thinking that it was the "benign salve" that her dermatologist made it out to be; instead, it was the beginning of her nightmare.

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Mandi

Darlinghurst, Australia

#1976 Apr 3, 2013
good luck if u decide to use aldara.
twice 11 years ago...and my life has been totally destroyed. there r layers and layers and layers to the damage that is done to your body. Russian roulette...how lucky do u feel. oh and by then way...people use this site to tell the story of what has happened to them to help others to avoid this terrible tragedy. I am in ,my second month in hospital this time after being taken to hospital unconscious on the 3rd of march 2013...11 years of torture and pain. never having a good day where I was ok. Oh and did I mention my husband and children that have had to live in hell with me...so I ask again...how lucky do you feel? I wasnt ...... the only money issues I have had due to Aldara is the lack of it.....financially depleted fighting the extreme symptoms....how great would it be to take my family out shopping for new clothes...to really enjoy a fun day not having to worry about EVERYTHING.....be stupid if you choose...I didnt have a choice 11 years ago...you do.
Trinity

Winnipeg, Canada

#1977 Apr 3, 2013
Aldara1 wrote:
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I said I would not let myself get involved again with trying to talk people away from using aldara because it doesn't seem to sink in until the ill health sets in on them personally. But, I hope you are not using aldara for melanoma's because if you are you are in more trouble than anyone else on this forum. And if you are not and are using it on BCC's or Ak's on the face just note that you have been warned 100's of times on this forum what can happen to you and please, please, do not report back on here if things go bad for you because you have had the perfect chance to prevent yourself from being harmed and did not listen. Good luck! You'll need it!
Hi I am new to this forum and I am trying to reach Richard Beasley or anyone who has any information on the class action lawsuit. I have some unanswered medical concerns that I would like to also ask about that I have been suffering since using Aldara on my face. I had no idea how dangerous this drug was and no warnings from my Doctor nor pharmacist. I wish I had read these warnings and stories before I unknowingly put that poison on my face. My Doctor will never ever understand the damage and injury she has caused me for life. If I could trade places with her I would so she could feel the pain and suffering I feel every day 24/7.
[email protected]
Trinity

Winnipeg, Canada

#1978 Apr 3, 2013
Aldara1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I said I would not let myself get involved again with trying to talk people away from using aldara because it doesn't seem to sink in until the ill health sets in on them personally. But, I hope you are not using aldara for melanoma's because if you are you are in more trouble than anyone else on this forum. And if you are not and are using it on BCC's or Ak's on the face just note that you have been warned 100's of times on this forum what can happen to you and please, please, do not report back on here if things go bad for you because you have had the perfect chance to prevent yourself from being harmed and did not listen. Good luck! You'll need it!
I am trying to get in touch with Richard Beasely in Texas and I have not been able to reach him by email. I too am a victim of Aldara and I did not know of its horrific side effects until it was too late and it was in my system making me ill forever. Please Richard or anyone. who has extensive knowledge on this poison could you email me at [email protected] and I would like to personally speak with you to at least know I am not alone in this nightmare. Thank you (April 3,2013)
Michele

Bloemfontein, South Africa

#1979 Apr 6, 2013
Hi Mandi just want to tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope things are getting a little easier for you. Somebody emailed me from canada, and today and I was in tears when I heard her story she is also so sick. I really don't know why people would even use this evil shit after reading everything that everybody has experienced on this site. I just wish I had stumbled on it before I used the evil shit, because I would not have gone near it. So mandi you are right use at your own detriment. And also people out their this is not a chemotherapy drug, because at least after you stop chemotherapy after a while you feel normal again. This is a immune modifier, so it alters your immune system and that could be forever. Just remember if you decide to use Aldara you are in for ALDRAMA sorry my new name for it. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Love and hugs Michele xxx
SMO

Mobile, AL

#1980 Apr 6, 2013
Wish I had researched before using. Was on imiquimod for 16 weeks at the end of 2012 for GW in butt area. Have since experienced sever jaw pain (MRI showed significant arthritis) and severe knee and hip pain/stiffness (again, significant arthritis). Hard to walk. Can hardly chew. In consistent pain, especially all throughout legs and leg muscles/joints. Before use of this product, I was a healthy 32-year old with no pain. Now I feel like I'm 85, in pain and hard to function normally each day. Contemplating contacting a lawyer, but have no clue what I'm doing or if it's even worth the trouble. Two doctors say that it is highly unlikely to be the imiquimod that has caused this, but what else could cause me to go from great health to frailty in a matter of 3 months? Seeing a rheumatologist (sp?) next week. Maybe I'll have more info then. Cheers!
Michele

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

#1981 Apr 8, 2013
Anybody out there from south Africa who is injured from Aldara. Pls contact me on my email [email protected] Come guys we need to stand together to get this off the market stat. This is really serious and I have just found out that 2 people have passed away in the last month due to Aldara poison. The more of us their are the better. I will find a lawyer to represent us all. This is not only about us. Some of us are worse than others, it is a moral issue and we need to make sure that others don't die or become permanently injured because of this disgusting toxic cream. Found a site that Anglo American gold helps with finance and supplies lawyers and medical assistance for those injured in the USA. I have contacted them and one of their lawyers came back to me saying can't take my case but would work with our lawyers here to help where they could. COME ON THE MORE OF US THERE ARE THE MORE OF AN IMPACT WE WILL MAKE. The doctors in this country know absolutely nothing about this drug or how to treat you once it all goes wrong. This to me is an absolute joke as I have found pages and pages of info which all pretty much makes sense to me. I AM GOPSMACKED AT THE IGNORANCE OF DOCTORS AND PHARMACISTS IN THIS COUNTRY.
Michele

Johannesburg, South Africa

#1982 Apr 8, 2013
SMO wrote:
Wish I had researched before using. Was on imiquimod for 16 weeks at the end of 2012 for GW in butt area. Have since experienced sever jaw pain (MRI showed significant arthritis) and severe knee and hip pain/stiffness (again, significant arthritis). Hard to walk. Can hardly chew. In consistent pain, especially all throughout legs and leg muscles/joints. Before use of this product, I was a healthy 32-year old with no pain. Now I feel like I'm 85, in pain and hard to function normally each day. Contemplating contacting a lawyer, but have no clue what I'm doing or if it's even worth the trouble. Two doctors say that it is highly unlikely to be the imiquimod that has caused this, but what else could cause me to go from great health to frailty in a matter of 3 months? Seeing a rheumatologist (sp?) next week. Maybe I'll have more info then. Cheers!
Contact Anglo american gold Aldara lawsuit, you are lucky to have help in the USA unlike some of us in other countries. It is worth the trouble if we are going to get the shit off the market. We are human g pigs for pharmaceutical companies. 3M needs to pay they have no morals and conscious. I have been in contact with Inova who market it in SA and they have told me that they will not take any calls or correspondence from me. This cream alters your immune system and it could be forever so like mandi says anybody who uses it is playing russian Roulette. As for treatment nobody knows what to do with the immune system and doctors 99 percent don't have a clue
Janey

Brisbane, Australia

#1983 Apr 18, 2013
Hi :) Ive been prescribed aldara for my lips, very sun damaged.... and now after researching I am not very keen to use... If it is this painful with the face imagine my bottom lip for 8 weeks? Please let me know what you think?
brenda Bartenstein wrote:
Hi Brenda, I have just finished 8 weeks. Crazy pain!!! Im now on a rest 3 weeks and have to go for it again. Another 2 months all over face. Look and feel like death. I can't believe it is so strong, I.m trying to stay up beat and vigiliant. Good luck! I truely wish there was more dialoge on this painful process, Bye, Brenda
Janey

Brisbane, Australia

#1984 Apr 18, 2013
I have been prescribed this for my bottom lip!!! I am thinking that I might go and see a specialist as after reading all this it scares the hell out of me!
Michele wrote:
<quoted text>
Contact Anglo american gold Aldara lawsuit, you are lucky to have help in the USA unlike some of us in other countries. It is worth the trouble if we are going to get the shit off the market. We are human g pigs for pharmaceutical companies. 3M needs to pay they have no morals and conscious. I have been in contact with Inova who market it in SA and they have told me that they will not take any calls or correspondence from me. This cream alters your immune system and it could be forever so like mandi says anybody who uses it is playing russian Roulette. As for treatment nobody knows what to do with the immune system and doctors 99 percent don't have a clue
Janey

Brisbane, Australia

#1985 Apr 18, 2013
Oh god thank you !! I totally appreciate this!! I was just about to get a script filled for my bottom lip!
Mandi wrote:
good luck if u decide to use aldara.
twice 11 years ago...and my life has been totally destroyed. there r layers and layers and layers to the damage that is done to your body. Russian roulette...how lucky do u feel. oh and by then way...people use this site to tell the story of what has happened to them to help others to avoid this terrible tragedy. I am in ,my second month in hospital this time after being taken to hospital unconscious on the 3rd of march 2013...11 years of torture and pain. never having a good day where I was ok. Oh and did I mention my husband and children that have had to live in hell with me...so I ask again...how lucky do you feel? I wasnt ...... the only money issues I have had due to Aldara is the lack of it.....financially depleted fighting the extreme symptoms....how great would it be to take my family out shopping for new clothes...to really enjoy a fun day not having to worry about EVERYTHING.....be stupid if you choose...I didnt have a choice 11 years ago...you do.
Michele

Pretoria, South Africa

#1986 Apr 19, 2013
Janey don't touch it is dangerous law suit at the mo with FDA to get it off the market. It's not the scabbing weeping etc on the area that's a problem though some people have them severly it's the other stuff that has nothing to do with the area in question that's the problem afterwards. You do not want to f., with your happy immune system this may alter it forever.DON'T GO THERE ALL THE INFO IS HERE FOR PEOPLE THT HAVE EXERIENCE HORENDOUS SIDE EFFECTS and still are. We would have only been to grateful to have seen all this information on this site and all the write ups
Michele

Pretoria, South Africa

#1987 Apr 19, 2013
Janey think of all you mucus membranes in the head area and lips are mucus membrane don't do it there are other things to be used. Efudex don't know much about it only that I have also read side effects but this drug is at least not an immune modifier. Don't listen to your doctors and skin specialists mine told me that their were no side effects at all. We are all just experimental animals that doctors like to use. After this little episode I am only going the natural route and that even I will google to death. Liquid nitrogen people way to go if possible. Might be uncomfortable for a week or 2 but better that being sick for the rest of your life maybe.
Michele

Pretoria, South Africa

#1988 Apr 19, 2013
Janey wrote:
I have been prescribed this for my bottom lip!!! I am thinking that I might go and see a specialist as after reading all this it scares the hell out of me!
<quoted text>
Brenda why are you using it are you mad and you are caring on, sorry hope you have a shitty immune system otherwise you are going to experience huge problems.
Lisa

Dunkirk, NY

#1989 Apr 19, 2013
Good for you Janey! Finally maybe our message is getting out there! Aldara is s dangerous! Its not the pain and site reaction that we are all warning about! That is suppose to happen, but the medication travels internally and can alter your health/immune system....and it ain't pretty! Finally a wise reader actually listened! Wish I would have found this site pre Aldara.
aniga

Kenya

#1990 Apr 27, 2013
I bought aldara cream over the counter and self medicated. I have exceeded the 3 times per week. The overdose started with backpain and fatique which were bearable. Without notice i got extreme headache and nuasea and now am on bed. I am using for genital warts. I am a male.
Michele

Johannesburg, South Africa

#1991 Apr 27, 2013
aniga wrote:
I bought aldara cream over the counter and self medicated. I have exceeded the 3 times per week. The overdose started with backpain and fatique which were bearable. Without notice i got extreme headache and nuasea and now am on bed. I am using for genital warts. I am a male.
Omg noooooo. Hope you have stopped it. I don't know how this cream can just be bought over the counter without prescription, this is absolutely criminal. I don't know what to say to you, it depends how many sachets you have used. I only used one sachet in 2 weeks then I got sick, and have been for three months. This is the first week I am feeling a bit normal. So I pray for you that it goes away, the only thing with this poison is, one never knows. Pls report all symptoms to the authorities, document everything the more people that do this the better. Good luck
regards Michele
Nirvana

Broadbeach, Australia

#1994 May 8, 2013
A new facebook page called ALDARA VICTIMS SUPPORT has just been started by Elaine Hollingsworth, herself a victim.

No-one understands the ravages of Aldara like those who have experienced the negative effects themselves.

Consider joining to share your story and talk with other victims.
bethany warner

United States

#1995 May 17, 2013
I was prescribed aldara for a bcc on my forehead several years ago. I immediately had horrid headaches, but the drs office said it was normal, so I took advil and called it good. It removed the bcc .... and thankfully, I had no long term side effects that I am aware of, but am now questioning joint pain that has began in the last couple of years, I don't see any comments about memory or vision....so probably unrelated problems, but also a new onset for me in the last couple years. I am trying perrins blend for a supposed bcc on my lip now.....mohs looks scary, aldara is not touching me again!!! I feel for all of you with such horrid side effects, we, as patients, are far too trusting..... the drs can't know all, I am trying to be proactive now and am glad I stumbled upon this information for future reference. Thank you all for sharing your stories!
Michele

Johannesburg, South Africa

#1996 May 18, 2013
Bethany joint pains deffinately also memory loss and eye problems. The list goes on. I also have got over mine took 4 months but I am still skeptical so let's see.
Lisa

Dunkirk, NY

#1997 May 19, 2013
Smart girl Bethany...wish every one would heed the warnings before it's too late.

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