Azelaic Acid

Generic of Azelex, Finacea

What is Azelaic Acid used for?

This medication is used to treat a certain skin condition called rosacea. It helps to reduce the number of inflamed skin lesions.

CHEMICAL NAME

Azelaic Acid

DRUG TYPE

Skin Conditions
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Azelaic Acid Frequently Asked Questions

This medication is for use only on the skin.

Clean the affected area with a mild soap or soap-free cleanser and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of medication to the skin as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. Gently massage the medication into the affected area. Wash your hands well after application. Make-up may be applied after the medication has dried.

Avoid getting any of this medication in the eyes or inside the nose or mouth. If it does get in your eyes, wash them right away with plenty of water. Call your doctor if eye irritation lasts.

Do not use large amounts or apply this product more often than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may be increased. Improvement is usually seen within 4 weeks. However, it may take several weeks of continued use before the full effects of this medication are seen. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsen.

Do not apply any dressing or covering over the treated area unless directed by your doctor.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Azelaic Acid Dosage and Form Information

Gel
15 %

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