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All about: Azelex

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Generic name: Azelaic acid
Brand names: Finevin, Azelex

Why is Azelex prescribed?

Azelex is a cream used to help clear up mild to moderate acne. The skin eruptions and inflammation of acne typically begin during puberty, when oily secretions undergo an increase.

Most important fact about Azelex

You should keep using Azelex regularly, even if you see no immediate improvement. It takes up to 4 weeks for Azelex to show results.

How should you use medication?

Use Azelex once in the morning and again in the evening. Wash the areas to be treated and pat dry. Apply a thin film of the medication and gently but thoroughly massage it into the skin. Wash your hands afterwards.

Do not put bandages or dressings over the treated areas. Avoid getting the medication in the eyes, mouth, or nose. If any of it does get into your eyes, wash it out with large amounts of water. Call your doctor if your eyes remain irritated.

--If you miss a dose...

Apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule.

--Storage instructions...

Store at room temperature. Protect the cream from freezing.

What side effects may occur?

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using Azelex.

  • Side effects may include...
    Burning, itching, stinging, tingling

Why should Azelex not be prescribed?

Do not use Azelex if it causes an allergic reaction.

Special warnings about Azelex

Azelex may cause some itching, burning, or stinging when you first begin treatment. You can expect this to stop as treatment continues. If it doesn't, you should check with your doctor. You may have to cut back to a single application daily, or even temporarily stop using Azelex.

Azelex has been known to occasionally have a bleaching effect on the skin. Report any abnormal changes in skin color to your doctor.

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Azelex

No interactions have been reported.

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

The effects of Azelex during pregnancy and breastfeeding have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, notify your doctor immediately. Small amounts of Azelex could appear in breast milk. If you are nursing, use Azelex with caution.

Recommended dosage

The usual dose is a thin film of Azelex applied twice a day.

Overdosage

An overdose is unlikely. However, if your skin becomes severely irritated, you should stop applying the medication and call your doctor.

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