Azelec Cream is a topical medication used in the treatment of acne (pimples). It effectively relieves symptoms such as lumps, redness and swelling assoc... View More
Uses of Azelec Cream
Side effects of Azelec Cream
How to use Azelec Cream
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and ... View More
How Azelec Cream works
Azelaic acid works by killing the acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation (redness and swelling) of the skin.
What if you forget to take Azelec Cream?
If you miss a dose of Azelec Cream, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Acne vulgaris, Rosacea, Rosacea melasma, Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Cleanse affected area with mild soap or soapless cleansing lotion and pat dry before applying. Apply thinly into the affected areas bid (morning and eve... View More
Topical Acne vulgaris Adult: As 20% cream: Apply into the affected areas bid (morning and evening). Improvement may be detectable w/n 4 wk. Duration o... View More
Topical Acne vulgaris, Rosacea Child: >12 yr Same as adult dose. <12 years: Safety and efficacy not established
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Mode of Action
Azelaic acid is a naturally-occurring aliphatic dicarboxylic acid. The exact mechanism of action in treatment of acne vulgaries has not been fully estab... View More
Pregnancy, lactation. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or other mucous membranes. Occlusive dressings or wrappings should not be used. Recommend patient t... View More
>10% Burning/ stinging/ tingling (4-16%) 1-10% Pruritus (1-6%),Scaling/ dry skin/ xerosis (1-5%),Erythema/ irritation (1-2%) <1% Contact dermat... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: B Lactation: enters breast milk; use with caution
There have been no formal studies of the interaction of Azelaic Acid Gel with other drugs.