Azelex Cream is a topical antibacterial. Azelaic is a drug which is used for the treatment of acne. It works by killing the bacteria that causes acne. This topical antibacterial cream helps renew the skin quickly, thereby reducing the formation of pimples and blackheads. The recommended dose of Generic for Azelex is application of a thin film onto the affected area twice a day. Before application of the cream, clean the affected area and pat dry. Then apply a thin layer and massage in gently.
Azelex (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information
Azelex (Topical) Medication Classification
AZELAIC ACID (On the skin)
Azelex (Topical) Brandname
Azelex (Topical) is used for the Treatment
Azelaic Acid (ay-ze-LAY-ik AS-id) Treats rosacea (on-going skin redness with pimples) and severe acne.
When To Not Use Azelex (Topical)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to azelaic acid or propylene glycol.
How Should You Use Azelex (Topical)
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to apply and how often. Do not use more medicine or apply it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away. Call your doctor if you get the medicine in your eyes and you have eye pain, itching, burning, or redness that does not go away.
- Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
- Before using this medicine, wash the affected skin areas with mild soap or a soapless cleansing lotion. Gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
- Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Rub it in gently.
- Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless your doctor has told you to.
- If you are using this medicine to treat rosacea, you might need to avoid eating spicy foods and drinking alcohol or hot drinks (such as hot coffee or tea). Talk with your doctor to see if it might help to make changes to your diet. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, apply it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper Azelex (Topical) Storage
Store Azelex (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Azelex (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Azelex (Topical)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Do not use cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated skin areas, unless your doctor has told you it is okay. If you do apply cosmetics to your skin, wait until this medicine is dry before applying them.
- Avoid using skin care products that contain alcohol. Products that contain alcohol may say "astringent," "tincture," or "oil-controlling" on their labels. Also avoid skin care products that peel off (such as masks) or products that are abrasive. Labels on abrasive products may read "exfoliating."
Azelex (Topical) Warnings
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor.
Azelex (Topical) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Increased skin redness
- Severe skin rash, swelling, itching, burning, peeling, or stinging If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild skin burning, stinging, tingling, dryness, or itching
- Skin color gets lighter in areas where medicine was applied