Finacea (Topical)

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Finacea (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Finacea (Topical)

Finacea (Topical) Medication Classification

AZELAIC ACID (On the skin)

Finacea (Topical) Brandname

Azelex, Finacea

Finacea (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 Finacea (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to azelaic acid or propylene glycol.

How Should You Use Finacea (Topical)

Cream, Gel/Jelly

  • 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 Finacea (Topical) Storage

Store Finacea (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Finacea (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Finacea (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."

Finacea (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.

Finacea (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

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Mert, Mert - 01/10/2014

When we brought in two sytars, they were covered in ring worms. We found out when we had to take my little sister to the doctor because she was infected with so many. The vet merely gave us some oral medications for the kittens and we slipped it in wet food, cleared it right up.But, like everyone else is saying, while you're cat is being treated, either don't touch it or wash your hands immediatly after. =DGood luck!