How to Take Azelaic Acid and Dose of Azelaic Acid


Find out how to take Azelaic Acid (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Azelaic Acid


How it should be taken  

It comes as a topical applicant, apply as directed by your physician.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Adult: As 20% cream or 15% gel: Apply thin film twice daily.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a naturally occurring saturated dicarboxylic acid, used for skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.  

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution needed during pregnancy, lactation.
Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or other mucous membranes.
Recommend patient to use only very mild soaps or cleansing lotions without soap for facial washing.

Storage Conditions  

Keep this medication in an airtight container, and keep away from children. Store it at room temperature.
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