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General Information on Azelaic Acid

Generic Name : Azelaic Acid

Pronunciation : ah zeh LAY ic AH sid

Latest prescription information about Azelaic Acid. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Azelaic Acid

India- Aziderm, shaltop, Trigaine.
International- Aziderm Cream.

Why is Azelaic Acid Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Azelaic Acid not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Azelaic Acid?

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

How should Azelaic Acid be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Azelaic Acid?

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.

What are the side effects of Azelaic Acid?

  Local: Itching, burning, stinging, tingling, rash.

What are the other precautions for Azelaic Acid?

Safety and efficacy not established in children <12 yr.

What are the storage conditions for Azelaic Acid?

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

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bala, New Zealand

U definitely suffer from candida infection. U r lucky because there is a definite permanent cure. Kill the candida albicans in the guts(stomach and liver)and u r cured for life.
1. take garlic tablets, acidophilus b tabls(in empty stomach),steam ur face with hot water twice for 20 mins)
2. dont eat flour, rice, sugar and any processed food and u r good to go.
3. Do a detox of your body before doing step 1 and 2.

reply for any help.

u can see the clear skin in 3 days after ur detox,and a month to completely cure.

lakhwinder, India

My face is covered with acne from last 3-4 years. When it occurs I use erytop clindamycin & also used acnelak soap for face wash..but after few days acne will reoccur,I also suffer from constipation..reply

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