Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . 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 be taken? (Contraindications)
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?
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.