AZELAIC ACID - Uses, Warnings, Side Effects, Precautions, Overdose and Brands
RILMENIDINE

AZELAIC ACID

Azelaic acid is an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid that hinders the growth of Propionibacterium acnes in the skin and diminishes keratinization, thus preventing the growth of acne or pimples. It is also known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, and may also be used to whiten the skin. Azelaic acid is often applied to the skin as a cream.

Azelaic acid is used to treat acne vulgaris.

Do not use in people with hypersensitivity to Azelaic acid.

Azelaic acid may have the following side effects:

  • Burning
  • Erythema
  • Stinging
  • Pruritus
  • Dryness and scaling
  • Peeling
  • Irritation
  • Dermatitis

Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Sensitive skin
  • Broken skin
  • Sunburn
  • Eczematous skin
  • Pregnancy and lactation

 

Interactions

There are no known interactions with azelaic acid.

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

If you think you have used this drug more than the usual dose, seek medical help immediately.

 

Available Brand:

  • Skinoren Gel

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