Azelaic Acid Cream Information
Your healthcare provider may prescribe azelaic acid cream (Azelex®) if you have acne. Specifically, this medication is approved for treating mild-to-moderate inflammatory acne in adults and children as young as 12 years old.
Before starting treatment, it's important to review the safety information on azelaic acid cream. This drug may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical issues you may have, including any allergies. Although this skin cream is unlikely to react with other drugs, it may cause irritation when used with other skin products. Therefore, let your healthcare provider know if you are using things such as sunscreen, lotions, or cosmetics.
This prescription medication is applied to the affected areas twice daily. Although most people tolerate azelaic acid cream well, side effects are possible and can include itching, stinging, and burning.
(For more information on this drug, click Azelaic Acid Cream. This article gives a more in-depth discussion on this product, explaining how this skin cream works, what to expect while using it, and what to tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)