Azelaic acid cream (Azelex®
) is a prescription acne medication
. It comes as a cream that is applied to the skin twice daily.
Just like any medicine, azelaic acid cream can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects seen with azelaic acid cream may include but are not limited to: