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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Azelaic acid 20%; crm.


Therapeutic Use:

Indications for AZELEX:

Mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris.


Wash and dry skin. Massage thin film gently into affected areas twice daily (AM and PM). Wash hands after use. If persistent irritation occurs, may decrease to once daily.


Not recommended.


Monitor patients with dark complexions for hypopigmentation. Discontinue if sensitivity or severe irritation develops. Avoid mouth, eyes, other mucous membranes, and occlusive dressings. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Antibacterial/antikeratinizing agent.

Adverse Reactions:

Pruritus, burning, stinging, tingling; rare: exacerbation of asthma or of recurrent herpes labialis, vitiligo depigmentation, small depigmented spots, hypertrichosis, reddening.

How Supplied:

Crm—30g, 50g

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