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What is Azelex Cream (Azelaic Acid) prescribed for?

Acne is very common; nearly everyone has suffered from a pimple outbreak at some point in their life. It starts when greasy secretions from the skins oil glands plug the tiny openings for hair follicles, also known as plugged pores.

If the openings are large enough the clog takes form of a black head, and if the openings stay small, the clogs from what is known as a pimple. And while acne usually remains within adolescence, about 20% of adults still remain plagued by acne.

Azelex Cream I used to treat mild or moderate acne. Azelaic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as dicarboxylic acids. The medication works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin, and helps by keeping your pores open and unblocked, which decreases the amount of acne pimples.

Before using this medication, be sure to clean the affected are and pat dry. Apply this medication to the skin, usually twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening. Apply a thin layer and then gently message into the affected are on the skin.  Make sure to wash your hands afterwards.

Avoid contact in or near the eyes, nose and mouth. If this medication finds its way into any of these areas, wash away with plenty of water and call you doctor if irritation persists.

Do not take large amounts of this medication , or apply it more then what has been directed to you by your doctor. Doing so may put you at risk of side effects. Make sure ot use this medication for the full course of the treatment given to you.  It usually takes about one month to see any improvements.


Before taking Azelex Cream (Azelaic Acid) inform you doctor if you are allergic to it, or to any other medications. Also to let him know of any other allergies that you may have in general.

Also make note to tell you doctor of your medical history.

Side Effects

These side effects may occur, however they are known to lessen as  your body adjusts to the medication. The side effects are listed here; Temporary stinging, burning, itching, or tingling of the skin.  However, if the irritation grows or continues, it is best then to consult your doctor promptly.

Rarely, some people may experience lightening of skin color (hypopigmentation) after using this medication. This side effect may be more noticeable in people with dark skin color. Consult your doctor for more details and report any skin color changes.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.


What is Azelaic acid?

Azelex cream has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which make them idea in treating skin conditions such as Acne and Rosacea. The acid helps to prevent future outbreaks and it cleans bacteria from your pores that can cause acne. This medication comes in the singular dose of 20%. It is also sold as Azelex Cream as the brand, the generic is known as Azelaic Acid Cream. On another note the brand Azelex Cream is known as Skinoren on an international level. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.     


How to use Azelaic Acid?

Be sure to wash your hands and the affected area before use. Pat dry afterwards. When ready, apply a thin layer of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in. Make sure to wash your hands afterwards and do not cover, bandage or wrap the affected area unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.


Where to buy Azelex Cream?

Azelex Cream falls into Medicare’s Tier 2 of their formulary. Tier 2 medications are usually classified as “non-preferred generics”. And they generally do cost a bit more. However, you can find more affordable options on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $38.00 for 15 grams.

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