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What is Finacea Gel used for?

Finacea Gel is a topical medication that is prescribed to treat mild to moderate rosacea. Rosacea is a skin condition that causes long-term inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and/or eyelids, with increased redness or acne-like eruptions in these areas of the face.  

Some people use azelaic to treat acne scarring in addition to active outbreaks. Azelaic acid encourages cell turnover, which is a way to reduce how severe scarring appears. It also prevents what’s known as melanin synthesis, the ability of your skin to produce pigments that can vary your skin’s tone.

You can buy Finacea Gel (Azelaic Acid) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Finacea Gel generic alternative available for purchase.


How does Finacea work?

Finacea is a topical gel containing Azelaic Acid, a naturally occurring acid. The Azelaic Acid dosage in the medication works by killing bacteria and helping the skin renew itself more quickly. It clears the pores of bacteria that may be causing the irritation or breakouts. Azelaic acid is a naturally occurring acid found in grains such as barley, wheat, and rye.

Before taking Finacea Gel, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Apply and rub in a thin film of the topical gel twice daily, morning and evening, to the entire affected area after washing. For some strengths of Finacea Gel topical, your doctor may advise you to apply a thin film once daily to the affected area.

Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Azelaic Acid dosage in your system. This medication should be applied on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Finacea Gel dosage that you use will depend on your condition and your age. Use the Finacea Gel dosage exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose without consulting your doctor first.


Finacea Gel may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.

Side Effects

Some common Finacea Gel side effects include:

Mild itching, burning, stinging, or tingling of the skin

Some serious Finacea Gel side effects include:

Severe itching, burning, stinging, or tingling of the skin, severe redness, peeling, or other irritation, rash, change in skin color, hives, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat

If any side effects of Azelaic Acid become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

A: There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stopping taking this medication.


Q: What is the best dosage to take?

A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best Finacea Gel dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.


Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?

A: Other factors like diet and exercise can influence how effective the medication is. It can take time to see results, be sure to take the medication regularly to see the best results. Stick to any lifestyle changes you have made to help control your blood sugar levels.


Q: What happens if I miss a dose?

A: Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.


Q: What is the best way to store this medication?

A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.


Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

A:  Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.

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