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Azelex Cream can be given to treat cases of mild to moderate acne. Azelex Cream contains Azelaic Acid, a dicarboxylic acid that reduces bacteria by keeping your pores open and clean to decrease the amount of acne.
Wash your hands and the effected areas with soap and water before using Azelex Cream. Once dry apply the medication to the effected areas twice a day, once in the morning, and once again in the evening.
Try to keep an application routine while using this medication, and use it at the same time each day to build of a routine. Regular use ensures the best results occur during treatment. Do not use more cream than is directed by the medications instructions or doctors orders. On average improvement will be seen after a month.
Avoid contact with sensitive areas like your eyes and mouth. Wash the area with water if Azelex Cream comes into contact with any sensitive area.
Azelex Cream may have ingredients that could induce an allergic reaction. Speak with your doctor regarding known allergies or sensitivities before using this medication. Additionally you should consult your doctor about prior medical conditions and disclose any medications or supplements you are taking to ensure there are no interactions while taking Azelex Cream.
Some side effects can include: temporary stinging, burning, itching, tingling, drying, or flaking of the skin.
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help managing any side effects that become too severe during your treatment with Azelex Cream.
Q: Can I use Azelex Cream while pregnant?
A: You should consult your doctor to discuss the risk involved with taking Azelex Cream while pregnant. There is not enough medical data to know if this this medication can pass into the breast milk of a nursing mother. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before using this medication while breast feeding.
Q: How should I store Azelex Cream?
A: This should be stored at room temperature away from children and pets. Never dispose this medication in wastewater. If you are unsure of how to safely dispose unwanted or expired medications speak with your local pharmacist for disposal options.
Q: What if I miss a dose?
A: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your missed does is close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the scheduled dose to avoid using too much cream.
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