Azelaic Acid
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Azelaic Acid?

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• This medicine is used to treat acne.

• This medicine is used to treat rosacea.

• It may take 2 months to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

• Use of other skin products can increase irritation.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Dry skin.

• Itching.

• Skin irritation.

• Change in color of skin.

• Swelling.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department...

 
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