Generic Name and Formulations:
Azelaic acid 20%; crm.
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.
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.
Pruritus, burning, stinging, tingling; rare: exacerbation of asthma or of recurrent herpes labialis, vitiligo depigmentation, small depigmented spots, hypertrichosis, reddening.
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