Azelex (Azelaic Acid)
Prescription required. Product of UK/EU. Shipped from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Azelex is also marketed internationally under the name Skinoren Cream.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Azelaic Acid Information
(ay ze lay' ik)
- Wash the affected skin with water and a mild soap or soapless cleansing lotion and pat dry with a soft towel. Ask your doctor to recommend a cleanser, and avoid alcoholic cleansers, tinctures, abrasives, astringents, and peeling agents, especially if you have rosacea.
- Shake the azelaic acid foam well before use.
- Apply a thin layer of gel, or cream to the affected skin. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Apply a thin layer of foam to the entire face including cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose.
- Do not cover the affected area with any bandages, dressings, or wrappings.
- You may apply make-up to your face after the medication is dry.
- Wash your hands with soap and water after you finish handling the medication.
Before using azelaic acid,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to azelaic acid or any other medications.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had asthma, or cold sores that keep coming back.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using azelaic acid, call your doctor.
- you should know that azelaic acid may cause changes in your skin color, especially if you have a dark complexion. Tell your doctor if you notice any changes in your skin color.
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, and eyes
- difficulty swallowing or breathing