AZELEX® (azelaic acid cream) 20%
AZELEX® is a mild emollient and moisturizing formula indicated for the topical treatment of mild-to-moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. AZELEX® is believed to work with dual modes of action - antimicrobial activity and normalization of keratinization (the process by which epithelial cells mature as they move toward the skin surface and then slough off) - which attacks two of the major causes of acne.
Ask your doctor if AZELEX® is right for you.
Important Safety Information
AZELEX® is contraindicated in individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components. AZELEX® cream is for dermatologic use only and not for ophthalmic use. There have been isolated reports of hypopigmentation after use of azelaic acid. Since azelaic acid has not been well studied in patients with dark complexions, these patients should be monitored for early signs of hypopigmentation.
During U.S. clinical trials with AZELEX® Cream, adverse reactions were generally mild and transient in nature. The most common adverse reactions occurring in approximately 1 to 5 percent of patients were pruritus, burning, stinging and tingling. Other adverse reactions such as erythema, dryness, rash, peeling, irritation, dermatitis, and contact dermatitis were reported in less than 1 percent of subjects. There is the potential for experiencing allergic reactions with use of AZELEX® Cream.