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over the counter azelaic acid

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It requires a prescription from your doctor.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It is a prescription only medication.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Won't work: It's not a bad option for preventing new lesions from forming. The red and/or pigmented lesions need to fade over time. If you are still getting lesio ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Rosacea, Melasma: Azelaic acid (finacea) is primarily use to treat rosacea and sometimes it can be helpful in treating acne. It is also sometimes used as a skin lighte ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Acne: Both drugs are excellent for the control of acne
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Drugs: Both drugs are excellent in treating mild to moderate severe acne
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Azelex (azelaic acid): Axelex can initially cause breakout and if the breakouts continue to occur stop the medication and use another product.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Acne meds: Both medication are very beneficial against acne
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Sometimes: Azelaic acid is sometimes used to fade brown spots of sun damage called lentigenes. It is not very effective at this, but sometimes it can help.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Always exercise caution with multiplemedications, let your doctor know on your next follow up visit of the medicines you are on, even OTC mefications, ... Read More

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