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Dr. Michael Gabor
19 doctors shared insights

Azelex (Overview)

Azelex is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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How are epiduo and/or azelex (azelaic acid)?

How are epiduo and/or azelex (azelaic acid)?

Drugs: Both drugs are excellent in treating mild to moderate severe acne ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
19 doctors shared insights

Azelex (Overview)

Azelex is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Is it safe to use azelex (azelaic acid) during pregnancy. I've read articles that say yes and some that say no. ?

Is it safe to use azelex (azelaic acid) during pregnancy. I've read articles that say yes and some that say no.
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Azelex (azelaic acid): According to epocrates, pregnancy category b "animal studies show no risk/adverse fetal effects but controlled human 1st trimester studies not available/do not confirm; no evidence of 2nd/3rd trimester risk; fetal harm possible but unlikely". Caution advised if breast feeding due to inadequate literature availability for assessing risk. Weigh possible risks against benefits. ...Read more

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Acne medicine-(azelaic acid) - itching side effects; how to deal?

Acne medicine-(azelaic acid) - itching side effects; how to deal?

ACNE: Not familiar with your rx, but if causes itching, discontinue it or change it. You can use benzoyl peroxide or retin a (tretinoin) cream or see dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take azelaic acid to get rid of brown marks?

How long does it take azelaic acid to get rid of  brown marks?

Months: It can takes many months to see an effect, if at all. Make certain to also use a high spf, broad spectrum sunscreen daily to prevent more damage and repigmentation. ...Read more

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Does azelaic acid to fade brown marks?

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. ...Read more

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What is the use for azelaic acid cream?

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 lightener in patients with skin pigmentation called melasma. I believe it is only approved to treat rosacea and is used "off-label" to treat other conditions. ...Read more

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How are epiduo and/or azelex (azelaic acid)?

Drugs: Both drugs are excellent in treating mild to moderate severe acne ...Read more

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Does azelex (azelaic acid) cause initial breakout?

Azelex (azelaic acid): Axelex can initially cause breakout and if the breakouts continue to occur stop the medication and use another product. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 doctors shared insights

Azelaic Acid (Definition)

Azelaic acid is an acne agent which is a ...Read more