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Azac 20% Cream

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Overview

Uses of Azac Cream

Azac Cream side effects

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Azac Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Azac Cream works

Azelaic acid works by killing the acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation (redness and swelling) of the skin.

Azac Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Azac 20% Cream is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Azac 20% Cream is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Azac Cream?

If you miss a dose of Azac 20% Cream, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Apply it precisely only over the affected area. If irritation happens, stop using it and consult your doctor.
  • If you have sensitive skin, you should apply Azelaic acid only once a day for the first week of treatment and then proceed to twice daily applications.
  • Before applying the cream/gel, clean the skin thoroughly with plain water and make it dry.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or other inner skin layers (mucous membranes). In case of accidental contact, wash immediately with large amounts of cold water.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Azac

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I have acne. Doctor prescribed isobest-aXNvYmVzdA==">isobest 10mg capsule. This drug (or any other brand of the same generic composition) is not available in chennai. So what should i replace that with?Isobest 10mg for 20 days, azithromycin, fusdic cream, deriva DM gel were prescribed. I got the rest. But isobest is not available in the city
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Please consult with your nearest allopathy doctor as I am homeopath.
Dear sir I trbuled by my face on my face there is very spot and scar (acne)and I m also trbuled by melasma.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice, kaiosor guggul 2 tab twice, mhamanjistharisht 20 ml twice after meal with water. apply melatru cream. Take more of liquid in your diet, avoid tea and coffee
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FAQs

Q. What amount of Azac should be applied?

Use it exactly as recommended by your doctor. As a guide, if the whole of your face is affected, use 2.5 cm (approx. 0.5 g) of cream each time. If you have acne on your chest and back, as well as your face, adjust the amount of cream accordingly.

Q. How long does Azac take to show complete effect?

The time taken by Azac to cure acne varies from individual to individual. It depends upon the severity of acne at the start of the treatment. Usually, the condition shows a distinct improvement after about 4 weeks. For best results, your doctor may prescribe to use Azac regularly for several months. However, you should not use Azac for more than 12 months at any time.

Q. Does Azac lighten skin?

Azac may cause change in skin color, especially if you have dark colored skin. If you notice any change in your skin color, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. Does Azac help blackheads?

Azac works by killing the bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that is responsible for acne. It also reduces growth of the harder outermost skin cells that block the pores of the skin to cause blackheads and whiteheads.

Q. Can Azac be used to treat melasma?

Azac is not approved for treating melasma. It should be used to treat acne and rosacea (a skin disease that causes redness, flushing, and pimples on the face). However, it may be used for melasma if prescribed by the doctor.

Q. How should Azac be applied?

The area to be treated should be thoroughly washed with water. If the skin is greasy, use a mild cleanser. You should dry the skin before applying the cream. After applying the cream, rub it gently. Wash your hands thoroughly after using it.

Q. How often should Azac be used?

Azac should be applied to the affected areas of the skin twice daily (morning and evening), unless the doctor directs otherwise. People with very sensitive skin should use it only once a day (in the evening) during the first week of the treatment. After the first week, they can proceed to using it twice a day.

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References
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  2. Burkhart C, Morrell D, Goldsmith L. Dermatological Pharmacology. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1830.
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