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Azecne Cream


Overview

Introduction

Azecne Cream is a topical medication used in the treatment of acne (pimples). It effectively relieves symptoms such as lumps, redness and swelling associated with different forms of acne by killing the acne-causing bacteria.

Before applying Azecne Cream, clean thoroughly the affected area and make it dry. Do not forget to wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area. Avoid getting in contact with eyes, mouth, or inside the nose. In case of accidental contact, wash immediately with large amounts of cold water.

Azecne Cream may cause burning sensation, irritation, itching, or redness around the area of application at the beginning of treatment. If you experience any of these side effects that does not go away with time, you should stop using and tell your doctor.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant, you should consult your doctor before you use this medicine as it may cause side effect that could be harmful to the developing baby.

Uses of Azecne Cream

Side effects of Azecne Cream

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

How to use Azecne 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 Azecne Cream works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azecne Cream is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azecne Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Azecne Cream?

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

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Quick Tips

  • 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

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Any face cream for pimples
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Please send the pictures of affected area for Diagnosis.Treatment for Acne:-Aclind Gel / Faceclin Gel / D?ACNE Plus gel for application twice daily over affected area. For Marks (spots) - DUCRAY Photoscreen Depigment Cream / Demelan cream for application once in a week at night (very little on marks over marks only) The Treatment provided is based on a provisional diagnosis formed on Face wash with Rejuglow Facewash/ Episoft OC Cleanser/ Saslic DS Wash. Tab. Limcee 500mg once daily for one month. Tab. Ascazin twice daily for one month. Combination peels can be performed by a dermatologist in order to improve pimples , marks and scars . Blood test for serum Insulin Fasting (F) & Postprandial (PP)
Acne & dark spot removal best cream
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Faceclin gel twice daily over affected area. Apply Photoscreen Depigment cream once weekly at night ( very little on marks only). Rejuglow face wash/Episoft OC cleanser/Saslic DS wash. Tab.Limcee 500mg once daily for one month. Tab.Ascazin twice daily for one month.Combination peels to clear face & spots, done at skin clinic by dermatologist.
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FAQs

Q. What amount of Azecne 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 Azecne take to show complete effect?

The time taken by Azecne 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 Azecne regularly for several months. However, you should not use Azecne for more than 12 months at any time.

Q. Does Azecne lighten skin?

Azecne 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 Azecne help blackheads?

Azecne 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 Azecne be used to treat melasma?

Azecne 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 Azecne 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 Azecne be used?

Azecne 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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