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Azelac Lotion

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Product introduction

Azelac Lotion is a combination of medicines that are used to treat acne. It helps in minimizing oil production and reducing inflammation. It kills microorganisms which cause acne and prevents further infection.

Azelac Lotion should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is for external use only. Wash your hands before using this medicine. Apply only on the affected areas of the skin. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. The most common side effects include skin irritation, itchiness, redness, burning and tingling sensation at the application site.

If this side effect persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your eyes, ears, nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water. Inform your doctor if you notice darkening or discoloration, or severe burning sensation at the treated skin.

Inform your doctor if you have known allergies from this medicine. If you are pregnant or suffering from any other condition, please inform your doctor. This medicine is safe to use in breastfeeding mothers. It is advised to avoid exposure to sunlight after using this medicine.

Uses of Azelac Lotion

Benefits of Azelac Lotion

In Acne

Azelac Lotion is used to treat and control acne. It also has a mild drying effect that allows excess oil and dirt to be easily washed away from the face. This helps keep your pores open and prevent further acne breakouts. Azelac Lotion usually takes a few weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep using it even if it appears not to be working. This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as acne reduces.

Side effects of Azelac Lotion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Azelac

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

How to use Azelac Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Azelac Lotion works

Azelac Lotion is a combination of two medicines: Azelaic Acid and Salicylic Acid which treat acne (pimples). Azelaic Acid is a naturally occurring acid which works by killing the acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation (redness and swelling) of the skin. Salicylic Acid is a keratolytic medicine which also kills acne-causing bacteria. It additionally reduces oil production in the skin, replenishes skin cells and helps keep your pores open.

Safety advice

No interaction found/established
Azelac Lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Azelac Lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Azelac Lotion?

If you miss a dose of Azelac Lotion, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Azelac Lotion is prescribed for the treatment of acne.
  • Apply it precisely only over the affected area in the exact dose prescribed by the doctor.
  • Before using Azelac Lotion, wash your face with a mild or medicated facewash and gently pat dry with a clean towel.
  • It makes your skin sensitive to sunlight. Use protective measures like sunscreen (with minimum SPF 15) or wearing a hat whenever you step outside.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. In case of accidental contact, rinse immediately with water.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice unusual dryness, redness, and peeling of the skin.

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Patient concerns

Last 4 years I has a underground acne or pimple on my nose. It doesn't pop out. It seems to be very annoying to my personality. I searched google and found a solution know as Ren?e Rouleau Anti Cysts (salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide) available in US. Do we anything in India? I want get rid of this acne.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Yes . Salicylic acid is very effective . You can get Azelac lotion ( Mediderma ) in the US . Apply alternate night over these comedonal acne . This is effective
I need to get ridoff from darkening of nasalabial folds
Dr. Atula Gupta
Azelac lotion for application alternate night over folds for 1 month . Use little

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unit # 205, 2nd floor, tower d, global business park, m.g, mehrauli-gurgaon rd, gurugram, haryana 122002
Country of origin: India
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MRP7797.05  18% OFF
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