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.
Azelac Lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Azelac Lotion is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.