Azelac Lotion

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7797.05
100 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Azelac Lotion

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Uses of Azelaic Acid

Azelaic Acid is used in the treatment of acne.
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Side effects of Azelaic Acid

Common

Application site burning, Application site pain, Application site itching.

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How to use Azelaic Acid

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

Azelaic acid works by stopping the production of essential substances in certain bacteria, therefore stopping them growing.
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Uses of Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid is used in the treatment of psoriasis, keratoses and dermatitis.
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Side effects of Salicylic Acid

Common

Skin irritation.

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How to use Salicylic Acid

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

Salicylic acid belongs to a class of medication called keratolytics. It works on reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off..

In Depth Information on Azelac Lotion

Expert advice for Azelaic Acid

  • If you have a sensitive skin, you should apply Azelaic acid only once a day for the first week of treatment and then proceed to twice daily applications.
  • You should not use Azelaic acid for more than 12 months at any time.
  • Before applying the cream/gel, clean the skin thoroughly with plain water and make it dry.
  • Azelaic acid is for external use on the skin only. You should not allow Azelaic acid to come into contact with your eyes, mouth or other inner skin layer (mucous membranes). If it does, wash immediately with large amounts of cool water.
  • Use Azelaic acid with caution if you have asthma, as worsening of symptoms has been reported.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Expert advice for Salicylic Acid

  • It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to salicylic acid or any of the ingredients of the acne cream, ointment, solution, gel, shampoo or medicated plaster.
  • Do not apply salicylic acid to open wounds or irritated skin.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after applying salicylic acid containing application.
  • Do not apply on eyes, nose, genitals or rectum, and avoid touching these areas after applying medication to affected area and before washing your hands.
  • Topical salicylic acid should not be used for genital warts, warts on the face, warts with hair growing from them, warts in the nose or mouth, moles, or birthmarks.
  • Do not cover treated skin with a bandage or heating pad, which can increase the burning sensation. You should not cover the skin with clothing immediately after application.
  • Do not apply this immediately after shaving or bathing.
  • Avoid getting this medication on dentures or any other thing that comes in contact with sensitive parts of the body.
  • Do not use salicylic acid on children or adolescents without the prescription of the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor about any other medication you are taking, or if you have kidney problems or if you are pregnant or breast feeding or are diabetic or have blood circulation problems.
  • The cream, ointment, solution, gel, shampoo, medicated plaster should be used for an indication only as instructed by doctor and not for any other indication.
Warnings
Special precautions for Azelac Lotion
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
Azelac Lotion is probably safe to use during lactation. Lim
ited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Azelac Lotion does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Azelac Lotion is probably safe to use in patients with kidne
y disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Azelac Lotion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Azelac Lotion is probably safe to use in patients with liver
disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Azelac Lotion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Azelac Lotion

Frequently asked questions for Azelaic Acid

Q. Is Azelaic Acid over the counter?
Yes. Azelaic Acid is an over the counter drug
Q. Is Azelaic Acid an AHA/ retinoid/ antibiotic/ DHT blocker/ steroid?
Azelaic Acid is not an AHA/retinoid/antibiotic/steroid. Azelaic Acid may be a potent inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase which in turn decreases the levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone).However, please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. Does Azelaic Acid work for wrinkles/ melasma/hair loss/redness/to get lighter skin?
Azelaic Acid mainly used to treat pimples and no other skin conditions
Q. Does Azelaic Acid exfoliate?
There is not much evidence found for Azelaic Acid exfoliating dead skin
Q. Does Azelaic Acid bleach clothes?
No. Azelaic Acid does not bleach clothes.
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Frequently asked questions for Salicylic Acid

Q. Is Salicylic Acid good for acne/acne scars/ skin/hair/genital warts/ remove dark spots/exfoliate skin?
Salicylic Acid is part of an acne cream/ointment/solution/gel/shampoo/medicated plaster. It is used for curing acne and its scars. It is also used for dandruff problems. It is not used for lightening the skin or exfoliating it. It is not used to cure genital warts
Q. Does Salicylic Acid work?
Salicylic Acid works best if used for an indication at the dose prescribed by the doctor
Q. Does it expire?
Salicylic acid does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date
Q. How does Salicylic Acid work?
Salicylic Acid is used as part of an acne cream/ointment/solution/gel/shampoo/medicated plaster. It works on reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off.
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Substitutes for Azelac

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