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Composition for AZELAC

Azelaic Acid(5%),Salicylic Acid(2%)

food interaction for AZELAC

alcohol interaction for AZELAC

pregnancy interaction for AZELAC

lactation interaction for AZELAC

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Azelac lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for AZELAC

Azelaic Acid(5%)

Uses

Azelaic Acid is used in the treatment of acne (pimples).

How it works

Azelaic acid belongs to a class of drugs called dicarboxylic acids. It works to treat pimples by killing the bacteria that cause infection of skin pores and by decreasing production of keratin, a natural substance that can lead to the development of pimples. The way Azelaic acid works to treat rosacea is not known.

Common side effects

Application site tingling, Burning sensation, Itching, Skin rash, Stinging sensation
Salicylic Acid(2%)

Uses

Salicylic Acid is used in the treatment of acne (pimples).

How it 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.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Application site burning, Confusion, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Hearing loss, Ringing in ear, Skin irritation

SUBSTITUTES for AZELAC

No substitutes found

Expert advice for AZELAC

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for AZELAC

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.

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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Content on this page was last updated on 08 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)