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Composition FOR EMEREX

Azelaic Acid(NA)

food interaction for EMEREX

alcohol interaction for EMEREX

pregnancy interaction for EMEREX

lactation interaction for EMEREX

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Emerex oral solution at a fixed time.
Avoid Emerex oral solution with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Emerex oral solution is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Emerex oral solution is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Azelaic Acid(NA)


Emerex oral solution is used in the treatment of acne (pimples)

How it works

Emerex oral solution 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 Emerex oral solution works to treat rosacea is not known.

Common side effects

Application site tingling, Burning sensation, Itching, Skin rash, Stinging sensation


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Expert advice FOR EMEREX

  • 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 EMEREX

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)