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Exazel 15% Cream

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Exazel 15% Cream is a topical medication used in the treatment of acne (pimples). It effectively relieves symptoms such as lumps, redness and swelling associated with different forms of acne by killing the acne causing bacteria.

Exazel 15% Cream is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean.

Exazel 15% Cream has a few potential side effects but not everyone will get them. These may include application site reactions like burning, irritation, itching, and redness. Serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare but let your doctor know if you’re bothered by side effects or they do not go away. Make sure you read the instructions that come with your medicine. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact, you should rinse eyes thoroughly with water.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant, you should consult your doctor before using this medicine as it may cause side effects that could be harmful to the developing baby.

Uses of Exazel Cream

Benefits of Exazel Cream

In Acne

Exazel 15% Cream treats acne, commonly called pimples. It kills the acne-causing bacteria and prevents spots or pimples from appearing. It usually takes a few weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep using it even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using it, the less likely you are to get scars. This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne free. It should not be used if you have eczema or sunburned skin.

Side effects of Exazel Cream

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 Exazel

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

How to use Exazel Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Exazel Cream works

Azelaic acid works by killing the acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation (redness and swelling) of the skin.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Exazel 15% Cream is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Exazel 15% Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Exazel Cream?

If you miss a dose of Exazel 15% Cream, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Apply it precisely only over the affected area. If irritation happens, stop using it and consult your doctor.
  • If you have sensitive skin, you should apply Azelaic acid only once a day for the first week of treatment and then proceed to twice daily applications.
  • Before applying the cream/gel, clean the skin thoroughly with plain water and make it dry.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or other inner skin layers (mucous membranes). In case of accidental contact, wash immediately with large amounts of cold water.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Medium-Chain Fatty Acids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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Dear sir i want to any cream for removing the acne pimples from the face
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
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First acne severity need to be assessed in the clinic. I give tailor made treatment to my Acne patients
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FAQs

Q. What amount of Exazel 15% Cream should be applied?

Use it exactly as recommended by your doctor. As a guide, if the whole of your face is affected, use 2.5 cm (approx. 0.5 g) of cream each time. If you have acne on your chest and back, as well as your face, adjust the amount of cream accordingly.

Q. How long does Exazel 15% Cream take to show complete effect?

The time taken by Exazel 15% Cream to cure acne varies from individual to individual. It depends upon the severity of acne at the start of the treatment. Usually, the condition shows a distinct improvement after about 4 weeks. For best results, your doctor may prescribe to use Exazel 15% Cream regularly for several months. However, you should not use Exazel 15% Cream for more than 12 months at any time.

Q. Does Exazel 15% Cream lighten skin?

Exazel 15% Cream may cause change in skin color, especially if you have dark colored skin. If you notice any change in your skin color, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. Does Exazel 15% Cream help blackheads?

Exazel 15% Cream works by killing the bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that is responsible for acne. It also reduces growth of the harder outermost skin cells that block the pores of the skin to cause blackheads and whiteheads.

Q. Can Exazel 15% Cream be used to treat melasma?

Exazel 15% Cream is not approved for treating melasma. It should be used to treat acne and rosacea (a skin disease that causes redness, flushing, and pimples on the face). However, it may be used for melasma if prescribed by the doctor.

Q. How should Exazel 15% Cream be applied?

The area to be treated should be thoroughly washed with water. If the skin is greasy, use a mild cleanser. You should dry the skin before applying the cream. After applying the cream, rub it gently. Wash your hands thoroughly after using it.

Q. How often should Exazel 15% Cream be used?

Exazel 15% Cream should be applied to the affected areas of the skin twice daily (morning and evening), unless the doctor directs otherwise. People with very sensitive skin should use it only once a day (in the evening) during the first week of the treatment. After the first week, they can proceed to using it twice a day.

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References

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  3. Sardana K, Madan A. How to Treat Acne. Sardana K, editor. In: Clinical Approach to Acne Vulgaris. 1sr ed. New Delhi: CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.; 2015. pp. 38-39, 56.
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