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Ezanic 20% Cream


Overview

Introduction

Ezanic 20% 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.

Ezanic 20% 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.

Ezanic 20% 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 Ezanic Cream

Side effects of Ezanic Cream

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

How to use Ezanic 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 Ezanic 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
Ezanic 20% 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
Ezanic 20% 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 Ezanic Cream?

If you miss a dose of Ezanic 20% 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.

Patient Concerns

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Can I use ezanic cream 10% w/w for my acne???
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Yes u can depending on the condition of the acne
I have acne from last 3 years. But currently i have no acne,i have blackheads.Which cream can i use to remove it
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Use ezanic 10% cream - once daily at bedtime only over the dark spots for 2months
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What amount of Ezanic 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 Ezanic take to show complete effect?

The time taken by Ezanic 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 Ezanic regularly for several months. However, you should not use Ezanic for more than 12 months at any time.

Q. Does Ezanic lighten skin?

Ezanic 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 Ezanic help blackheads?

Ezanic 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 Ezanic be used to treat melasma?

Ezanic 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 Ezanic 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 Ezanic be used?

Ezanic 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
  1. Robertson DB, Maibach HI. Dermatologic Pharmacology. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 1057.
  2. Burkhart C, Morrell D, Goldsmith L. Dermatological Pharmacology. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1830.
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