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Azelaic Acid Topical



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

How it works

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

Common side effects

Application site burning, Application site pain, Application site itching

Available Medicine

  • ₹164 to ₹218
    Micro Labs Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹164 to ₹207
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹96
    West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹73 to ₹95
    Medley Pharmaceuticals
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

Do not use azelaic acid for more than 12 months at any time.
Do not take if you are allergic to azelaic acid or any of its ingredients.
Before applying the cream/gel, clean the skin thoroughly with plain water and pat it dry.
Azelaic acid is for external use on the skin only. Do not allow azelaic acid to come in contact with your eyes, mouth or other inner skin layer (mucous membranes). If it does, wash immediately with cool water.
Inform your doctor if you have asthma before using azelaic acid.
Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

Azelaic Acid Topical


Is azelaic acid an AHA/ retinoid/ antibiotic/ DHT blocker/ steroid?
Azelaic acid is not an AHA/retinoid/antibiotic/steroid. Azelaic acid may be an inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase which in turn decreases the levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone)


Does azelaic acid topical work for wrinkles/ melasma/hair loss/redness/to get lighter skin?
Azelaic acid topical mainly used to treat pimples, sometimes for melasma and not recommended for other skin conditions


Does azelaic acid topical exfoliate?
There is not much evidence found for azelaic acid exfoliating dead skin

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Does azelaic acid bleach clothes?
No, azelaic acid does not bleach clothes.

Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)