Azelaic Acid gel

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Azelaic Acid gel Benefits

Has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Can Reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation (dark spots from acne).

Prevents the formation of white and blackheads.

Due to its antioxidant properties, it can improve signs of aging in your skin.

Product Details

How to use

Azelaic acid gel is simple to use! Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Make sure the skin is clean and completely dry. Rub it gently but make sure it goes completely into the skin. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and other areas of sensitive skin. Before using any other product over the treated area, make sure the product has completely dried.


Azelaic acid gel contains Azelaic Acid (15%) as an active ingredient and Benzoic Acid, Carbomer, Disodium Edetate, Lecithin, Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride as inactive ingredients.


While using Azelaic acid gel, avoid Azelaic acid-based prescription gel cleansers, astringents containing alcohol, or abrasives and peeling agents to prevent additional skin irritation.

Remember to tell your doctor or health care professional if you use other skin products or dietary supplements, as they may interact with

Azelaic acid. While using Azelaic acid, products with these ingredients can increase your skin’s sensitivity and the risk of irritation.

You should only apply Azelaic acid medication as your prescription states. If you use too much of it, apply it too often, or use it for longer than your doctor prescribes, your skin may become irritated.

Talk with your doctor regularly to review your progress and look for any unwanted effects. Also, check with your doctor if your acne does not improve within 8 weeks of using this medication — or if it worsens.

Stop using the medication and contact your doctor or health care professional if you experience any side effects or if you think you may be experiencing an allergic reaction. If you have asthma, using Azelaic acid gel may worsen your condition. Check with your doctor for advice on whether this medication is suitable.

Azelaic acid gel is for external use, so avoid getting it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If the medication gets in your eyes, wash and flush them thoroughly with clean water. Call your doctor if the irritation lasts. If ingested, contact a poison control center immediately.

Side effects

The major negative of azaleic acid is cost. It costs at least $106 for one 50gm tube. Beyond that, the health risks are very low. But some women have experienced unwanted side effects when using it. Minor ones include skin dryness, itching, redness, mild burning, or worsening of acne. Those effects will decrease with continued use of the medication. Also, rarely this medication can cause discoloration of the skin. Dark-skinned people may notice a lightening in skin color in the area where you use this medication. If you experience skin discoloration, STOP the medication and tell your doctor.

The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but STOP the medication and seek immediate medical attention (call 911 or go to the ER) if you experience any of the following symptoms: rash, itching, blistering, severe burning/swelling of the skin.

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Azelaic acid gel is a topical medication used to treat mild to moderate acne. It is available only with a prescription.
This medication exfoliates the skin, keeping your pores clean and unblocked and it reduces acne-causing bacteria and inflammation, decreasing the number of acne pimples. Azelaic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as dicarboxylic acids (which are used to treat acne and rosacea).

The antibacterial properties of Azelaic acid make it a great option for treating mild to moderate acne. Azelaic acid can also treat mild to moderate rosacea by preventing breakouts and calming inflammation. Rosacea, a skin condition similar to acne, causes redness and small, pus-filled bumps on the face.

You shouldn’t confuse this prescription-strength medication with over-the-counter products that contain Azelaic acid. Azelaic acid prescription gel has a higher concentration of the ingredient, 15% Azelaic acid. Products you can buy without a prescription tend to have no more than 10%.

If you have mild to moderate acne and rosacea, prescription-strength Azelaic acid gel might be a good fit for your skin’s needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Azelaic acid treats mild to moderate acne. It works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin and by helping to keep your pores open and unblocked, decreasing the number of acne pimples.

It can take a while for acne treatment to improve your skin condition. Pandia Health’s expert doctors suggest that you wait 6 to 8 weeks to see the maximum effect of Azelaic acid. To help clear your skin of acne, keep using this medicine as your doctor prescribes.

Pandia Health’s expert doctors recommend applying Azelaic acid twice a day to clean skin — once in the morning and again in the evening. Since Azelaic acid gel can irritate the skin, use a gentle, soap-free cleanser to wash your face before applying. Wait until the gel has dried before applying other skin care products and makeup.

Azelaic acid is good for treating mild to moderate acne and rosacea.

If you missed a dose of Azelaic acid, apply it as soon as you remember. However, you may skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule if it is almost time for your next dose.

Azelaic acid is only available with a prescription. Talk to your doctor or the expert doctors at Pandia Health to see if an Azelaic acid prescription is right for you. To get an Azelaic acid prescription (or a prescription for any other acne medicine), fill out our short online evaluation form. Our doctors will evaluate photos of your problem area(s) for only $35. Then, our experts will review your health and medical history and prescribe the best medication for you. The best part is we’ll ship your prescription straight to your mailbox with free delivery!

Only use Azelaic acid as prescribed by your doctor. Azelaic acid is typically prescribed for use twice a day, in the morning and at night. Using Azelaic acid gel more often than prescribed may cause further irritation to your skin, making your acne worse.

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