Azelec 20% 10 gm Cream
AZELEC (Azelaic acid) has been shown to possess antimicrobial activity against Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis. The antimicrobial action may be attributable to inhibition of microbial cellular protein synthesis. A normalization of keratinization leading to an anticomedonal effect of AZELEC (Azelaic acid) may also contribute to its clinical activity.
Each gram of AZELEC cream contains 0.2 g (20%) Azelaic acid INN.
AZELEC cream is indicated for the topical treatment of mild-tomoderate inflammatory acne vulgaris.
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION
After the skin is thoroughly washed and patted dry, a thin film of AZELEC should be gently but thoroughly massaged into the affected areas twice daily, in the morning and evening. The hands should be washed following application.
Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients under 12 years of age have not been established.
OR AS DIRECTED BY THE PHYSICIAN
Local skin irritation (e.g. erythema, scaling, itching or burning) occurs in occasional cases, usually at the start of treatment. However, in the majority of cases the irritation is mild and regresses as treatment continues.
Azelaic acid is contraindicated in individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components.
For external use only. If Azelaic acid comes into contact with the eyes they should immediately be thoroughly rinsed with copius amounts of water. The patients should consult a physician if eye irritation persists.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
FDA Pregnancy Category B. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Caution should be exercised when Azelaic acid is administered to a nursing mother.
Azelec 5 g : Each tube contains 5 g cream.
Azelec 10 g : Each tube contains 10 g cream