Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid)
What is Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid) used for?
Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid) is a topical medication prescribed for the treatment of acne. The medication contains a naturally occurring acid that operates by causing the skin cells to renew more quickly while also eliminating bacteria that cause acne. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid)?
Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The cream is normally applied to the affected area once or twice each day depending on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse and pat dry the affected area before each use to remove any debris. Apply a small amount of medication, gently massage it into the skin, and thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each use to prevent it from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Be very careful when applying the medication close to the eyes, nose or mouth. Ask your physician any questions you have regarding the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid)?
Side effects that may occur while using Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician as soon as possible if any serious or worrying symptoms occur such as severe burning sensations, intense itching, redness, peeling of the skin, changes in skin color, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced application frequency to prevent any further health problems from occurring.
Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid) is only meant for external use and should not be administered to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using this medication if your are allergic to its ingredients to avoid any unexpected health problems.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.