Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid)
What is Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) used for?
Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) is a topical cream prescribed to treat patients with acne. The medication contains a naturally occurring acid that boosts the renewal of skin cells while eliminating bacteria from the surface of the skin to prevent the formation of blackheads and pimples. Your physician may also recommend its use for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid)?
Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) is normally applied to the skin once each day, but the best regimen will be determined by your physician based on the severity of your condition. Rinse the skin with water before use to remove any dirt or debris, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered to allow any excess medication to evaporate. Wash your hands after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes as this may cause unexpected complications.
What are the side effects of Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid)?
Some patients using Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe pain or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your application frequency to prevent more complications from occurring.
Do not apply Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Also inform your physician of any other health conditions you have that may cause unexpected problems to make sure any necessary alterations are made to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Skinoren 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.