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Azelaic Acid Cream - Overview
Azelaic acid is a topical medication used in the treatment of mild to moderate rosacea characterized by pustules and inflammatory papules. People who might need an azelaic acid prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe azelaic acid cream when appropriate and necessary to do so.
What Is Azelaic Acid Used For?
Azelaic acid, marketed under brand names such as Azelex and Finacea, is a type of dicarboxylic acid. In medicine, azelaic acid is frequently used in the management of mild to moderate rosacea (similar to Rhofade) and in some cases of acne. The mechanism of action of how azelaic acid works in rosacea is not fully understood. It is thought that azelaic acid may kill bacteria in infected pores and reduce the production of inflammatory markers and keratin. Azelaic acid 15% gel is generally only available by prescription. When used as a prescription medication, azelaic acid 15% (Finacea) gel is sometimes prescribed twice daily and is massaged into the affected areas for up to twelve weeks.
Azelaic Acid 15% Cream - Cost
Azelaic acid itself is found as an odorless solid that does not dissolve well in water and is white in color. In formulations, azelaic acid is often mixed to the desired percentage in a gel base that contains benzoic acid. The absorption pharmacokinetics of azelaic acid after topical application is not well understood. Azelaic acid is excreted in the urine. Prescription strength azelaic acid is moderately expensive, generally costing over $100 for a 50 gram tube of azelaic acid 15% gel when paid for out of pocket. Some insurance plans will cover the cost of azelaic acid, however, reducing the cost and azelaic acid cream coupons may also be available online.
Can I Buy Azelaic Acid Online?
Some versions of azelaic acid, such as The Ordinary Azelaic Acid, are available over-the-counter (OTC). Stronger versions of azelaic acid, however, require a prescription from a medical provider in the United States. Prescription azelaic acid is not available OTC and, for this form, one cannot just buy azelaic acid online. However, people who need prescription azelaic acid can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe azelaic acid cream when safe and appropriate to do so.
Azelaic Acid - Side Effects
Azelaic acid can cause side effects when used. Side effects from azelaic acid use include redness, irritation, pain, itching, hypopigmentation.Azelaic acid can cause a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction and should not be used by people who have had a reaction to azelaic acid in the past. It is not recommended to use azelaic acid and alcohol together and it should not be used in the eyes or intravaginally. Prior to using azelaic acid, concerns about potential side effects should be directed to one's pharmacist and medical provider.
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Last updated August 3, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.