FINACEA GEL (Azelaic acid)
FINACEA GEL (Azelaic acid)
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Why is Finacea gel prescribed?
Finacea gel, with the generic name Azelaic acid, is used to control the skin manifestations associated with rosacea, like bumps, redness, flushing, and swelling. It can also be used to control acne and pimples.
What does it do?
Azelaic acid is classified under dicarboxylic acids, which decreases swelling and redness of the skin. It also kills acne-causing bacteria and reduce keratin production that is also associated with the development of acne and pimples.
How should I use it?
Finacea gel is currently available as a 15% gel applied to affected skin. Avoid contact with eyes or mouth. In case of contact, rinse it out and inform your doctor.
The dosage strength and frequency depend on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only use this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if used properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, apply it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never apply two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before using Finacea gel?
Avoid the intake of coffee, tea, alcoholic drinks, and spicy foods while using Finacea gel, because these could exacerbate flushing associated with rosacea.
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking. Discuss your current and previous medical history and any allergic reactions to Finacea gel or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
For the drug label information of Finacea gel, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects may include:
- Tingling sensation
- Serious side effects may include:
- Hives, itching, or rash
- Swelling of any part of the face or limbs
- Hoarseness, dry cough, and difficulty breathing or swallowing
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when used with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are using Finacea gel with any of the following medications:
- Absorbica LD
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Keep Finacea gel in its original packaging in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Finacea gel is not recommended for use in pregnant women, women trying to get pregnant, and breastfeeding women. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Finacea gel in pregnant or breastfeeding infants should be carefully considered.
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