Aziderm Cream 20% 15gm (Azelaic Acid)
Azelaic acid (Aziderm) cream is used to treat the bumps, an area of abnormal tissue change (lesions), and swelling caused by rosacea (a skin disease that causes redness, flushing, and pimples on the face). Aziderm Cream 20% is used to treat pimples (acne).
How it works
Azelaic acid belongs to a class of drugs called dicarboxylic acids. It works to treat pimples by killing the bacteria that cause infection of skin pores and by decreasing production of keratin, a natural substance that can lead to the development of pimples. The way Aziderm works to treat rosacea is not known.
Common side effects
- Temporary burning
- If you have a sensitive skin, you should apply Aziderm only once a day for the first week of treatment and then proceed to twice daily applications.
- You should not use Azelaic acid for more than 12 months at any time.
- Before applying the cream/gel, clean the skin thoroughly with plain water and make it dry.
- Aziderm is for external use on the skin only. You should not allow azelaic acid 20 to come into contact with your eyes, mouth or other inner skin layer (mucous membranes). If it does, wash immediately with large amounts of cool water.
- Use azelaic acid 20 with caution if you have asthma, as worsening of symptoms has been reported.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions
Q: Is Aziderm Cream 20% safe during pregnancy?
A: Aziderm Cream 20% can be taken during pregnancy if the benefit outweighs the risk. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Q: Is it safe to use Aziderm Cream 20% during breastfeeding?
A: There is limited experience with use of Aziderm Cream 20% during breastfeeding. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.
Q: Is azelaic acid over the counter?
A: Yes. azelaic acid is an over the counter drug.
Q: Is Aziderm Cream 20% an AHA/ retinoid/ antibiotic/ DHT blocker?
A: Aziderm Cream 20% is not an AHA/retinoid/antibiotic. Azelaic acid may be a potent inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase which in turn decreases the levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone).
However, please follow your doctor?s advice regarding its use.
Q: Does azelaic acid work for wrinkles/ melasma/hair loss/redness/to get lighter skin?
A: Azelaic acid mainly used to treat pimples and no other skin conditions.
Q: Does azelaic acid 20 exfoliate?
A: There is not much evidence found for Azelaic acid cream exfoliating dead skin.
Q: Does azelaic acid 20 bleach clothes?
A: No. Azelaic acid does not bleach clothes.