|Price Per Pill or Unit
|US Brand Name
|Finacea Cream 10%
|10 % (15gm)
Aziderm Cream 10% (15gm) is effective as monotherapy in mild to moderate acne with an efficacy comparable to tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, among other popular, effective topical agents. It has the active compound Azelaic acid developed to address the pilosebaceous follicles' plugging, increased sebum levels, increased bacterial colonization with P.acnes and inflammation. Azelaic acid is an anti-acne agent with microbial properties. It is believed that topical medications' antibiotic effects may be due to the inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis. It exhibits excellent total local tolerability and does not induce bacterial acne. The formulation is effective with fewer complications. This topical agent's exact mechanism is still unknown, but it has been shown to possess antimicrobial activity against P.acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis.
After you wash your skin thoroughly and pat it dry, apply a thin film of cream all over the affected skin area. Gently massage into the skin twice daily in the morning and the evening. Wash your hands after application. The treatment duration can vary from person to person and depends on the severity of the skin condition. Improvement can be seen in most patients with inflammatory lesions within four weeks.
It is important to use Aziderm cream 10% for the full prescribed treatment period. Avoid the use of occlusive dressings or wrappings. Keep the formulation away from the mouth, eyes, and mucus membranes. In case of accidental contact with the eyes, and other mucous membranes, wash them with a large amount of water and consult your health care provider if eye irritation persists. Report abnormal changes in skin-colour to the dermatologist. Skin irritation may occur when azelaic acid is applied to broken or inflamed skin. However, this irritation commonly resolves on discontinuation of treatment. If it continues, make sure you apply the cream once daily. The treatment should be stopped until these unwanted effects have subsided. If irritation persists for a longer duration and becomes troublesome, consult your dermatologist straight away.
The presence of any skin condition such as dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, squamous cell carcinoma may interfere with acne vulgaris. History of hypersensitivity or allergy to azelaic acid or other medicine ingredients could interfere with acne therapy. The prescription and over the counter drugs, procedures and activities that are prohibited during the treatment are given below:
- Use of spironolactone
- Medicated soap used on the face
- Any other topical products applied to the facial skin
- Oral or injectable antibiotics
- Oral retinoids for the treatment of acne vulgaris
- Use of systematic steroids and immunosuppressive drugs
- Antihistamines used within 24 hours
During clinical trials, the side effects of Aziderm cream 10% were mild and transient. The most common reported side effects of the medicine were burning, pruritis, stinging, and burning sensation. Other side effects include dryness, erythema, peeling, rash, dermatitis, irritation, and contact dermatitis. An allergic reaction is rare with eth use of Aziderm cream 10%.