Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid)
What is Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) used for?
Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) is a topical medicine prescribed to treat patients with mild to moderate acne. The cream operates by preventing excess skin cell reproduction to prevent blockage of pores and the formation of pimples. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid)?
Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) should be used according to the instructions of your doctor and the included packaging to get the best results from treatment. The gel is normally applied once each day before going to sleep, but your particular directions will be based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medicine clean and dry the skin using a light soap or gentle cleanser, apply a thin layer of cream to the skin, and leave the area uncovered to allow any excess medication to evaporate. Wash your hands using soap and water after each use to prevent further health problems from occurring. Ask your doctor any questions you have regarding the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid)?
Some patients using Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) may experience side effects such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any unusual symptoms occur or if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not apply Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. The medication should not be used by patients who are allergic to azelaic acid or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor of any chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Skinoren Cream (Azelaic Acid) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.