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Azelaic acid helps reduce redness, bumps and swelling caused by rosacea. This rosacea treatment works well, but it can take several weeks before you see any changes in your skin. Some people also like that you can put make-up on after the medicine dries on your skin. Brand name versions of this medicine include Finacea and Azelex.

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About Azelaic Acid (Generic Finacea)

How does it work?

Azelaic acid is found naturally in plants like barley, wheat and rye. This rosacea medicine works by killing bacteria that can cause pimples. It also lowers inflammation (swelling) and reduces redness.

What does it treat?

This medicine is used to treat skin conditions like acne and rosacea. It helps clear up pimples and redness by unclogging pores and reducing inflammation in the skin.

What forms does it come in?

Azelaic Acid is available as a cream, gel or foam. It is applied directly to the skin, usually twice a day.

Azelaic Acid vs. Finacea

Azelaic Acid is the active ingredient found in products like Finacea. Finacea is a specific brand-name medication containing Azelaic Acid. Generic medications can be cheaper than brand versions depending on your insurance coverage.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a rosacea prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Azelaic Acid 15 % Topical Gel (50 gram tube) start at $51.48.

* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.

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Common Questions

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What are the benefits of using Azelaic Acid (Generic Finacea)?
  • Treats acne and rosacea
  • Unclogs pores
  • Clears pimples and redness
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Lightens dark spots
  • Improves skin texture
  • Exfoliates skin
Who should not use this medication?
  • People who are allergic to Azelaic Acid or any ingredients in this medication
  • People who have active cold sores
  • People with a history of asthma
  • People who are pregnant or breastfeeding

Make sure your licensed provider is aware of all medications you’re using, including other creams or lotions. You should also know that this medicine can cause skin lightening, especially in people with darker skin tones.

How do I use this medication?

Wash your face with a mild cleanser and then apply a thin layer of the cream, gel, or foam to the affected skin areas as directed by your healthcare provider. Gently rub it in and wash your hands afterward, making sure to avoid contact with your eyes, mouth or nose. This medicine works best if you also avoid triggers that can make your rosacea worse, such as alcohol, spicy foods or hot beverages.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of your rosacea treatment, apply it as soon as you remember unless it’s almost time for your next dose. Do not use extra to make up for the missed dose, as it may lead to skin irritation.

What happens if I use too much?

Using too much Azelaic Acid can lead to skin irritation, redness and a burning sensation. It's important to follow your medical provider's instructions and use only the recommended amount to avoid these potential side effects.

If you’ve taken too much of your rosacea medicine, call your healthcare provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.

Can I get Azelaic Acid (Generic Finacea) online?

If you’re looking for a convenient, online rosacea prescription, Dr. B has you covered. Just complete a short health questionnaire about your symptoms, and a licensed medical provider will review your health history to see if a prescription could help. Then, your prescription will be sent to the pharmacy of your choice.

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Side Effects

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This medicine may cause mild side effects, especially in the first few weeks of treatment. The most common side effects are:

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness
  • Burning sensation
  • Itching
  • Dryness
  • Peeling
  • Stinging
  • Scaly or dry skin

If you experience severe side effects like severe skin irritation or rash, photosensitivity or Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis—or other new and worrying symptoms—contact your health provider or pharmacist immediately.

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