Azelan Acid (azelaic acid): what it is for and how to use

Azelan in gel or cream is indicated for the treatment of acne because it has azelaic acid in its composition that acts against  Propionibacterium acnes, which is a bacterium that contributes to the development of acne. In addition, it also reduces the roughness and thickening of the skin cells that clog the pores.

This medicine can be purchased in pharmacies, in the form of gel or cream, for a price of about 49 to 52 reais.

What is it for

Azelan in gel or cream contains azelaic acid in its composition, which is indicated for the treatment of acne. This active substance acts against  Propionibacterium acnes , which is a bacterium that contributes to the development of acne and reduces the roughness and thickening of the skin cells that clog the pores.

How to use

Before applying the product, wash the area with water and a mild cleaning agent and dry the skin well. 

Azelan should be applied to the affected area, in a small amount, twice a day, in the morning and at night, rubbing gently. In general, a significant improvement is seen after about 4 weeks of using the product.

Who should not use

Azelan should not be used by people who are hypersensitive to any of the components present in the formula and contact with eyes, mouth and other mucous membranes should also be avoided.

In addition, this medication should also not be used in pregnant and lactating women without medical advice.

Possible side effects

The most common side effects that may occur during treatment with Azelan are burning, itching, redness, peeling and pain at the application site and disorders of the immune system.

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