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Azelaic Acid

Azelaic Acid Information

Azelaic Acid Benefits & Uses

Azelaic Acid is used to treat the following -

  1. Pimples Primary
  2. Rosacea Primary

Azelaic Acid Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Azelaic Acid

Azelaic Acid

Azelaic Acid Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Azelaic Acid is used -

  1. Application Site Irritation
  2. Dryness
  3. Joint pain
  4. Swelling
  5. Blurred vision
  6. Tachycardia
  7. Fever
  8. Itching or burning
  9. Edema Moderate
  10. Erythema
  11. Urticaria
  12. Paresthesia
  13. Dry Skin
  14. Skin irritation
  15. Rash
  16. Contact Dermatitis Moderate

Azelaic Acid Related Warnings

Is the use of Azelaic Acid safe for pregnant women?

The effects of Azelaic Acid on pregnant women are unknown since no research has been done to ascertain it yet.


Is the use of Azelaic Acid safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can take Azelaic Acid as it bears very minor side effects for them.


What is the effect of Azelaic Acid on the Kidneys?

Azelaic Acid rarely harms the kidneys.


What is the effect of Azelaic Acid on the Liver?

Azelaic Acid is rarely harmful for the liver.


What is the effect of Azelaic Acid on the Heart?

Azelaic Acid is rarely harmful for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Azelaic Acid with Other Drugs

Azelaic Acid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Azelaic Acid Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Azelaic Acid unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Asthma
  2. Allergy

Frequently asked Questions about Azelaic Acid

Is this Azelaic Acid habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Azelaic Acid is addictive.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Azelaic Acid does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Azelaic Acid only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Azelaic Acid for mental disorders.


Azelaic Acid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Azelaic Acid

There is no information on the effects of taking Azelaic Acid with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.


Interaction between Alcohol and Azelaic Acid

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Azelaic Acid with alcohol will be.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Azelaic acid
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 892-893