Allergan | Azelex (Medication)


Azelex/azelaic acid cream 20% is a mild emollient and moisturizing formula indicated for the topical treatment of mild-to-moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris.

Azelex is believed to work with dual modes of action - antimicrobial activity and normalization of keratinization (the process by which epithelial cells mature as they move toward the skin surface and then slough off) - which attacks two of the major causes of acne. ...

Side Effect:

The most common side effects are pruritus, burning, stinging and tingling. Other side effects such as erythema, dryness, rash, peeling, irritation, dermatitis, and contact dermatitis are less common.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...


Azelex is contraindicated in individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components. Azelex cream is for dermatologic use only and not for ophthalmic use. There have been isolated reports of hypopigmentation after use of azelaic acid.

Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:asthma, repeated episodes of cold sores or fever blisters (oral herpes).

During pregnancy and breastfeeding discuss with your doctor before using this medicine. ...