Azelaic acid is an organic compound with the formula (CH2)7(CO2H)2. This saturated dicarboxylic acid exists as a white powder. It is found in wheat, rye, and barley.
It is effective in treating a number of skin conditions, such as acne, inflammation and hyperpigmentation.
This medication is used to treat a certain skin condition called rosacea. It helps to reduce the number of inflamed skin lesions.
Burning, stinging, tingling or itching skin may occur during the first few weeks, but then subside as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
No interactions are known. Please consult your pharmacist.