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Azelex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is azelaic acid topical (Azelex)?
- What are the possible side effects of azelaic acid topical (Azelex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about azelaic acid topical (Azelex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using azelaic acid topical (Azelex)?
- How should I use azelaic acid topical (Azelex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Azelex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Azelex)?
- What should I avoid while using azelaic acid topical (Azelex)?
- What other drugs will affect azelaic acid topical (Azelex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Azelex)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Azelex)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using azelaic acid topical (Azelex)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water. Do not use on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin. Wait until these conditions have healed before using this medication.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with azelaic acid topical unless your doctor tells you to.
Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps or skin cleansers, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.
Your doctor may recommend avoiding spicy foods, hot foods or drinks, alcoholic beverages and other foods or beverages that may cause flushing or redness of the skin during treatment with azelaic acid topical.
Do not cover the area after applying azelaic acid. Doing so could cause too much medicine to be absorbed by your body and could be harmful.
What other drugs will affect azelaic acid topical (Azelex)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied azelaic acid. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about azelaic acid topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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