Finacea Gel

FINACEA®
(
azelaic acid) Gel, 15%

For Dermatologic Use Only - Not for Ophthalmic, Oral, or Intravaginal

Finacea Gel

DRUG DESCRIPTION

FINACEA® (azelaic acid) Gel, 15%, contains azelaic acid, a naturally occurring saturated dicarboxylic acid. Chemically, azelaic acid is 1,7-heptanedicarboxylic acid, with the molecular formula C9H16O4, a molecular weight of 188.22, and the structural formula:

FINACEA® (azelaic acid) Formula Illustration

Azelaic acid is a white, odorless crystalline solid that is poorly soluble in water at 20°C (0.24%), but freely soluble in boiling water and in ethanol.

Each gram of FINACEA Gel, 15%, contains 0.15 gm azelaic acid (15% w/w) as the active ingredient in an aqueous gel base containing benzoic acid (as a preservative), disodium-EDTA, lecithin, medium-chain triglycerides, polyacrylic acid, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, purified water, and sodium hydroxide to adjust pH.

What are the possible side effects of azelaic acid topical (Azelex, Finacea, Finacea Plus, Finevin)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe burning, stinging, or warmth;
  • severe itching or tingling;
  • severe redness, dryness, peeling, or other irritation; or
  • changes in skin color.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/2/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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