FINACEA Gel (azelaic acid) , 15%, is indicated for topical treatment of inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea. Although some reduction of erythema which was present in patients with papules and pustules of rosacea occurred in clinical studies, efficacy for treatment of erythema in rosacea in the absence of papules and pustules has not been evaluated. Patients should be instructed to avoid spicy foods, thermally hot foods and drinks, alcoholic beverages and to use only very mild soaps or soapless cleansing lotion for facial cleansing.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
A thin layer of FINACEA Gel (azelaic acid) , 15%, should be gently massaged into the affected areas on the face twice daily, in the morning and evening. Patients should be reassessed if no improvement is observed upon completing 12 weeks of therapy.
FINACEA Gel (azelaic acid) , 15%, is supplied in tubes in the following size:
FINACEA Gel (azelaic acid) , 15% – 50 g tube – NDC 10922-825-02
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15–30°C (59–86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Manufactured by Intendis Manufacturing S.p.A., Segrate, Milan, Italy. Distributed by: Intendis., Pine Brook, NJ 07058.
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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