Finacea Gel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is azelaic acid topical (Finacea Gel)?
- What are the possible side effects of azelaic acid topical (Finacea Gel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about azelaic acid topical (Finacea Gel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using azelaic acid topical (Finacea Gel)?
- How should I use azelaic acid topical (Finacea Gel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Finacea Gel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Finacea Gel)?
- What should I avoid while using azelaic acid topical (Finacea Gel)?
- What other drugs will affect azelaic acid topical (Finacea Gel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Finacea Gel)?
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 (Finacea Gel)?
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 (Finacea Gel)?
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 (Finacea Gel)?
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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