Finacea Gel

Generic Name:Azelaic Acid Topical
Brand Name(s):Azelex, Finacea, Finevin

Finacea skin cream or a gel is a prescribed treatment used for the patients who are suffering from acne and rosacea. If you have rosacea, a healthcare provider may prescribe Finacea. This medication is a type of gel that is applied to the skin twice daily. It is thought to work by suppressing inflammation, killing bacteria, and slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells. Finacea works for treating rosacea. The active ingredient, azelaic acid, is also effective for treating acne. Azelaic acid may have some antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and may help to normalize hyperkeratinization a problem with skin cells that leads to pimples and other bumps. Finacea is prescribed for the treatment of rosacea. It is approved for use in adults age 18 and older. The active ingredient in this drug is thought to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which may help to treat the redness and thickened skin caused by rosacea. There are some other uses of Finacea, which include the treatment of acne and dark spots caused by hormonal changes.

How to use

  • Apply this medication to the face twice daily, after washing with a mild cleanser. Apply it before applying any cosmetics.
  • This medication will not bleach fabrics.
  • Make sure to avoid the area around the eyes and lips.
  • Wash your hands after applying the gel.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • Do not use large amounts or apply this product more often than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may be increased. Improvement is usually seen within 4 weeks

Cautions before using

The precautions that should be followed as hereunder:

  • Finacea is prescribed for the treatment of rosacea. It is approved for use in adults age 18 and older. The active ingredient in this drug is thought to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which may help to treat the bumps and pimples caused by rosacea. Possible off-label uses of Finacea include the treatment of acne and dark spots caused by hormonal changes.
  • Finacea is only approved for use on the skin; do not swallow it, and make sure to keep it out of the eyes.
  • Some people experience skin irritation, redness, and burning when first starting Finacea. Make sure to let your healthcare provider know if extreme irritation occurs.
  • Finacea is unlikely to interact with medications, although some skin products could worsen irritation with Finacea so consult your doctor before using any skin care product with this medication.

Finacea Gel Side Effects

Medical examinations have proved that skin reactions are the most common side effects of Finacea. These reactions include a burning or stinging sensation, dryness, and redness. In most cases, these reactions are minor and tend to improve with little treatment. However, potentially serious side effects are possible and as follows;

  • Swelling of face
  • Acne
  • Severe, intolerable skin reactions
  • Patchy skin
  • Excess hair growth
  • Worsening of asthma
  • Worsening of cold sores
  • Allergic rashes

Reactions and Overdose

The patients should stop using some skin products temporarily during treatment with Finacea, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other skin products you might be using including sunscreen, cleansers, moisturizers, cosmetics, etc.

Some of the possible effects of an overdose with Finacea skin cream or gel include itching, burning, and stinging.

 

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