Azelaic Acid (Topical)
Brand Names : Azelex, Finevin
- Antiacne agent, topical
- Hypopigmentation agent, topical
Azelaic acid (ay-ze-LAY-ik AS-id) is used to treat mild to moderate acne.
It works in part by stopping the growth of skin bacteria that can help cause
acne. Azelaic acid also helps to lessen acne by keeping skin pores (tiny openings
on the skin's surface) clear.
It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Azelaic acid is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.