Azaleic Acid - Benefits, dosage and side effects

Azaleic acid is a remedy for acne and rosacea. Azaleic acid is available in cream and gel form and is intended for adults and children 12 years of age and older.

Azaleic acid contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable for treating skin problems, such as acne and rosacea. This drug works by reducing swelling and redness in rosacea, as well as killing acne-causing bacteria and decreasing the production of keratin that causes acne.

Azaleic acid trademark: AV F AZA, AVZ, AZA 20, Zeliris, Zelface

What Is Azaleic Acid?

groupdicarboxylic acid
CategoryPrescription drugs
BenefitOvercoming acne and rosacea
Consumed byAdults and children 12 years old
Azaleic acid for pregnant and lactating womenCategory B: Studies in animal studies have not shown any risk to the fetus, but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women.

Azaleic acid can be absorbed into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.

Drug formCreams & gels

Warnings Before Using Azaleic Acid:

  • Do not use azaleic acid if you have an allergy to this drug.
  • Do not store or use azaleic acid near a heat source, as this medicine is flammable.
  • Do not smoke while using this medicine. If you want to smoke after applying this medicine, wait a while.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have ever had asthma.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor that you are taking azaleic acid before having surgery.
  • Immediately see a doctor if after a few weeks the condition has not improved or even worsened.
  • Immediately see a doctor if an allergic reaction occurs on the skin after using azaleic acid.

Dosage and Rules for Use of Azaleic Acid

Azaleic acid will be given by a doctor. The dose of azaleic acid to be given depends on the condition experienced by the patient. The following explains the general dosage of azaleic acid:

  • Condition: pimple

    Dosage form: cream 20% or gel 15%

    Adults and children 12 years: apply 2 times a day (morning and night) with the duration of treatment can be up to 6 months

  • Condition: rosacea

    Dosage form: 15% gel

    Adults and children 12 years old: apply 2 times a day (morning and night)

Usually, the patient's condition improves within 4–8 weeks after using azaleic acid. If the condition worsens, stop treatment and see a doctor immediately.

How to Use Azaleic Acid Correctly

Be sure to follow the instructions given by your doctor and read the directions on the package before using azaleic acid. This medicine is used only for the skin.

Before applying azaleic acid, clean the area of ​​​​the skin to be applied with a mild soap, then rinse and allow to dry.

Shake the package of azaleic acid before use. After applying this medicine, wash your hands with soap and water.

Do not use this drug more than recommended, because it will not make the condition improve faster. This will actually increase the risk of side effects.

Do not use makeup on the face (make-up) before the azaleic acid dried.

Do not let this medicine get in the eyes, inside of the nose or mouth. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately and consult a doctor.

Do not bandage or cover areas that have been smeared with azaleic acid, unless directed by your doctor.

Store azaleic acid at room temperature and out of reach of children.

Azaleic Acid Interaction with Other Drugs

It is not known whether there is a certain interaction effect when using azaleic acid together with other drugs. As a precaution, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications, supplements or herbs.

However, there are some things you need to pay attention to while using azaleic acid, namely:

  • Do not apply any other medicine to the area of ​​the skin that has been smeared with azaleic acid.
  • Do not use soaps and skin care products that are harsh or contain alcohol, spices or lime.
  • Do not eat foods that can trigger skin redness, such as spicy foods, hot drinks, or alcoholic beverages.

Side Effects and Dangers of Azaleic Acid

Azaleic acid can cause the area of ​​skin that is applied to become dry, peeling, red, and tingling or burning. Other side effects that may arise from the use of azaleic acid are:

  • Fever
  • Itchy rash
  • Blistered skin
  • Irritation and swelling
  • Changes in skin color

Stop treatment and consult a doctor if you experience the above symptoms or an allergic reaction occurs to the drug, such as an itchy, swollen rash, and difficulty breathing.