What is Azelaic acid topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Finacea Skinoren 20% Cream

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Azelaic acid is a topical skin product used for the treatment of inflammatory papules and pustules of mild-to-moderate rosacea.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Rosacea 8 6
Rosacea 7 2
Acne breakout 1 0
Discoid lupus erythematosus 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Azelaic acid topical

Side effect Patients
Stinging sensation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Azelaic acid topical

Dosage Patients
15 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Azelaic acid topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Azelaic acid topical

Duration

Currently taking Azelaic acid topical

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Azelaic acid topical

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Azelaic acid topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metronidazole topical (MetroGel) 2
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2 patient evaluations for Azelaic acid topical

Jun 22, 2011 (Started Apr 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for rosacea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Finacea works well both for my mild rosacea and the occasional pimples. Skin is smooth and nice after using for a couple of days.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 19, 2008 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for discoid lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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