- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Azelex* used for?
Generic for Azelex* (Azelaic Acid) is a cream used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate acne. It works by killing the bacteria that causes acne. This topical antibacterial cream helps renew the skin quickly, thereby reducing the formation of pimples and blackheads. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Azelex*?
The dosage of Generic for Azelex* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Azelex*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended dose of Generic for Azelex* is application of a thin film onto the affected area twice a day. Before application of the cream, clean the affected area and pat dry. Then apply a thin layer and massage in gently.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Azelex*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Azelex* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Azelex*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Azelex*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Azelex*?
Generic for Azelex* can interact with alcoholic cleansers, abrasives, tinctures, astringents, and drying soaps.
It may be noted that topical prescription or nonprescription medications other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Azelex*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Azelex*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Azelex*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Azelex* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Azelex* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Azelex* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Azelex* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Azelex* can cause side effects such as burning, itching, tingling, stinging, redness, and dryness. Some of the serious side effects of this medication are worsening of asthma symptoms, chest tightness, change in skin color, and skin inflammation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Azelex*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Azelex*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Azelex* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Azelex*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Azelex*?
How will Generic for Azelex* work in my body?
How should Generic for Azelex* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Azelex* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Azelex*, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Avoid getting Azelaic Acid into your eyes. Do not use it on irritated or sunburned skin.