Aziderm 10% Gel is used in the treatment of acne (pimples). It effectively relieves symptoms such as lumps, redness, and swelling associated with different forms of acne. It works by killing acne-causing bacteria.
Azelaic Acid is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as prescribed. Both the affected area and your hands should be clean and dry before application. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it.
Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medication work better by keeping the affected areas clean.
Azelaic Acid has a few potential side effects but not everyone will get them. These include application site reactions like burning, irritation, itching, and redness. Let your doctor know if you’re bothered by these or they do not go away. Avoid getting the medicine in your eye. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant, you should consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Uses of Aziderm 10% Gel
What is it prescribed for?
Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. This results in the formation of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples. Aziderm 10% Gel used in the treatment of acne.
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Benefits of Aziderm 10% Gel
Aziderm 10% Gel treats acne, commonly called pimples. It kills the acne-causing bacteria and prevents spots or pimples from appearing. It usually takes a few weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep using it even if it appears not to be working.
Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using it, the less likely you are to get scars. This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne-free. It should not be used if you have eczema or sunburned skin.
How Aziderm 10% Gel work
Azelaic acid works by killing the acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation (redness and swelling) of the skin.
Apply the missed dose of Aziderm 10% Gel as soon as you remember. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.
Since Azelaic Acid is intended for external use, the likelihood of side effects due to an overdose is low. However, do not apply more than the prescribed dose.
Major & minor side effects for Aziderm 10% Gel
- Itching, redness or irritation at application site
- Burning sensation at the application site
- Skin discolouration
- Scaling and dryness at the application site
- Swelling at the application site
Aziderm 10% Gel is meant for external use only. Use it as directed by your doctor. Close the cover of the tube immediately after use to keep it clean and free from contamination. Do not wipe or rinse the tip of the tube.
Use Azelaic Acid at around the same time every day for the ease of remembrance. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless directed by your doctor. Do not give Aziderm-10% Cream to others even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
Due to a lack of safety and efficacy studies in pregnant women, the risk to your developing foetus due to Aziderm 10% Gel is not known. However, this medicine may be safe to use during pregnancy upon your doctor’s recommendation.
It is not known if Azelaic Acid passes into breastmilk. However, this medicine may be safe to use during breastfeeding upon your doctor’s recommendation. If indicated for use, avoid applying this medicine to breast areas (nipple) that may come into contact with your infant.
1.What amount of Aziderm 10% Gel should be applied?
Use it exactly as recommended by your doctor. As a guide, if the whole of your face is affected, use 2.5 cm (approx. 0.5 g) of cream each time. If you have acne on your chest and back, as well as your face, adjust the amount of cream accordingly.
2.How long does Aziderm 10% Gel take to show complete effect?
The time taken by Azelaic Acid to cure acne varies from individual to individual. It depends upon the severity of acne at the start of the treatment. Usually, the condition shows a distinct improvement after about 4 weeks.
For best results, your doctor may prescribe to use Aziderm 10% Gel regularly for several months. However, you should not use Aziderm 10% Gel for more than 12 months at any time.
3.Does Aziderm 10% Gel lighten skin?
Aziderm 10% Gel may cause change in skin color, especially if you have dark colored skin. If you notice any change in your skin color, contact your doctor immediately.
4.Does Aziderm 10% Gel help blackheads?
Aziderm 10% Gel works by killing the bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that is responsible for acne. It also reduces growth of the harder outermost skin cells that block the pores of the skin to cause blackheads and whiteheads.
5.Can Aziderm 10% Gel be used to treat melasma?
Aziderm 10% Gel is not approved for treating melasma. It should be used to treat acne and rosacea (a skin disease that causes redness, flushing, and pimples on the face). However, it may be used for melasma if prescribed by the doctor.
6.How should Aziderm 10% Gel be applied?
The area to be treated should be thoroughly washed with water. If the skin is greasy, use a mild cleanser. You should dry the skin before applying the cream. After applying the cream, rub it gently. Wash your hands thoroughly after using it.
7.How often should Aziderm 10% Gel be used?
Aziderm 10% Gel should be applied to the affected areas of the skin twice daily (morning and evening), unless the doctor directs otherwise. People with very sensitive skin should use it only once a day (in the evening) during the first week of the treatment. After the first week, they can proceed to using it twice a day.