Aziderm 20% Cream

Manufactured byMicro Labs Ltd.
ContainsAzelaic Acid
Description

Aziderm 20% Cream is used to treat mild-to-moderate acne (pimples). It is used to relieve symptoms such as bumps, lesions, redness, etc. associated with different forms of acne.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Aziderm 20% Cream

Ezanic 20 % Cream
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Aziderm 20% Cream

  • Application site redness, itching, and burning
  • Dry skin
  • Tenderness of skin
  • Stinging sensation at application site
  • Sudden swelling of eyelids, face, throat, tongue
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Difficulty in breathing

Uses of Aziderm 20% Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Rosacea
  • Acne vulgaris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be used with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to azelaic acid or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be used with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.
General warnings

Other topical products

Report the use of other topical products to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine. This medicine may interact with other skin care products and cause side effects such as skin irritation, rashes, swelling, etc. Report any such symptoms to the doctor immediately. Your doctor may suggest an appropriate time-gap between usage of this medicine and other topical products to avoid their interaction. Alternatively, replacement with a suitable medicine may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Asthma

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from asthma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms or worsening of condition to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures and/or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Changed skin tone

Frequent use of this medicine may alter the skin tone in and around the area of application. This change is particularly visible in dark-skinned people.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

The likelihood of an overdose with a topical application is very low. However, if pronounced local irritation or symptoms such as severe skin rashes occur, discontinue therapy and contact your doctor immediately for further instructions. Also, seek immediate medical help if this medicine is taken by mouth in large quantities.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Isotretinoin

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of this medicine on the affected areas following all the instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Report any undesirable side effects to the doctor immediately. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine interferes with certain processes that help the acne-causing bacteria to grow and increase in number. It also keeps skin pores clear and regulates the production of keratin to reduce the formation of pimples.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical acne agents, Topical anti-rosacea agents

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed -Azelaic acid gel [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 6 August 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=6c5e836c-2851-4524-b91d-12ffadffd9ba

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 6 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.240.pdf

Azelaic Acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 6 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00548

Azelaic Acid Topical : MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 6 August 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a603020.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 6 Aug 2018

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