The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Azelaic Acid (Finacea) for Rosacea
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Azelaic acid 15% gel (Finacea Berlex) is now available in the US for treatment of mild to moderate rosacea. A 20% cream formulation of the drug (Azelex Allergan; Medical Letter 1996; 38:52) has been marketed here since 1996 for treatment of acne. The effectiveness of Finacea compared to its own vehicle and to metronidazole gel is discussed. Information on the drug's mechanism of action, adverse effects, dosage and cost are also included. ... more
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