Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Azelex
  2. Finacea
  3. Finacea Plus


Azelaic acid is used to treat mild to moderate acne. It works in part by stopping the growth of skin bacteria that can help cause acne. Azelaic acid also helps to lessen acne by keeping skin pores (tiny openings on the skin's surface) clear.

It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Azelaic acid is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling, azelaic acid is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:

  • Tan discoloration of face, often in pregnant women or women taking birth control pills

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Gel/Jelly
  • Cream