Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Azelex
  2. Finacea
  3. Finacea Plus


Azelaic acid topical cream is used to treat mildly to moderately inflamed acne. The topical foam and gel are used to treat mild to moderate rosacea. For acne, it works by killing the bacteria that cause acne and by keeping the skin pores clean.

This medicine 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:

  • Chloasma (brown spots on the skin or face that are usually caused by hormonal changes)

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Gel/Jelly
  • Foam
  • Cream