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Azelaic acid

Description

Azelaic Acid is a naturally occurring dicarboxylic acid. Azelaic acid possesses antibacterial, keratolytic, comedolytic, and anti-oxidant activity. Azelaic acid is bactericidal against Proprionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis due to its inhibitory effect on the synthesis of microbial cellular proteins.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
D10AX03
Azelaic acid
D Dermatologicals → D10 Anti-acne preparations → D10A Anti-acne preparations for topical use → D10AX Other anti-acne preparations for topical use

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Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
Skinoren Cream
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
FINACEA Gel
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
SKINOREN Cream
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK