Azelaic acid

Active ingredient 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.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
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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Medicines

Azelaic acid is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Brazil

Hong Kong

United States

Brazil

Austria Canada France Lithuania Spain

Austria Cyprus Finland France Hong Kong

Spain

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

F2VW3D43YT - AZELAIC ACID

CAS registry number

123-99-9 - azelaic acid

SNOMED-CT

332368008 - Azelaic acid (substance)

386936005 - Azelaic acid (substance)