Azinec Cream 10 gm

Description
  • Azinec Cream 10 gm contains Azelaic Acid
  • Azinec Cream 10 gm is indicated in Acne Vulgaris and Papulopustular Rosacea
  • Azinec Cream 10 gm has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Azinec Cream 10 gm is a topical cream that is to be applied twice daily
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Type

Cream – Tube

Feature

10 gm

Unit

gm

Formula

Azelaic Acid

Composition

Azelaic Acid 20 %

Brand

Pacific Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About 

{{Product}} is commonly used as an anti-acne cream applied to treat and get rid of mild to severe acne on human skin. {{Product}} belongs to the category of drugs known as dicarboxylic acids which perform the function of keeping the pores of the skin open and unblocked which further leads to a decrease in the amount of pimple growth. It also reduces the growth of acne-causing bacteria on the skin. 

{{Product}} comes in the form of a cream/lotion which is advised to be applied commonly twice daily. Once in the morning and once in the evening, preferably to be patted upon the skin to form a thin layer with clean dry hands. {{Product}} should be applied regularly to attain the best results. {{Product}} should not be applied to sensitive skin areas such as eyes, nose, or ears. 

{{Product}} may take up to 1 month to show improvement. Full results of the treatment with this medicine may take longer. {{Product}} may cause some common side effects at the beginning of the treatment such as stinging, burning, or itching sensation. Rare side effects caused by the medicine may include hyperpigmentation, allergic reaction, dizziness, or trouble breathing. 

Indications 

Azinec Cream 10 gm can be used to treat:

  • Acne vulgaris 
  • Papulopustular rosacea 

How To Use The {{Product}}

{{Product}} comes in the form of a cream/lotion which is to be applied on the skin surface using a clean and dry hand. {{Product}} should be used in small amounts to apply a thin layer over the affected part of the skin and should be applied by patting it over the skin to form a thin layer. Applying excessive amounts of {{Product}} will not result in faster treatment.

How Does {{Product}} Work?

Azinec Cream 10 gm works by unblocking and opening the pores which lead to a reduction in pimple growth. {{Product}} also stops or decreases the growth of bacteria on the skin which results in a reduction in acne. 

Dosage 

Adult Dosage

{{Product}} is to be applied twice daily, preferably once in the morning and once in the evening.  

Pregnancy Use And Lactation 

It has been unsure whether {{Product}} causes any harm to pregnant or nursing women as no medical research has been carried over this topic. However, it should still only be applied by pregnant or nursing women when highly important and no other safer options are available. If a woman gets pregnant during the treatment she is advised to contact her doctor. 

Precautions

Make sure that the following cautions are taken before the application of {{Product}}

  • Avoid contact with the eye 
  • Reduce the application to once a day if irritates the skin
  • Allergic to dicarboxylic acid 

Contraindications 

Patients are required to make sure that they consult a doctor about the following/history of these conditions before application.

  • Hypersensitivity to propylene glycol
  • Skin disease 
  • Allergic to dicarboxylic acid 

Interactions With Other Medicine

  • Essential to consult a doctor if using any other skin medicine. 
  • Sensitive for asthma patients as might cause side effects

Adverse Effects

Common Effects 

  • Skin irritation 
  • Tingling sensation 
  • Burning skin
  • Itching skin 
  • Drying or flaking of skin 

Rare Effects

  • Hives 
  • Difficulty breathing  
  • Swelling on lips, throat, or face
  • Severe burning 
  • Severe itching 
  • Hyperpigmentation 
  • Discoloration/ changes in skin color 
  • Vitiligo depigmentation 
  • fever

How To Cope-Up With Some Adverse Effects 

Dizziness – If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects

Fever- Patients are asked to ingest over-the-counter painkillers (such as Paracetamol), partake in plenty, of fluids, and rest for a couple of days till the symptoms pass

Skin burning – Patients are required to not touch the affected area with dirty hands and apply ice or cold water to help reduce the sensation. 

Skin irritation – Can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Applying a cold compress to the area helps reduce itchiness and redness.

Swelling – The patient is required to use a cold compress against the affected area which may bring relief and not touch the skin with dirty hands. 

FAQ’s

Q1. HOW TO STORE Azinec Cream 10 gm?

Azinec Cream 10 gm is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

Q2. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Azinec Cream 10 gm?

 An extra dose or two of Azinec Cream 10 gm is not known to cause any harm but the excessive application will not ensure faster treatment. 

Q3. WILL Azinec Cream 10 gm AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

Q4. Can I Take Azinec Cream 10 gm During My Pregnancy?

It is unsure as no medical research has been done over it, however, it should only be used when highly important. 

Q5. WILL Azinec Cream 10 gm AFFECT MY FERTILITY??

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

Q6. CAN Azinec Cream 10 gm CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the rarest side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues.

Q7. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

It is a long-term treatment and you might have to continue taking the medication for 2-4 months depending on the improvement. 

Q8. CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.