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What is Azac?

Azac Cream is used for Acne, Hyperpigmentary skin disorders, Melanoma and other conditions. Azac Cream may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Azac Cream contains Azelaic Acid Topical as an active ingredient.
Azac Cream works by possessing the cytotoxic activity; inhibiting mitochondrial oxidoreductase activity.
Mark India Cosmed manufactures Azac Cream.
Detailed information related to Azac Cream's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Azac Cream Uses

Azac Cream is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1
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Azac Cream Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Azac Cream improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 1

Azac Cream - Composition and Active Ingredients

Azac Cream is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Azac Cream - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Azac Cream. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
  • Local irritant effects
  • Azac Cream may also cause side-effects not listed here.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
References: 2
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Azac Cream - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Azac Cream, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
  • wash your hands before and after applying Azac Cream. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
  • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Azac Cream. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
  • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
  • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

Azac Cream - Drug Interactions

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

Azac Cream - Contraindications

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

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Azac Cream - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Azac Cream safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Azac Cream safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Azac Cream be used for acne and hyperpigmentary skin disorders?
    Yes, acne and hyperpigmentary skin disorders are among the most common reported uses for Azac Cream. Please do not use Azac Cream for acne and hyperpigmentary skin disorders without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Azac Cream.
  • Should I consume Azac Cream empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Azac Cream after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Azac Cream.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Azac Cream medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Azac Cream. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Azac Cream

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 3, 4, 5, 6

Overdosage of Azac Cream

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Azac Cream, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 7, 8, 9

Storage of Azac Cream

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Azac Cream.
References: 10, 11, 12, 13

Expired Azac Cream

  • Taking a single dose of expired Azac Cream is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 14, 15

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Questions - Azac Cream

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Azac Cream - Packages and Strengths

Azac Cream is available in the following packages and strengths
Azac Cream - Packages: 15GM Cream
Azac Cream - Strengths: 20%

Azac Cream - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Azac Cream - Demographic Information


  1. Fitton A, Goa KL. Azelaic acid. A review of its pharmacological properties and therapeutic efficacy in acne and hyperpigmentary skin disorders. Drugs. 1991;41(5):780-98. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  2. Sarkar R, Bhalla M, Kanwar AJ. A comparative study of 20% azelaic acid cream monotherapy versus a sequential therapy in the treatment of melasma in dark-skinned patients. Dermatology (Basel). 2002;205(3):249-54. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  3. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
  4. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  5. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  6. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  7. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  8. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  14. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  15. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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