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ACNE-DERM (azelaic acid) - cream

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
ACNE-DERM cream; 200 mg / g; 20 g Union 16.90 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:azelaic acid

The drug is available without a prescription

What does ACNE-DERM mean?

Anti-acne treatment for topical use.

What does ACNE-DERM contain and how does it work?

The active substance of the preparation is azelaic acid. Its effectiveness in the treatment of acne vulgaris results from the antibacterial effect and a direct effect on the inhibition of excessive keratinization of the epidermis.
Azelaic acid significantly inhibits bacterial growthPropionibacterium acnesand reduces the fraction of free fatty acids on the surface of the skin.
The studies have shown that it also inhibits the growth of keratinocytes and normalizes their terminal differentiation, and also accelerates the reduction of the number of comedones.
It also inhibits the growth and excessive activity of abnormal melanocytes. This effect is dependent on the dose and duration of action of azelaic acid. The molecular mechanism of this process is not fully understood; the effectiveness of azelaic acid in the treatment of hyperpigmentation is associated with its inhibitory effect on DNA synthesis and / or on cellular respiration of abnormal melanocytes.

When to use ACNE-DERM?

The preparation is indicated for the treatment of:
acne vulgaris
skin discoloration.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.

Take special care with ACNE-DERM?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
After the first application of the cream, skin irritation may occur. In this case, use the preparation once a day until the discomfort ceases. If the dose reduction does not cause irritation of the skin, treatment should be discontinued. In the case of parallel application of other drugs to the skin, it is recommended to apply them between successive applications of the preparation.
Protect lips, eyes and mucous membranes against contact with the drug. If there is accidental contact with the above place, you must rinse them with plenty of water. If irritation persists despite irritation, consult a physician.
Due to the whitening properties of the preparation, in the case of people with dark complexion, one should particularly observe the skin at the place of application of the drug, because it can be lightened.
Protect the skin from wind and frost.
Information on additional components of the preparation:
the preparation contains propylene glycol; may cause skin irritation;
the preparation contains cetostearyl alcohol; it may cause a local skin reaction (for example, contact dermatitis);
the preparation contains benzoic acid; may cause slight irritation of the skin, eyes and mucous membranes.

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
There was no effect on the ability to drive or use machines / machines.

Dosage of ACNE-DERM preparation

The preparation is in the form of a cream for use on the skin. Use the preparation as recommended.Do not exceed the recommended doses because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
The product is intended for use in adults and adolescents after 12 years of age.
Before applying the cream, the skin should be thoroughly washed with water or a mild cleansing agent and dried; Wash your hands after applying. Apply a thin layer of cream to the affected lesions twice a day - morning and evening, carefully pat. A cream strip with a length of approx. 4 cm is a single dose of the preparation. In the case of acne lesions on the chest and back, do not use more than 10 g of cream per day.
In the event of significant skin irritation, reduce the amount of preparation applied, apply it once a day until the symptoms of irritation disappear or - if necessary - discontinue treatment for a few days.
The duration of treatment depends on the severity of lesions on the skin. In the treatment of acne, a clear improvement is obtained after about 4 weeks of systematic treatment, the maximum duration of use should not exceed 6 months. In the treatment of discoloration, use at least for 3 months in parallel with preparations with UV A and UV B filters.

Can I use ACNE-DERM during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, consult your doctor before using the product.
Due to the lack of safety data, the use of the preparation during pregnancy breastfeeding is not recommended.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

No interaction studies have been performed with other medicines.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, ACNE-DERM can cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
Very often may occur: pruritus, burning, erythema at the site of administration.
Common: skin irritation, burning sensation, pruritus, redness, dryness and burning of the skin.
Rarely often can occur: contact dermatitis, folliculitis, white spots or discoloration of the skin in dark-skinned patients.
Very rarely: hypersensitivity reactions to light, allergic skin reactions, eg rash.

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