Azelex (Azelaic acid)

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Strength Pack Size Qty
20% 30g cream
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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Azelex (azelaic acid cream) 20% is a topical medication that is prescribed to treat mild to moderate acne.

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Chemical Name

Azelaic acid

Elimination half-life

12 h

Dosage (Strength)

20% 30g cream


Azelex is classified as Pregnancy Category B, which means it is generally considered safe



Protein binding

Azelaic acid has low protein binding

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Routes of administration



Azelex cream should be used as your doctor has prescribed. You may speak to your doctor or pharmacist if any questions or concerns arise.

The affected area(s) should be cleansed and patted dry prior to application. Apply a thin layer of the medication to the skin and gently massage into the affected area(s) twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. After you have applied the cream, you should wash your hands.

Avoid contact with the eyes or mouth. Bandages should not be placed over the cream and the cream should not be covered unless your doctor tells you to do so.

It may take at least a month before you see an improvement. You should talk to your doctor if your acne has not improved after 1 month of use or if your acne worsens.


The active ingredient in Azelex is azelaic acid.


  • Before you start treatment with Azelex, talk to your doctor about:
    • All medications you take and use, including other topical lotions, creams, and ointments
    • Any allergies you may have
    • Your past medical history and current health issues
    • Your pregnancy status
    • Your breastfeeding status

Side Effects

Some, but not all, side effects associated with Azelex include skin stinging, burning, itching, or tingling. If you develop side effects that concern you or won’t reside, talk to your doctor.

Looking for a competitive Azelex 20% cream cost? Look no further! With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can buy Azelex online at Canada Drugs Direct.


  1. Azelex 20% topical cream. First Databank, Inc.; 2022.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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