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Finacea (Azelaic Acid)

Also Known as Skinoren

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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Strength Pack Size Qty
15% Gel
Pack Size

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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

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.


FINACEA gel (Azelaic acid) is a medication prescribed to treat rosacea. Rosacea is a condition that causes the skin to redden with small, red, bumps and acne on the face. Rosacea most commonly affects middle-aged women who have fair skin.

The exact mechanism of FINACEA gel in rosacea is unclear and it is thought to work via two different ways. FINACEA gel prevents pores from clogging and also has some antibacterial properties against Cutibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis.


Apply FINACEA twice daily to the affected area to treat rosacea. Speak with your doctor if you do not see improvement within 12 weeks.

Before applying, wash and dry the affected area with a mild soap. After application, wash the hands.

FINACEA gel should only be applied to the skin. Avoid getting into the eyes.


The active ingredient in FINACEA gel is azelaic acid.

The inactive ingredients in FINACEA gel include benzoic acid, disodium-EDTA, lecithin, medium-chain triglycerides, polyacrylic acid, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, purified water, and sodium hydroxide.

Fact Table






Very low

Legal status

US: RX Only

Chemical Name

Azelaic Acid

Elimination half-life

12 hours

Dosage (Strength)

15% Gel (30 grams)


Consult a doctor


Finacea, Finacea Plus

Protein binding

99% (loosely)

PubChem CID






ATC code






Routes of administration



Do not use FINACEA gel if you have a known hypersensitivity to polyethylene glycol.

Monitor skin pigmentation while taking FINACEA gel, as it may cause changes to skin color.

Side Effects

The most commonly reported adverse effects of FINACEA gel may include:

  • Burning
  • Dryness
  • Erythema
  • Irritation 
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Scaling
  • Stinging
  • Tightness
  • Tingling

If you experience any of these side effects while taking FINACEA gel, speak with your physician or pharmacist. You may need to switch to a different therapy.

Buy FINACEA from Canada Drugs Direct. Buying FINACEA gel online may help you find the best FINACEA cost. The medication can only be purchased with a valid prescription from a physician.


  1. Finacea [package insert]. Pine Brook, NJ 07058: Intendis; 2010.
  2. Healthline, Rosacea, May 21st, 2018. Retreived April 2020. 

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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