Finacea

Drug List

Finacea

Drug Name

Finacea (Azelaic acid)

Manufactured By

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Drug Savings


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Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.


Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain skin disorder known as rosacea, a type of adult acne. It helps to decrease redness, swelling, and the number of pimples caused by rosacea.

How To Use

Apply this medication on your face as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. To avoid irritation, avoid contact with your eyes or inside the nose or mouth. If you accidentally get this medication in your eyes, flush well with cool water. Call your doctor if eye irritation does not go away. Before use, wash the affected area with a mild soap or soap-free cleanser and pat dry. Avoid using other skin care products that may irritate your skin, such as astringents, abrasives, tinctures, cleansers that contain alcohol, and products that cause skin peeling. Shake the container well before each use. Use your fingers to apply a thin layer of medication over your whole face (cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose) and gently massage the foam into your skin. Wash your hands after each use. Makeup may be applied after the medication has dried. Do not use any dressing or covering on the treated area unless directed by your doctor. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Do not use more of this medication or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your skin will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

Side Effects

Skin burning, stinging, tingling, or itching may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Rarely, some people have had unusual loss of skin color (hypopigmentation) after using this medication. This side effect may be easier to see in people with dark skin color. Tell your doctor right away if you notice this side effect. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

In Case of Overdose

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from heat and open flame. The contents of this can are flammable and under pressure. Do not puncture or burn the container. Keep all medications away from children and pets.