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Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel

Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel is a semisolid formulation, dispensed through a pump mechanism for easy and precise application. This medication is used to treat various skin conditions such as rosacea, acne vulgaris, seborrheic dermatitis, melasma, and perioral dermatitis. The gel-like consistency allows for targeted treatment and effective absorption of the active ingredients.

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Formula Information

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Bayview Pharmacy is pleased to present a specialized topical gel formulation of Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2%. This unique blend of active ingredients is a potent solution for various skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis. Azelaic Acid, a naturally occurring dicarboxylic acid, boasts anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Metronidazole, on the other hand, is an antibiotic that effectively combats anaerobic bacteria and certain parasites.

This combination of active ingredients has demonstrated its efficacy in reducing the visibility of acne lesions, mitigating inflammation, and inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi on the skin. It has also proven to be effective in alleviating the redness and flushing associated with rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis.

The Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% topical gel formulation is a semisolid preparation dispensed through a pump mechanism. This design facilitates easy and precise application on the skin, ensuring targeted treatment or absorption of the active ingredients. The gel-like consistency of the formulation enhances its ease of use and is generally well-tolerated by most patients. It is recommended to apply this formulation twice daily to the affected area for optimal results.

If you have any queries about this formulation or its application in treating skin conditions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Bayview Pharmacy. Our team is committed to assisting you in finding the most suitable treatment option tailored to your individual needs.

Drug Interactions

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Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel is a semisolid formulation designed for the treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory papules and pustules of rosacea. This formulation is dispensed through a pump mechanism, allowing for easy and precise application on the skin. It is not recommended for patients with severe rosacea or those with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the formulation.

Patients should be advised to avoid contact with eyes, lips, and mucous membranes. In case of contact, it is recommended to rinse with water. Additionally, patients should avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and use a sunscreen when exposed to sunlight. Regular monitoring for signs of skin irritation or sensitization is advised. If any such signs occur, discontinue use and contact a healthcare provider immediately.

Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel may interact with other topical medications, particularly those containing alcohol, sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid. Therefore, patients should avoid using other topical medications on the same area of skin where this gel is applied.

Furthermore, this gel may interact with systemic medications, including those used to treat rosacea, such as tetracyclines, macrolides, and isotretinoin. It is crucial for patients to inform their healthcare provider of any medications they are currently taking before using Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel.

If you have any questions about the interactions of Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel, please do not hesitate to reach out for further information.

How Does it Work

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Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel is a compounded medication specifically designed to treat conditions such as mild to moderate inflammatory acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis. This unique formulation combines the potent anti-inflammatory properties of azelaic acid and metronidazole.

Azelaic acid, one of the active ingredients, works by reducing the production of keratin, a protein that can block pores and lead to acne. On the other hand, metronidazole, another active ingredient, functions by reducing inflammation and eliminating bacteria that can cause acne.

This topical gel is dispensed through a pump mechanism, which allows for easy and precise application on the skin. It is designed to deliver targeted treatment or absorption of the active ingredients in a gel-like consistency. This ensures that the medication is applied exactly where it's needed, maximizing its effectiveness while minimizing potential side effects.

To use, apply the gel to the affected area twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare provider. It's crucial to wash your hands before and after application to prevent the spread of bacteria. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

Consistent use of this medication as directed is key to achieving the desired results. It's important to note that it may take several weeks before you notice an improvement in your condition. Do not stop using the medication without consulting your healthcare provider.

If you have any questions or concerns about using Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel, please consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist. They can provide you with the necessary guidance and advice to ensure safe and effective use of this medication.

Other Uses

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Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel is a compounded formulation that has been utilized off-label for the management of various skin conditions. These include, but are not limited to, folliculitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and actinic keratosis. This formulation has also been employed to address skin discoloration issues such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and to diminish the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines. Furthermore, it has been used to lessen the appearance of scars, including those resulting from acne. It is crucial to understand that the safety and effectiveness of this formulation for these off-label uses have not been conclusively established. For any queries regarding the use of this formulation for any of these conditions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel?

This is a compounded formulation of Azelaic Acid and Metronidazole in a gel form. It is a semisolid formulation that is dispensed through a pump mechanism for easy and precise application on the skin.

What is the purpose of the pump mechanism in this formulation?

The pump mechanism facilitates easy and precise application of the gel on the skin. It ensures that the right amount of product is dispensed each time, reducing wastage and ensuring effective treatment.

What are the active ingredients in this formulation?

The active ingredients in this formulation are Azelaic Acid, which is present at a concentration of 15%, and Metronidazole, which is present at a concentration of 1.2%.

What is the consistency of this topical gel?

The Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel has a gel-like consistency. It is a semisolid formulation that is easy to apply on the skin.

How should I apply this topical gel?

You should apply this gel on the affected area as directed by your healthcare provider. The pump mechanism will dispense the right amount of product for application.

Can this gel be used for targeted treatment?

Yes, this gel is designed for targeted treatment or absorption of the active ingredients. It should be applied directly on the affected area for best results.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

What are the potential side effects of this gel?

Some potential side effects may include skin irritation, dryness, and redness. If these persist or worsen, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Can I use this gel with other skincare products?

Before using other skincare products, consult with your healthcare provider. Some products may interfere with the effectiveness of the Azelaic Acid 15%/Metronidazole 1.2% Topical Gel.

How should I store this topical gel?

Store this gel at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

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Formulas and/or material listed are not to be interpreted as a promise, guarantee or claim of therapeutic efficacy or safety. The information contained herein is not intended to replace or substitute for conventional medical care, or encourage its abandonment. Every patient is unique, and formulas should be adjusted to meet their individual needs.
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