Finacea is a drug that contains a popular natural acid: the azelaic acid. This ingredient is known to help the patient's skin renew itself even faster, thus reducing pimple and the formation of blackheads. A treatment with Finacea is also very effective in killing the harmful bacteria that cause rosacea and acne.
Finacea is a popular medicine that is widely prescribed in the treatment of some harmful bacteria types (mostly those that are responsible for the development of rosacea and acne). However, Finacea can also be prescribed to treat or to prevent some other medical conditions that have not been mentioned here.
You should not use Finacea on windburned, sunburned, chapped, dry or irritated skin areas, because a treatment with Finacea could worsen these medical conditions. It is also recommended that you avoid using Finacea on skin areas that have eczema or on open wounds. You should wait for these conditions to heal before you start a treatment with Finacea. Finacea is a category B FDA pregnancy drug. Therefore, a treatment with it during a pregnancy should not have any harmful effects on a growing fetus. However, if you are pregnant, or if you plan to be so soon, you should avoid starting a treatment with Finacea without your personal physician's consent. It has not been clearly determined whether Finacea's main ingredients are able to pass into breastmilk. Therefore, you should ask your physician if you may (if it is safe) to start taking Finacea if you are breastfeeding an infant.
During your treatment with Finacea, you should avoid using abrasive, drying or harsh cleansers and soaps such as tinctures, alcoholic cleansers, astringents, peeling agents, abrasives, etc.
If you are following a treatment with Finacea, you should apply it exactly how your personal physician has told you to (it is strictly forbidden that you deviate from any of them). If you have any further questions regarding your treatment with Finacea, you should consult a doctor, a pharmacist or a nurse. You should read the instructions from the drug's label.
During your treatment with Finacea, you should carefully wash both your hands after and before you apply the medicine (unless you are applying Finacea to treat a hand medical condition). Clean the affected skin area with a soapless cleaning lotion or with a mild soap. Dry it with a very soft towel. You should only apply a small drug amount to the affected skin area (rub the drug gently until it is completely absorbed). Finacea should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. It is recommended that you keep Finacea in a place that is far from the reach of pets and children.
When you apply Finacea, you should avoid letting your eyes, lips, the inside of your mouth and nose get in contact with the medicine. After you apply the drug, you should not cover the affected skin area, because this normally causes a higher drug amount to be absorbed by your skin (thus, leading to overdose and some unpleasant side effects). If you notice abnormal changes in your regular skin color during your treatment with Finacea, you should alert your personal physician as soon as you can. You must not stop your treatment with Finacea without your personal physician's consent even if you start to feel better after a few days. Sometimes it takes up to 4 weeks for the treatment's results to show themselves. Finacea is normally applied two times per day. However, if you start to experience excessive dryness, burning or inflammation, you should alert your physician (he or she might want to reduce your regular dose of Finacea).
It is best that you acquire the dosage of Finacea that suits you best from your personal physician. Do not make any alterations to the dose that was prescribed to you without first consulting it with your personal doctor.
Finacea overdoses are quite rare. However, if you suspect that you might be suffering from Finacea overdose, you should seek medical care at once. Alert your personal doctor as soon as you can and call an emergency room or your local poison control centre. An overdose with Finacea should not produce any life threatening symptoms.
You should avoid missing a dose of Finacea. If you do miss one, you should take it as soon as you recall. If it is time for another dose, you should skip the one that you have missed and then proceed with your regular dosing schedule. It is recommended that you avoid taking extra doses of Finacea without your doctor's approval.
You should seek emergency medical care if you experience allergic reaction symptoms such as: breathing difficulties; hives; swelling of your face, tongue, lips, or throat. Alert your personal physician if you experience anything bothersome or unusual during your treatment with Finacea.
Inform you doctor if you are taking any additional medicines apart from Finacea. He might lower your regular dosage of Finacea or monitor the way your body reacts to the treatment. Finacea can harmfully interact with other drugs available in pharmacies. Inform your doctor if you are following any other treatments.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Finacea may also be known as: