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A saturated dicarboxylic acid belonging to the keratolytics and produced by microorganisms. Naturally in rancid oil. Its salts and esters are called azelates. Azelaic acid has an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anticomedogenic potency. Due to its good local tolerability, it enables a long-term therapy of acne.
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Apply 15-20% in creams, ointments or gels 2 times/day thinly to the affected areas.
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Skinoren Cream®; Finacea Gel®
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