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User Reviews for Azelaic acid

Also known as: Azelex, Finacea, Finevin

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "I used finacea cream for years but now had to switch to the foam. While the actual medicine is still working for me I have to say that the price of 175$ I would expect for the dispenser to work. I tried to exchange it but will not get any answer. I spend my morning on hold without ever even getting a person to talk to. The coupon line yes. But not Bayer. I just cannot endorse this product. Would love to give it 0 stars but the cream worked just no longer available. Big Pharma rip off!"

   
2.0

Loved the cream hate the foam June 8, 2017

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "I've been on numerous topical and oral medications for acne. At one point, Solodyn and Doxycycline have been the only skin savors for me. My derma put me on several different topicals over the course of the last four years i.e. Ziana, Epiduo, Onexton, Retin-A, and Acanya. I've probably tried more but can't remember all of them. The last topical I was on was Epiduo until I found out that I was pregnant. My Dr quickly put me on Finacea since it is safe to use during pregnancy. I have to say, it's been 6 days using it morning and night and is the absolutely best topical I've tried. My skin is under control and past acne scars are fading. Really do love this stuff. Wish I tried it sooner!"

   
10

SpecialK9 June 7, 2017

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "I have been using this Finacea 15% gel from about a week, and posting here just because I am totally shocked for the price some of you are forced to pay for this product. I live in Italy and I bought this for 19€ (full price, no discount) and I thought "that's too much for a tube of gel". I feel sorry for you, they are extorting you, they are criminals.... Can't say anything about the gel yet... too soon for me, but I have acne problem on my skin."

   
8.0

Axel81 (taken for less than 1 month) April 26, 2017

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For Rosacea: "Finacea Rx for rosacea Love this! US price is a ripoff. Will buy in France I am 70 but my skin has never dried out. I like the Clinique Lotion #4 that is heavy duty salicylic acid. I sometimes use it instead of finacea. My skin looks lovely from the finacea. It's not just good for rosacea, but to exfoliate. I also use Sumadan wash with a clatisonic. I also have Seborrhea and use nizoral shampoo. Web derm and rosacea may go hand in hand. I don't overuse, as the product can be very drying."

   
10

Docmama (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 4, 2017

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "Great results in reducing severe facial disfigurement and maintaining smooth and soft skin. Could not do without it. Now my insurance is harassing my doctor for prior authorization for a product that has been working great for me for over 10 years,"

   
10

RCIII (taken for 10 years or more) March 18, 2017

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "Took a long time to see results and seemed to become less effective after 6 months. I'm headed back to the doctor to find other options."

   
5.0

ErinOV March 11, 2017

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "When I found out the my Finacea Foam Rx was going to cost $275 I turned it down. Then I decided to buy a tube and see if it really worked. I was immediately impressed with the product. It not only clears up the burning and redness, but it also makes my skin more smooth and soft. On a Dec 2016 trip to France I asked a pharmacist if there was an equivalent in France. In fact, they had the exact same product in cream form instead of foam. And the price was only 30 Euro, I brought 4 tubes home to last me until my next trip to France. I swear by Finacea!"

   
9.0

SbtHouston (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 3, 2017

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "An absolute saviour for me. Rosacea pustules had been increasing in quantity and intensity - terrible. Discovered Finacea Gel - it's an over the counter pharmacy medication in Australia and at only AUS$ 26 worth a try. Not much impact for the first four weeks, in fact possible worse. I persisted. Now 8 weeks in and the results are amazing. Rosacea has really settled down, few pustules, red marks faded, and skin generally much better texture. Very highly recommended - but do be patient and persist!"

   
10

Aussie Liz (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 7, 2016

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "This review is for Finacea Foam. I visited a Dermatologist and discovered I have Rosacea. She prescribed Finacea Foam and gave me a small booklet to read. In the middle of the booklet it was mentioned that it is important to throw out anything left over 8 weeks after opening. Reason not given....wasteful for something that costs close to $300. I wasn't concerned about any redness in my skin, as it wasn't bad, but I was assured it would take care of the pimple-like bumps that had persisted for years. I tried it for two weeks and there was no improvement.....just got a little worse. It also dried out my skin, so had to use extra moisturizers. No terrible side effects, so rating it a 2. Wish I'd been able to get a sample to try out."

   
2.0

Dayle4c (taken for less than 1 month) November 27, 2016

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "I have been using Finacea gel for the last 6 weeks and have seen amazing results. I had been recently diagnosed with a medium case of Rosacea but to me It felt like it was a serious case. Both cheeks and forehead were effected. My forehead and cheeks were at times very red and I became very aware of it.I use it twice a day and have also been given a course of Erythromycin tablets and I also use Zerobase moisturising cream.By using all of the mentioned items I have seen an incredible difference in my face and on occasions my face bears no redness as it used to . I saw some difference in about 10 days by using Finacea gel, and I cannot recommend it enough."

   
10

Lennox23 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 15, 2016

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "I've been using Finacea on and off for many years!! When I was originally diagnosed with rosacea, the treatment was continuous tetracycline. A couple years later, it was my opthamologist who prescribed Finacea and the results were almost immediate. My usual course of treatment is a morning facial wash with a gentle cleaner and then a few dabs of Finacea smoothed into the affected areas. And then there are periods when I don't use it all until I begin to see the initial telltales signs. Recently and years later, I had a flare-up of rosacea-related acne on my cheeks, a new occurence. My dermatologist placed me on doxycycline and twice-a-day Finacea with excellent results in a matter of a few days. It's been like a cure for me."

   
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Lobstah (taken for 10 years or more) November 13, 2016

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For Rosacea: "Used this for rosacea, which i thought was a shaving rash on my face. It immediately went far more red than before to the point where it was visible to others and on a larger area. I persisted and after a few days it was beginning to clear. The peeling is pretty severe and i seem to be flaking heavily everytime i rub my face. I will persist for another few weeks but it has definatley helped. Interesting to note that a tub of 15% 30g costs £8 on the NHS or £45 private wheras in the US it seems comparitely extortionate."

   
8.0

anon98798567 November 1, 2016

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "I brought it from my country, the insurance does not cover this cream here. I only pay U$27 compared with almost U$400. Finacea is really work to me. I used to wear metroge(didn't work)l, taking a lot of antibiotic in the past. my dermatologic gave me some Finacea samples because it was expensive. I can not understand why all dermatologic problems are considered "cosmetology and insurance not cover them."

   
9.0

vezame October 17, 2016

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "Been using for 10 years and has always kept my Rosacea at bay. It stings during the first week of use but definitely worth enduring that discomfort, the results are amazing! A tube now last me almost a year as it only takes a tiny bit of cream to maintain clear skin."

   
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CoryT (taken for 10 years or more) October 5, 2016

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For Rosacea: "I have had some luck with reducing pustules with a product available in Australia - Azclear. It is a 20% azaleic acid. I have had a little bit of peeling - it's quite strong so I use it spareingly. For those in the US it is only $8.95 Aus dollars. Yes! It doesn't need a prescription and it is made by a well trusted company - I'm sure it's able to be purchased online and shipped overseas. Well worth a try - I can't believe it's so expensive in the US!"

   
7.0

Wingster October 1, 2016

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For Acne: "I'm 22 years old and have some hormonal acne thats often cystic and painful. I went to the dermatologist and she recommended Finacea and doxycycline (for the first two months until Finacea became more effective) I didn't have horrible acne to begin with but it was just annoying huge ones that would spur up from time to time maybe two or three at a time. Once I started Finacea I got little pimples along with cystic ones on my jaw line and chin area (where I had them before) but now I was also getting pimples on my cheeks and forehead. I am wondering if Finacea makes acne worse before it gets better or if anyone else has found a solution for this/had this experience"

   
4.0

Ateam September 19, 2016

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For Rosacea: "currently in drug trial for generic CREAM formulation working really well!"

   
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jjbem (taken for less than 1 month) August 27, 2016

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For Rosacea: "Finacea has transformed my face. It has cleared the breakouts and improved the pigmentation.Just wish they made a cream formulation. I use to much because it dries so fast spreading it is difficult. I have to rush before it dries. A 50gram tube should last me two month's but for me only one month.And even with Insurance it cost me 109 dollars monthly.Maybe one day they will combine cerave moisturizer with active ingredient Azalaic Acid.Sorry so long."

   
10

Dr Ford June 20, 2016

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "Finacea has worked great for my skin - it is the ONLY product that has taken anyway mostly all of the redness (cutting dairy out of my diet also helped immensely). I now do not wear any makeup other than mascara and a tinted moisturizer for SPF protection. Only thing is - the drug company is making this product almost impossible to afford. $275 every month? I know I certainly can't afford that. My dermo gave me a coupon for the first 10 bottles to be $175 but that is still killing me. I do not know how much longer I can reasonably buy it."

   
9.0

cate L. June 15, 2016

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "Started working right away on the numerous colonies of pustules. Food was the cause then spices then alcohol. No. Lack of azelic acid. Obvious. Getting better and I am hopeful. I never had acne as a teen. Getting this rosacea in my early 50'S was frustrating and some of my skin got badly damaged by the pustules. Finacea seems to be correcting some of the damage."

   
9.0

Sea dubya (taken for less than 1 month) May 8, 2016

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "Tiny amount goes a long way."

Chrisy2 May 2, 2016

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For Acne: "I had super bad acne for about half a year and it was awful. My dermatologist, at first put me on creams like Aczone and Epiduo and an antibiotic called Doxycycline Monohydrate. My skin started to look better.The dermat switched my antibiotic to a different drug called minocycline. This cleared up my face, but started making some of my acne scars look even darker! I then switched back to my normal, until last December I began having a major allergic reaction to the Epiduo. It was awful! I stopped using it and continued with the pill and with the Aczone. I started to break out again, and I'm hoping that starting Finacea, it will keep me acne free again!"

   
7.0

Larker March 22, 2016

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For Rosacea: "I get terrible flare ups when I'm stressed. My father recently passed away so my stress level was extreme! My aunty took one look at my face and said "you need antibiotics" I've been on doxy and azelaic acid combination for 1 week and I've noticed a huge improvement. I've also been using benzac wash which is good for acne prone skin but is super soothing and doesn't dry the skin... so far so good! Made a huge difference in my confidence too."

   
9.0

Min77 March 3, 2016

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "Finacea is a miracle drug, but the key to perfect (most of the time) skin is adding a good moisturizer. I use a good skin moisturizer for rosacea. I have my beautiful, glowing skin back!!! It is all worth the money to me. If your skin is burning and red it is probably because you are not using the right moisturizer. Remember, people with rosacea need special moisturizers. Maybe find one made specifically for rosacea. Good luck!!"

   
10

Shan1524 February 18, 2016

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Finacea (azelaic acid) for Rosacea: "I have moderate Rosacea but enough where my entire face is pink/red. I started using this two months ago day and night and the redness has gone down minimally, but I've started to break out in deep red pimples on my cheeks. I stopped yesterday and the pimples seem to be clearing up a bit. Definitely wasn't worth it because I now have acne marks all over my face."

   
2.0

Nat1294 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 9, 2016

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