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Azelaic Acid



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiacne agent

Chemical Names

Azelaic acid (WHO)

Nonanedioic acid (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Acidum acelaicum (Latin)
  • Azelainsäure (German)
  • Acide azélaïque (French)
  • Ácido azelaico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Azelaic Acid (OS: USAN)
  • Azélaïque (acide) (OS: DCF)
  • Anchoic acid (IS)
  • Lepargylic acid (IS)
  • Nonandisäure (IS)
  • UNII-F2VW3D43YT (IS)
  • ZK 62498 (IS: Schering)

Brand Names

  • Acnean
    Newai Chem, Taiwan
  • Acne-Derm
    Unia, Poland
  • Acnederm (Azelaic Acid and Glycerol)
    Ego, Hong Kong; Ego, Malaysia
  • Acnesafe
    Z-Jans Pharma, Pakistan
  • Aknoren
    Herbacos - Bofarma, s.r.o., Czech Republic
  • Ami
    Everest, Taiwan
  • Arbonid
    Intermed, Greece
  • AV F AZA Acne
    Ikapharmindo, Indonesia
  • Aza 20
    Pharmacore Laboratories, Indonesia
  • Azaderm 20%
    MUP, Egypt
  • Azclear
    Ego, New Zealand
  • Azeclear
    United Pharma, Hong Kong; United Pharmaceutical, Oman
  • Azedose
    Alapis Pharma, Greece
  • Azeic-A
    Sinphar, Taiwan
  • Azel
    Siu Guan, Taiwan
  • Azelac
    UBI, Taiwan
  • Azelaic Proel
    Proel, Greece
  • Azelan
    Intendis Do Brasil, Brazil
  • Azelaxine
    Velka, Greece
  • Azelderm
    Kleva, Greece; Orva, Turkey
  • Azelec
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • Azelex
    Allergan, United States
  • Azelexin
    Dermagen, Pakistan
  • Azelic
    Akrihin, Russian Federation
  • Aziderm
    Micro Gratia, India
  • Cevigen
    Bros, Greece
  • Chemilaic
    Farmanic Chemipharma, Greece
  • Cutacelan
    Bayer, Colombia; Bayer, Ecuador; Bayer, Peru
  • Eurotech Pimple
    Yung Shin, Taiwan
  • Exazen
    Vocate, Greece
  • Ezalic 20% (Azelaic Acid and Allantoin)
    Multipharma, Egypt
  • Finacea
    Bayer, Canada; Bayer, Denmark; Bayer, Estonia; Bayer, Spain; Bayer, Hungary; Bayer, Iceland; Bayer, Italy; Bayer, Portugal; Bayer, Sweden; Bayer, Turkey; Bayer AB, Norway; Bayer HealthCare, United States; Intendis, Bulgaria; Intendis, Lithuania
  • Finacea 15%
    Bayer, Colombia; Bayer, United Kingdom; Bayer Santé, France; Intendis, Slovakia
  • Hascoderm
    Hasco-Lek, Poland
  • Kando
    Chen Ho, Taiwan
  • Leo
    Unifarma, Taiwan
  • Niskin
    Chin Teng, Taiwan
  • Noreskin
    Genepharm, Greece
  • Onepass
    Thai An, Taiwan
  • Prevolac
    Cosmopharm, Greece
  • Rozelaic
    Medihealth, Colombia
  • Skinoren
    A. Menarini, Thailand; Bayer, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Bayer, Belgium; Bayer, Denmark; Bayer, Estonia; Bayer, Spain; Bayer, United Kingdom; Bayer, Hong Kong; Bayer, Hungary; Bayer, Ireland; Bayer, Italy; Bayer, Latvia; Bayer, Poland; Bayer, Portugal; Bayer, Sweden; Bayer, Slovakia; Bayer, Turkey; Bayer AB, Norway; Bayer Health Care, Malaysia; Bayer HealthCare, Finland; Bayer Schering, South Africa; bioCSL, New Zealand; Intendis, Bulgaria; Intendis, Czech Republic; Intendis, Georgia; Intendis, Greece; Intendis, Iceland; Intendis, Romania; Intendis, Russian Federation; Intendis, Singapore; Intendis, Thailand; Intendis Manufacturing SPA, Serbia; Jenapharm, Germany; Pharmalink, Taiwan; Schering, Oman; Intendis, Lithuania
  • Skinoren 15%
    Bayer Austria, Austria
  • Skinoren 20%
    Bayer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Bayer Austria, Austria; Bayer Santé, France; Jenapharm, Malta; Scherring, Egypt
  • Skinoren Rosacea
    Bayer, Poland
  • ZA
    CCPC, Taiwan
  • Zelaika
    Italfarmaco, Spain
  • Zelface
    Ferron, Indonesia
  • Zeliderm
    Viñas, Spain
  • Zeliris
    Caprifarmindo, Indonesia


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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