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About Product
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About Finacea

Finacea is a topical gel which kills the bacteria associated with acne rosacea - a condition characterised by a facial rash, spots, flushing and bloodshot eyes.

The gel contains azelaic acid which inhibits the growth of keratinocytes (cells found on the skin) and kills bacteria on the surface of the skin.

How long will it take before I notice a difference?

You may notice a difference after just 4 weeks of treatment. If no improvements is seen after a month of use, contact your doctor.

Neither the cause of rosacea nor the mechanism of this treatment are fully understood.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition which causes redness and inflammation on various areas of the face, such as the cheeks and nose. The rash may cause irritation such as a stinging or burning sensation.

It can be difficult to determine what triggers rosacea to flare up in some people, as any number of factors could be to blame. Once a trigger is known, it can be avoided to prevent a flare up from happening in the future.

There are 4 main types of rosacea.

Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is characterised by flushing, redness of the skin and blood vessels becoming visible.

Papulopustular rosacea causes breakouts similar to acne. Skin often appears red and swollen.

Phymatous rosacea thickens the skin and causes it to have a bumpy texture.

Ocular rosacea affects the skin around the eyes. Eyelids appear swollen and may cause a sty-like lump. Eyes can also be red and irritated.

Can rosacea be cured?

There is currently no cure for the condition, but there are a number of treatments which have been proven to reduce the signs and symptoms of rosacea.

How to use Finacea

For the treatment of rosacea, Finacea should be applied to the affected area twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. For best results, use the treatment at the same time each day.

Before applying Finacea, thoroughly wash the area of application with warm water and a mild soap. Pat dry the area before applying the gel.

Apply a pea-sized amount of gel to the face and massage into the affected area. Avoid contact with your eyes.

What should I do if I accidentally get some gel in my eyes?

If you get some gel in your eyes, rinse your eyes with water. If you experience prolonged irritation after rinsing the product out of your eyes, seek immediate medical attention.

Finacea side effects and cautions

All medications carry the risk of side effects. Educating yourself on the side effects associated with the medication you are taking is imperative to your safety during the course of your treatment.

Common side effects include:

  • Irritation at the site of application
  • Numbness at the site of application
  • Dry skin at the site of application
  • Rash

Uncommon side effects include:

  • Skin reaction
  • Scaling of the skin
  • Skin discolouration
  • Swelling

Can I use Finacea while pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking Finacea as it may not be suitable for you.

Will Finacea affect my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Finacea has no influence on driving or ability to use machinery.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use make-up with this medicine?

Yes, you can use make-up while taking this topical treatment.

If you have rosacea, you may want to use cosmetic products which do not exacerbate your symptoms. Look for products intended for sensitive ski

Can I shave while using this medicine?

For men, shaving can pose a significant threat to their rosacea, potentially worsening their symptoms.

It may be more suitable for men to use electric razors instead of normal razors to reduce the level of irritation on the skin.

You may also avoid shaving creams, lotions and aftershave products which may irritate your skin. Instead, use shaving products which are suitable for sensitive skin types and use a moisturiser or balm after shaving to soothe the skin.

Table of contents

About Finacea

How to use Finacea

Side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Additional resources

How to get rid of rosacea?

How to treat rosacea naturally?

How does rosacea affect you?

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Finacea
  • Active Ingredient(s): Azelaic acid
  • Manufacturer: Bayer
  • Administration: Topical
  • Presentation: Gel
  • Available Strength: 15% Azelaic acid
  • Exemption: Prescription only medication
  • Application: Men and women over 18 with rosacea
  • Dosage: Apply to affected area twice a day
  • Description: Finacea is a topical gel to treat rosacea
  • Drug Class:Dicarboxylic acid
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Tell our prescriber if you are pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant
  • When Breastfeeding: Tell our prescriber if you are breastfeeding
Click here to view the Finacea - Patient Information Leaflet

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