Skinoren cream is an anti-acne medicine (inflammatory and non-inflammatory forms of acne). It attacks bacteria that play a major role as acne-causing agents. It also suppresses the growth of coarse and scorching skin cells that clog the pores to form black and white dots.Skinoren cream is also used to treat melasma. It suppresses the growth and viability of abnormal melanocytes - the cells that cause skin pigmentation, known as melasma.
How to use:
Before Skinoren Cream is applied, the skin should be thoroughly cleaned with plain water and dried. A mild skin-cleansing agent may be used. The duration of use of Skinoren Cream can vary from patient to patient and also depends on the severity of the acne. In general, a distinct improvement becomes apparent after about 4 weeks.
Skinoren Cream should be applied to the affected areas of skin twice daily (mornings and evenings), and rubbed in gently. As a guide 2.5 cm (approx. 0.5 g) of cream is sufficient for the entire facial area.
If other areas of acne, in addition to the face require treatment, for example the chest and back, the amount of cream should be adjusted accordingly. Patients with sensitive skin should be advised to use Skinoren only once a day (in the evening) for the first week of treatment and then proceed to twice daily applications.
If you use Skinoren, this should only be on the affected areas of the skin.
If you use Skinoren to your face, there should be no contact with the eyes, mouth and mucous membranes. In case of accidental contact, eyes, mouth and / or affected mucous membranes should be washed with plenty of water.
Do not use Skinoren :
If you are allergic to azelaic acid or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
There are no adequate and well controlled studies for topical administration of azelaic acid in pregnant women. The results of animal reproduction studies using Skinoren cream have not shown the risk of use during pregnancy.
Azelaic acid should be given to pregnant women with caution.
The active substance (azelaic acid) can pass into breast milk in very small amounts. In any case, the amount of active substance that your baby would take daily with breast milk would be very low and does not pose a risk, especially given the extremely low toxicity of this acid.
Applying Skinoren Cream to lactating women should be performed with caution.
Infants should not come into contact with the treated skin / breast.
You will receive one box with 30g tube of Skinoren cream (Azelaic acid 20%).
Packed for Lithuanian market, that means the box and (or) information leaflet are in Lithuanian.