What Skinoren is and what it is used for
- Skinoren is a skin cream used to treat common acne (acne vulgaris).
- Skinoren Cream should only be used to treat acne. You should not use this medicine for any other skin condition.
- Skinoren attacks the bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes, which plays an essential part in causing acne. Skinoren also reduces growth of the harder outermost skin cells that block the pores of the skin to cause blackheads and whiteheads.What you need to know before you use Skinoren
Do not use Skinoren
If you are allergic to azelaic acid or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Skinoren.
Skinoren is for external use on the skin only. You should not allow Skinoren to come into contact with your eyes, mouth or other mucous membranes. If it does, wash the eyes, mouth or other mucous membranes immediately with large amounts of cool water.
Rarely, it has been reported that in some patients with asthma who were treated with azelaic acid worsening of asthma symptoms had occurred.
Skinoren is not recommended for use in children below the age of 12 due to a lack of data on safety and efficacy.