Generic Name/API: Azelaic acid

Manufacturer: LEO Laboratories Limited

Dosage Forms & Strength & Pack Size:
Skinoren is a white opaque cream. Skinoren is available in tubes containing 20, 30 or 50 g. Not all pack sizes are marketed.

. How to store Skinoren®
• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
• Store Skinoren below 30°C.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box after EXP.
• After first opening of the container, the in-use shelf life is 6 months.
• Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.


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.

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.
Other medicines and Skinoren
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
There is limited experience with use of the active substance azelaic acid during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Infants must not come into contact with treated skin or breast.
Driving and using machines
Skinoren has no influence on the ability to drive and use machines.

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