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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What should I tell my healthcare professional about CHANGES IN MY SKIN COLOR during use of Finacea® Foam?

Report abnormal changes in skin color to your healthcare professional. There have been isolated reports of loss of skin color (hypopigmentation) after the use of azelaic acid (the active ingredient in Finacea® Foam). If you have a dark complexion, your healthcare professional will monitor you for early signs of loss of skin color. continue reading below

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Important Safety Information

What should I tell my healthcare professional about CHANGES IN MY SKIN COLOR during use of Finacea® Foam?

Report abnormal changes in skin color to your healthcare professional. There have been isolated reports of loss of skin color (hypopigmentation) after the use of azelaic acid (the active ingredient in Finacea® Foam). If you have a dark complexion, your healthcare professional will monitor you for early signs of loss of skin color.

What should I AVOID when using Finacea® Foam?

  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes. Azelaic acid has been reported to cause irritation of the eyes. If Finacea® Foam does come in contact with the eyes, wash the eyes with large amounts of water, and consult your healthcare professional if eye irritation persists.
  • Avoid fire, flame, and smoking during and immediately following application. Do not puncture and/or incinerate the containers. Do not expose containers to heat and/or store at temperatures above 120°F (49°C). The propellant in Finacea® Foam is flammable.
  • Avoid the use of tight dressings or wrappings where you apply Finacea® Foam.
  • Avoid use of alcoholic cleansers, tinctures and astringents, abrasives, and peeling agents.

What SAFETY FACTS should I follow when applying Finacea® Foam?

  • Finacea® Foam is for topical use only.
  • Do not use in the mouth, eye, or vagina.

What are the MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS of Finacea® Foam?

Local site:

  • pain (described as burning, stinging, “pins and needles,” and/or tenderness)
  • itching
  • dryness
  • redness

Indication

What is Finacea® Foam used for?

Finacea® Foam is a topical prescription medicine used to treat the inflammatory papules (raised spots) and pustules (pimple-like bumps) of mild to moderate rosacea.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For important risk and use information, see the full Prescribing Information.