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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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Finacea® Foam may help you reduce your inflammatory papules (raised spots) and pustules (pimple-like bumps) from mild to moderate rosacea

You and your healthcare professional have chosen Finacea® Foam.

It’s important to know:

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Using Finacea® Foam: Your step-by-step guide

Follow the steps below to apply Finacea® Foam twice daily (morning and evening) continuously over 12 weeks, or as your healthcare professional has prescribed. Finacea® Foam is for external use only.

1.

Cleanse your face with mild soap prior to Finacea® Foam use
  • Clean your face with very mild soap or soapless cleansing lotion
  • Avoid the use of alcoholic cleansers, tinctures and astringents, abrasives, and peeling agents

To help manage rosacea, avoid any triggers that may provoke erythema, flushing, and blushing. These triggers can include spicy and thermally hot food and drinks such as hot coffee, tea, or alcoholic beverages.

2.

  • Pat your skin dry with a soft towel
Pat skin dry prior to applying Finacea® Foam

3.

Shake Finacea® Foam bottle well before use
  • Shake Finacea® Foam well before using it

Avoid fire, flame, and smoking during and immediately following application. The propellant in Finacea® Foam is flammable.

4.

  • Hold the Finacea® Foam can upright
  • Push the button to dispense the smallest amount of foam needed (just a dollop!) to cover the affected area(s) with a thin layer
Use the smallest amount of Finacea® Foam needed to cover the affected areas with a thin layer

5.

Finacea® Foam should be applied twice daily and used continuously over 12 weeks
  • Apply Finacea® Foam twice daily (morning and evening) to the entire facial area (cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose) or as directed by your healthcare professional
  • Finacea® Foam should be used continuously over 12 weeks
  • Your healthcare professional will reassess your treatment if no improvement is observed upon completing 12 weeks of therapy

6.

  • Wash your hands right after you use Finacea® Foam
  • You can put on makeup and other cosmetics after Finacea® Foam dries on your skin. Consult your healthcare professional about cosmetics that are right for your skin
  • If allergic reactions occur, discontinue use and consult your physician
Always wash hands directly after Finacea® Foam use. Makeup and other cosmetics can be applied after the foam dries

Discard product 8 weeks after opening.

The can of Finacea® Foam is made of aluminum and you may be able to recycle it according to the guidelines of your state. Or, you can ask your local pharmacist how to dispose of the can.

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Staying on track with treatment

It’s important to use Finacea® Foam exactly the way your healthcare professional prescribes.

Helpful Hints

Finacea® Foam should be applied twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, continuously for 12 weeks, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Try these tips:

Finacea® Foam should be applied at the same times each day

Get into the habit—Use Finacea® Foam at the same times each day

Wait until Finacea® Foam has completely dried on your skin before putting on makeup or other cosmetics

Make it part of your daily skin care routine—Keep Finacea® Foam near where you cleanse your face and put on cosmetics (but out of the reach of children, of course)

  • Don’t use cleansers with alcohol, astringents, abrasives, and peeling agents
  • Wait until Finacea® Foam has completely dried on your skin before putting on cosmetics
  • Avoid the use of tight dressings or wrappings where you have applied Finacea® Foam
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth and other mucous membranes
  • Avoid the use of alcoholic cleansers, tinctures and astringents, abrasives, and peeling agents
Stay consistent with your Finacea® Foam use by setting alerts on your phone or downloading a medicine reminder app

Set up reminders—Use the alert features on your phone or calendar, try a medicine reminder app, or put reminder notes on your bathroom mirror

Finacea® Foam should be discarded 8 weeks after opening

Remember—Discard product 8 weeks after opening

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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.