Finacea (Azelaic Acid 15%)

One of the best known topicals to treat the papules and pustules of rosacea is Finacea. Finacea is Azelaic Acid 15%. Finacea is only available on prescription in the US but is available over the counter in Australia. Be sure to check out the Finacea User Reviews and also the recently approved Finacea Foam product.

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Finacea Foam makes $680K for Foamix

A recent press release from Foamix gives a view into how well Finacea Foam is selling. Based on Q1 2016 sales of the newly approved Finacea Foam, Bayer HealthCare made a royalty payment of $682,000 to Foamix as a fee for licensing their foaming technology. Along with the comment that Finacea Foam sales are continuing […]

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Soolantra listed at $275 a tube

A recently published paper that seeks to compare the long term, shall we say, `total cost’ of Soolantra, Finacea and Metrogel 0.75%, has given us a window into official listed prices for these prescription items. The following table is from this paper – Cost-Effectiveness of Ivermectin 1% Cream in Adults with Papulopustular Rosacea in the United […]

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NicAzel Forte – a Rosacea Supplement?

Touted as a dietary supplement, NicAzel Forte is the second generation of a prescription only supplement, made by Elorac Pharmaceuticals. The first generation, the more simply named “NicAzel” contained Nicotinamide, but not the now fancily named blend – Azerizin. NicAzel Forte is promoted as a “prescription dietary supplement for management of inflammatory skin conditions.” and […]

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Oracea and Finacea prescription prices are increasing !

The JAMA Dermatology has just published a summary of the trend in prescription prices from 2009 to 2015. The news is not good. Overall the brand-name prescriptions increased in price FOUR FOLD during this period. Four national chain pharmacies in the West Palm Beach, Florida, area—specifically, Costco, CVS, Sam’s Club, and Walgreens—were initially surveyed in […]

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Australia has the cheapest rosacea treatments in the world!

Being a rosacea sufferer in Australia can be a depressing experience. It seems that the rest of the English speaking world get all the latest and greatest treatments years before we do here downunder. New treatments can take years to be approved in Australia. We Ozzies suffer from a bit of an insecurity complex because […]

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