Compare Finacea vs. Tindamax

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Finacea
(azelaic acid)

Tindamax
(Tinidazole)

Treats rosacea. Finacea (azelaic acid) helps treat raised spots and pimple-like bumps that come from rosacea, but only provides slight redness improvement. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about the redness from rosacea.Coming soon.
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Side effects
FinaceaTindamax
  • Itching 6%
  • Burning/Stinging/Tingling 23%
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How it works
FinaceaTindamax
Finacea (azelaic acid) is a dietary acid found naturally in whole grains. The way it works to treat rosacea is unknown. It does have antiinflammatory and antibacterial properties.Coming soon.
Type of medication
FinaceaTindamax
Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic availableLower-cost generic available
Available as
FinaceaTindamax
  • Gel, foam
  • Pill
Used for
FinaceaTindamax
  • Amebic Liver Abscess Infection Due To Entamoeba Histolytica Bacterial Vaginosis Infection By Giardia Lamblia Infection Due To Entamoeba Histolytica Intestinal Infectious Disease Trichomoniasis
Risk factors for serious side effects
FinaceaTindamax
    Detailed Finacea (azelaic acid) risks & warnings »
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      Pregnancy

      Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Alcohol
      FinaceaTindamax
      • Avoid products that can be too harsh or drying on your skin, such as those that contain alcohol, astringents and peeling agents.
      No alcohol related info.
      Upsides and benefits
      FinaceaTindamax
      • Comes in both a gel and foam formulation.
      • Studies show Finacea (azelaic acid) is effective at reducing raised spots and pimple-like bumps in mild to moderate rosacea.
      • Is as effective as alternative medicines.
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      Downsides and risks
      FinaceaTindamax
      • Only available as a prescription.
      • More expensive than alternative medicines. A generic option is not available. Your doctor may have you try a less expensive alternative medicine first.
      • May not be the best option if you are looking to improve redness from rosacea.
      • Causes more skin irritation than alternative medicines. Speak to your doctor if you already have very sensitive skin. An alternative medicine may be better for you.
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      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      FinaceaTindamax
      • Speak to your doctor before you use other products on your skin. Using other products alongside Finacea (azelaic acid) can cause more irritation.
      • Avoid products that can be too harsh or drying on your skin, such as those that contain alcohol, astringents and peeling agents.
      • You should avoid the common triggers of rosea, including: sunlight, very cold or warm weather, hot drinks and spicy foods. Speak to your doctor for a complete list of triggers.
      • Before applying Finacea (azelaic acid), wash the area to be treated with a mild cleanser and pat dry.
      • Continue using as directed, even if your symptoms get better.
      • You may wear makeup once Finacea (azelaic acid) has dried on the skin.
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