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Does azelaic acid cream interact with other medications or food?

Eating spicy foods or drinking alcohol may cause skin flushing while you are using azelaic acid cream, so you should talk to your doctor about which foods and beverages to avoid. You should not use any other topical (on the skin) medications while using azelaic acid cream, as these may block the effectiveness of azelaic acid cream or irritate your skin. It is okay to use cosmetics with azelaic acid cream, as long as you wait until the gel has dried. You should also tell your doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter medications you are currently taking, as there may be interactions with azelaic acid cream.

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