How does azelaic acid interact with other medications or food?

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

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