How is prescription and over-the-counter azelaic topical different?

In most parts of the English-speaking world, azelaic topical is only available as a prescription medication. Only in Australia is one of the brands of azelaic topical, Finacea, available as an over-the-counter medication. Finacea contains 15 percent azelaic acid and is most commonly used to treat rosacea.

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