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What are the side effects of azelaic acid?

Side effects of azelaic acid are not common, but may occur. These include: burning, warmth, tingling, itching, redness, stinging, dryness or peeling of the skin. If you have any concerns about these side effects, you should call your doctor. People with dark skin should call their doctor if they notice any changes in the color of their skin. An allergic reaction to azelaic acid is unlikely, but if you experience hives, trouble breathing or swelling of the throat or face, you should stop using azelaic acid and contact 911 right away.

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