Azelaic acid

Drug Profile

Azelaic acid

Alternative Names: BAY39-6251; Finacea; Finacea Foam; Skinoren Gel

Latest Information Update: 07 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Bayer Dermatology; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Class Antiacnes; Antibacterials; Dicarboxylic acids; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Undefined mechanism
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Acne; Melanosis; Rosacea
  • Discontinued Dermatitis

Most Recent Events

  • 28 Feb 2018 Bayer and Foamix initiate joint litigation against Teva and Perrigo, respectively, over ANDA submission in USA
  • 26 Oct 2015 Launched for Rosacea in USA (Topical, Foam)
  • 31 Jul 2015 Adverse events and efficacy data from pivotal phase-III trials in Rosacea (Topical, foam formulation) released by Bayer HealthCare
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