Maximum per order: 3
Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
Finacea is a prescription-only rosacea gel. Its active ingredient, azelaic acid, works by preventing keratin cells from blocking pores and also killing certain bacteria on the skin. It is used over the course of several months, for a maximum of six months.
In adults, Finacea can be used to treat rosacea, a bumpy rash which occurs on the face. Little is known about rosacea, even though it affects 1 in 10 people. It is thought to occur when peptides in the skin become inflamed. People with rosacea will go through periods of flare-up and remission. Flare-ups can occur due to triggers, such as stress, caffeine, alcohol, physical exertion and certain types of light and weather. If a flare-up is particularly bad, a medicine, such as Finacea may be prescribed.
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Always follow your prescription exactly. Wash your hands thoroughly, and clean the affected skin with a soap or a cleansing lotion. Apply the medicine twice a day, or as prescribed. Gently rub the gel into the skin until it is absorbed.
After using Finacea, do not cover the affected skin as it may result in excess medicine being absorbed. Finacea may not take full effect until up to four weeks of daily use, or even longer if being used to treat rosacea. See your GP if you do not notice improvements after using Finacea for twelve weeks.
Do not use Finacea on damaged skin (e.g. cut, dry, sunburned). Keep this medicine away from the eyes, mouth, nose or genitals.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Finacea, however, if you do they may include:
Burning, stinging, itching or dry skin where the gel is applied.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredient contained in Finacea is:
Azelaic acid 15%
Finacea also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Lecithin, triglycerides (medium chain), propylene glycol, polysorbate 80, carbomer 980, sodium hydroxide, disodium edetate, purified water, benzoic acid
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Finacea gel is unsuitable for you if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Take care when using Finacea. Keep this medicine away from the eyes, mouth, nose or genitals.
Do not use other skin treatments while using Finacea.
Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before
All orders can be fully tracked in your account.
We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.
Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt.
Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.
Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering.
If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.
Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a
Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.
You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.
Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail
We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44
Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.
We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.
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