Exploring the Versatility of Azelaic Acid in Facial Acne, Truncal Acne, Photoaging, and Melasma

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Pharmacy Times, March 2018 Central Nervous System, Volume 84, Issue 3

Continuing education activity featured in the March 2018 edition of Pharmacy Times.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Exploring the Versatility of Azelaic Acid in Facial Acne, Truncal Acne, Photoaging, and Melasma

FACULTYDanielle C. Ezzo, PharmD, BCPS, AE-C

St. John’s University

Associate Clinical ProfessorDepartment of Clinical Health ProfessionsCollege of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Queens, New York

MEDICAL WRITING AND EDITORIAL SUPPORTPeggy Salvatore, MBA

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Explore azelaic acid’s characteristics and mechanisms of action
  • Interpret the clinical data supporting azelaic acid applications for truncal acne, facial acne, photoaging, and melasma
  • Differentiate the characteristics of cream, gel, and foam formulations of azelaic acid
  • Demonstrate appropriate patient identification and referral of patients who may benefit from azelaic acid therapy

TARGET AUDIENCE: Community pharmacists and managed care pharmacists

ACTIVITY TYPE: Application

RELEASE DATE: February 15, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: March 15, 2019

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 2.0 hours

FEE: This lesson is offered for free at www.pharmacytimes.org.