Azelaic Hailed

March 1, 2003

Birmingham, Ala. - Topical azelaic acid 15 percent gel (Finacea) is more effective than metronidazole gel 0.75 percent for improving erythema and reducing inflammatory lesion counts in patients with mild to moderate papulopustular facial rosacea, according to the results of a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel comparative trial.