Finacea 15% Gel

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Finacea 15% Gel

Fastest delivery:
Friday, 26 Apr 2024
  • Medication features

    Used for Rosacea

    Finacea is classified as a topical anti-acne agent. The most commonly prescribed to treat mild to moderate rosacea in adults.


    • Quick relief from inflammation
    • Clears spots, and redness
    • Leaving your skin looking clearer
    • Prevents further breakouts

    Onset Duration:

    • Visible results usually seen within 4 weeks
    • No improvement in 2 months, stop using


    • Suitable for adults 18+
    • Apply directly to the affected areas
    • Applied twice a day
    • Contains azelaic acid
    • Patient Leaflet

    Registered UK Pharmacy Number: 1039428

Order Monday to Friday before 14:00pm to guarantee next day delivery

Fastest delivery: Friday, 26 Apr 2024


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.

What is Finacea gel?

Finacea gel is a topical medication used to treat papulopustular acne and papulopustular rosacea. It contains 15% Azelaic acid and can also be referred to as Finacea cream.

Azelaic acid has anti-inflammatory and microbial properties therefore it helps in reducing bacteria that cause Acne and Rosacea, finishes Rosacea and acne visibility by reducing inflammation, and promotes healing of the skin through new cell production.

How does Finacea gel work?

Finacea gel unclogs pores by blocking natural keratin production on the skin surface. Keratin can be a significant protein on your skin when produced in the right quantities, it works by binding cells together, however, excess production of keratin results in the formation of keratin plugs.

Keratin plugs combine with dead skin cells and block the hair follicles—azelaic acid works by killing propionibacterium, which deeds on sebum and produces fatty acids and waste products.

The fatty acids and waste products irritate the sebaceous glands, causing inflammation, spots, and bumps on your face. Azelaic acid in Fiancea treats acne and rosacea by unclogging the skin pores and sebaceous glands. The exfoliating effect of Finacea gel gives you smoother clearer skin.

How long does it take for Finacea to work?

The results depend on how quickly your body responds to the treatment and the severity of your skin disorder.

Generally, you will notice improvements after 4 weeks of using Finacea gel treatment. When treating acne you should notice an improvement after 1 month but if symptoms persist discontinue the treatment and seek medical advice from your pharmacist.

When treating rosacea, you should notice improvements after 2 months but if the rosacea gets worse, discontinue the Finacea treatment and consult a medical professional.

Finacea gel during pregnancy and breastfeeding

It is advisable to consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or nursing your child before using Finacea treatment.

Nursing mothers should ensure that their infants do not come in contact with the treated skin areas or breasts. Most of the medications get into the breast milk, and nursing mothers are advised not to use Finacea treatment while breastfeeding.

Finacea gel alternatives.

Finacea gel vs Skinoren gel

The 2 gel medications contain azelaic acid. Skinoren gel is a mild treatment and can be replaced with Finacea especially when you experience severe effects.

Finacea gel vs Lymecycline

Lymecycline is an antibiotic pill that can be used for inflammation when Finacea is not working for you.

Finacea gel vs Aknemycin gel

Finacea can be replaced with Aknemycin in treating acne and pimples. Erythromycin and tretinoin in Aknemycin give you a clear smoother skin.

Finacea gel vs Treclin gel

Treclin contains 2 active ingredients tretinoin and clindamycin that help in relieving acne symptoms. Just like Finacea, the active ingredients help in shedding dead skin cells.

Finacea gel vs Zineryt

Both are topical solutions with different active ingredients. Erythromycin is an active ingredient in Zineryt that reduces bacteria causing acne.

Finacea gel vs Oxytetracycline.

Oxytetracycline(antibiotic) works effectively with Epiduo (topical treatment) to reduce the bacteria that cause acne.

Finacea gel vs Metrogel

Both are topical treatments used to treat Rosacea Finacea treats both acne and Rosacea while Metrogel is only recommended to treat Rosacea.

Reviewed by
NameMr Suhail Jamil
RoleSuperintendent Pharmacist
GPhc Number2069518


How to apply Finacea gel?

Finacea gel works effectively when you use it as guided by your doctor/pharmacist. Below are steps on how to use Finacea gel.

  • Clean your hands before applying the gel
  • Gently clean the skin area of treatment with a mild cleanser and pat dry with a soft clean towel
  • Scoop 2.5cm of the gel and rub gently to the affected area. Massage until the medicine is perfectly absorbed into the skin
  • Wash your hands after applying Finacea
  • Repeat the same procedure twice a day (morning and evening)


⚠️Warning and precautions

  • Only use Finacea for external use on the skin
  • Wash your hands before and after application of Finacea
  • Avoid the use of tinctures, astringents, alcoholic cleansers, abrasives, and peeling agents when using Finacea treatments
  • Avoid Finacea gel from getting into contact with your eyes, mouth, and other mucus membranes.
  • Avoid using topical Finacea gel if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.


  • Does Finacea gel work for everyone?

    Finacea is suitable for people suffering from Acne and Rosacea.

  • Can Finacea gel prescription be used with other skin products?

    You cannot use Finacea gel with skin products such as peeling agents, alcoholic cleansers, and abrasive products.

  • What happens if you stop using Finacea as prescribed?

    If you stop using Finacea treatment, your skin condition will worsen. Consult your doctor first if you find it worth discontinuing with the medication.

  • Where can I order Finacea gel online UK?

    Simply visit Ashcroft Pharmacy, complete the medical assessment form, and a qualified prescriber will review your information. If your symptoms much with those of Finacea, you will be prescribed Finacea treatment. You will later make your payment and the treatment will be delivered within 24 hours.

  • Does Finacea expire?

    Like other medicines, Finacea has an expiry date. The expiry date is stated on the carton or tube after “EXP”

  • How should you store Finacea gel treatment?

    Finacea gel treatment doesn't have specific storage conditions, however, it should be kept away from children's reach and also disposed of as instructed by a pharmacist.

  • How long do Finacea side effects last?

    Finacea side effects can last for a few days or weeks,4 weeks maximum. A side effect that exceeds 4 weeks requires medical advice from a pharmacist or doctor.

Side Effects

Most Finacea gel side effects disappear after 4 weeks. If you experience severe side effects get advice from your doctor, and you may be recommended another treatment that can work for you.

Common side effects

Common side effects usually disappear on their own, but seek medical advice if you notice their presence after a few weeks.

  • Rash 
  • Itching
  • Pain in the area of treatment
  • Numbness
  • Dry skin
  • Oedema

Uncommon side effects

You should discontinue your treatment and seek medical advice in case you experience uncommon side effects.

  • Scaling 
  • Warmth in the area of treatment
  • Hypopigmentation
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Dermatitis
  • Abnormal redness of the skin
  • Nettle rash
  • Acne 

Rare side effects

  • Hives 
  • Skin irritation
  • Worsening of asthma symptoms.


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