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Finacea Overdose

Some of the possible effects of an overdose with Finacea (azelaic acid gel) include itching, burning, and stinging. However, the specific effects will vary, based on how much was used and whether it was applied to the skin or taken by mouth. Treatment will likely include supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.

Can You Use Too Much Finacea?

Finacea® (azelaic acid gel) is a prescription medication approved to treat rosacea. As with most medications, it is probably possible to use too much Finacea.
The specific effects of a Finacea overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the dosage and how it was taken (applied to the skin or taken by mouth).

Effects of an Overdose

Applying too much Finacea (or applying it too often) may result in itching, burning, and stinging. If the medication is accidentally taken by mouth (as might happen with a young child or pet), the most likely effects are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Serious consequences are unlikely.
Nonetheless, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on Finacea.

Treatment Options

Treatment for a Finacea overdose, if necessary, will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Of course, treatment will also involve stopping Finacea usage, at least temporarily.
If Finacea was taken by mouth, it is sometimes recommended to drink milk or water to dilute the medication. However, check with a healthcare provider or a poison control center before attempting this.
It is important that you seek prompt medical attention if you believe that you may have overdosed on this medication.

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