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zithromax and acne

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Off-label: Acne is an off-label use of both drugs, and whether it is safe to use them depends entirely on your particular situation. Nothing "cures" acne, but we ... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Tip: I'm glad that Isotretinoin has been helpful and that you're complying. Topical clindamycin's a consideration here even if the systemic antibiotics fai ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
ACNE RX: Zithromax is antibiotic and Aldactone (spironolactone) is a water pill. I am not sure if anybody use this combination for acne rx. Let us consult a de ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Why antibiotics: why are you considering antibiotics for acne. One of the most serious side effect of long term antibiotics is yeast overgrowth than can make you very ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not typical: I have not heard of zithromax as an option to treat acne systemically. Usually doxycycline, minocycline or cephalosporins are used for daily systemic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Often helps: It's a poor choice for long-term treatment; the tetracyclines offer real advantages. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
No: There is only one drug that may cure acne-isotretinoin. All the others will control it while you are on it.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
54 years experience Dermatology
Not the best: The best antibiotics for acne have been the tetracycline/doxycycline/minocycline family of antibiotics as they concentrate in the hair follicles where ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Azithromycin: No it is not necessarily normal but not likely to be caused by starting azithromycin. This needs to be discussed with your dermatologist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
No connection: Why Zithromax? Probably acne. A dermatologist will help you.

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