A 34-year-old member asked:
is accutane or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) better for acne, what to do?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
44 years experience Pathology
How bad is it?: Isotretinoin is the strongest and most effective medication for acne and is not for the faint-hearted. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic and should never be used as sole therapy; a combination of topical benzoyl peroxide plus a course of systemic tetracycline often clears moderately severe acne. If you're female, the oral contraceptive pill if right for you may work; spironolactone's another rx.
Answered on Nov 17, 2016
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