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A 20-year-old male asked:

Hi,i was prescribed with isotretinoin and azithromycin for my cystic acne, can they be used together?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yep: The isotretinoin will exfoliate the skin to prevent "clogging of the pores" which is part of the acne process. The azithromycin will combat the p. acnes bacteria that contributes to inflammation. Great combo for acne! Hope this helps!

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Last updated Nov 8, 2015

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