U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old member asked:

can tetracycline heal acne better than accutane in 20yo woman?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Accutane: Accutane is the strongest medication for acne to date.
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology 31 years experience
Isotretinoin is in my view the best thing since sliced bread for acne treatment. It is the only medicine for acne that gives you an 85% chance of never suffering from acne again!
Mar 24, 2012
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
The tetracycline class of medications are very good treatments for acne. However, the severity of acne will determine what may be the best option. Accutane can help almost anyone's acne but it is not without side effects. It should not be the first-line medicine for most acne patients.
Mar 25, 2012

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.