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A 30-year-old female asked:

What are the most effective pills to control acne? is diane35 safe? is yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) safe?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
About any: Any combination estrogen / progestin oral contraceptive pill will have about the same effect in suppressing acne. The two you note would fall into that category. If the pill does not have the desired effect then see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.
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Dr. Horst Weinberg
undefined 70 years experience
Oral antibiotic i.e. Minocin or tetracycline work well.....
Jun 11, 2015

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