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A 33-year-old member asked:

Could there be a different prescription of birth control for acne?

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Dr. Jayson Dupre
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3 options: Lots of birth control pills out there but when it comes to acne, i would suggest sticking an agent indicated to reduce sebum production in the skin. Talk with your doctor about options such as: Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Ortho Tri-cyclin, and Estrostep.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Acne because of my birth control, what to do?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Different Rx: Your physician knows of a wide range of options. If it's causing acne, it's probably not the best choice for you.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Birth control not helping acne. What do I do?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Different Rx: Your decision about whether to continue the oral contraceptive pill is yours to make. I'm sorry you didn't get the result you hoped for. A different formulation might work better. Or it may be time for an antibiotic, spironolactone, or for the tough-willed, isotretinoin. The latter, if offered, is a far better choice than continuing to be handicapped socially and professionally by acne.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Does birth control help acne? If so, how?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Contraceptive pill: The oral contraceptive pill stops the pituitary gland from making gonadotropins that in some women are prone to stimulate androgen production. It's actually more complicated than this or than I understand, but it clears many women and has other health benefits as well as risks. Ask if it's right for you.

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