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Is it safe to combine zithromax with aldactone (spironolactone) to cure adult acne?

Is it safe to combine zithromax with aldactone (spironolactone) to cure adult acne?

Off-label: Acne is an off-label use of both drugs, and whether it is safe to use them depends entirely on your particular situation. Nothing "cures" acne, but we have many options for controlling it. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Is azithromycin more effective than Minocylin for acne?

Is azithromycin more effective than Minocylin for acne?

Why antibiotics: why are you considering antibiotics for acne. One of the most serious side effect of long term antibiotics is yeast overgrowth than can make you very sick. Look for yeast overgrowth on internet. Space does not allow me discuss it. For acne we propose to treat the cause. To learn about treating the cause Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Azithromycin-500mg 3 months long for acne ?

Is it okay to take Azithromycin-500mg 3 months long for acne ?

Not typical: I have not heard of zithromax as an option to treat acne systemically. Usually doxycycline, minocycline or cephalosporins are used for daily systemic anitbiotic treatment. Check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Azithromycin 500 mg 1st month course dosage, get break outs of acne, is this normal?

Azithromycin 500 mg 1st month course dosage, get break outs of acne, is this normal?

Azithromycin: No it is not necessarily normal but not likely to be caused by starting azithromycin. This needs to be discussed with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've failed tx w/ other abx for acne vulgaris. Can't course #6 of Accutane till sept. Can zithromax help? I read a study that yielded great results.

I've failed tx w/ other abx for acne vulgaris. Can't course #6 of Accutane till sept. Can zithromax help? I read a study that yielded  great results.

Tip: I'm glad that Isotretinoin has been helpful and that you're complying. Topical clindamycin's a consideration here even if the systemic antibiotics failed; another option that many folks don't know is a trial of spironolactone. ...Read more

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Does azithromycin works on acne vulgaris ?

Does azithromycin works on acne vulgaris ?

Often helps: It's a poor choice for long-term treatment; the tetracyclines offer real advantages. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics like azithromycin permanently cure acne?

Do antibiotics like azithromycin permanently cure acne?

No: They do not permanently cure acne, rather they just control it while you take the medication. ...Read more

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How good is ultraz-500 (azithromycin tablets) in treating acne & pimples?

How good is ultraz-500 (azithromycin tablets) in treating acne & pimples?

Not the best: The best antibiotics for acne have been the tetracycline/doxycycline/minocycline family of antibiotics as they concentrate in the hair follicles where the inflammation is. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more