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What are the most effective acne medications?

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Dr. John Ebner
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In brief: Great Question!

The most effective acne medicines are benzoyl peroxide (washes, lotions, gels), Clindamycin (solutions, gels), retinoic acid (gels, creams), Dapsone (topical gel), tetracycline antibiotics (capsules), sulfa antibiotics (capsules), and Isotretinoin (capsules).
Also, many "non-prescription" options are available including chemical peels and other great alternatives. See a dermatologist or your pcp.

In brief: Great Question!

The most effective acne medicines are benzoyl peroxide (washes, lotions, gels), Clindamycin (solutions, gels), retinoic acid (gels, creams), Dapsone (topical gel), tetracycline antibiotics (capsules), sulfa antibiotics (capsules), and Isotretinoin (capsules).
Also, many "non-prescription" options are available including chemical peels and other great alternatives. See a dermatologist or your pcp.
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