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What are some oral medications to take for acne?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Antibiotics,accutane

Antibiotics are often used to treat acne.
Tetracycline, minocycline, dand Doxycycline have been used for decades in the treatment of acne. In resistant cases dermatologists will use other snitbiotics .If antibiotics fail accutane, a vitamin derivitative drug is used but must be carefully monitored to prevent birth defects and other potential side effects by a doctor registered to use accutane.

In brief: Antibiotics,accutane

Antibiotics are often used to treat acne.
Tetracycline, minocycline, dand Doxycycline have been used for decades in the treatment of acne. In resistant cases dermatologists will use other snitbiotics .If antibiotics fail accutane, a vitamin derivitative drug is used but must be carefully monitored to prevent birth defects and other potential side effects by a doctor registered to use accutane.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Oral medications

For acne would either be antibiotics (doxycycline, tetracycline, etc.
) or accutane. Most of the rest of acne treatment is done with topical (externally applied) agents. See your local dermatologist for an evaluation to see if you even really need oral medications.

In brief: Oral medications

For acne would either be antibiotics (doxycycline, tetracycline, etc.
) or accutane. Most of the rest of acne treatment is done with topical (externally applied) agents. See your local dermatologist for an evaluation to see if you even really need oral medications.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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