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Other then accutane is there any other strong acne treatment I'm on tetracycline for about 6 months now but when I take a break it just comes back?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Spironolactone

For adult females the best therapy is usually an anti androgen.
If it is effective it can be continued for years. It is not an antibiotic. Do not use if pregnant or kidney failure. Usual dose 100mg a day but varies from 25 to 200. Note that some birth control makes acne worse while some pills make acne better. Do you have normal menses?

In brief: Spironolactone

For adult females the best therapy is usually an anti androgen.
If it is effective it can be continued for years. It is not an antibiotic. Do not use if pregnant or kidney failure. Usual dose 100mg a day but varies from 25 to 200. Note that some birth control makes acne worse while some pills make acne better. Do you have normal menses?
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