Treating Acne With Antibiotics
Antibiotics Used to Control Acne
Antibiotics are frequently used for acne control. This article gives a profile of some of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics to control acne.
Oral Antibiotics for Acne
Information about antibiotics that have been used for decades to effectively treat acne.
Tetracycline is the most commonly prescribed oral antibiotic for acne control.
Erythromycin is the second most commonly used oral antibiotic for acne control. It has the added benefit of helping reduce redness.
Minocycline is a well-known oral antibiotic used for acne control. One side effect is pigmented deposits in the skin.
Clindamycin is a widely prescribed oral antibiotic used for acne control. It is usually used as a second-line agent if other oral antibiotics do not work well.
Doxycycline is an oral antibiotic used for acne control. It is related to tetracycline and minocycline.
Topical clindamycin is the most commonly used topical antibiotic used to treat acne.
Topical erythromycin is also a commonly used topical antibiotic that is an effective acne treatment.
Topical Erythromycin and Benzoyl Peroxide
This new combination treatment called Benzamycin combines the antibacterial effects of erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide.