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Acne Medications

Definition of Acne:

An inflammatory skin condition characterized by superficial skin eruptions around hair follicles.

Drugs (by generic name) associated with Acne

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Acne. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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Drug Name DownUp(View by: Brand | Generic ) Reviews Ratings DownUp
benzoyl peroxide / sulfur topical (More...)
class: topical acne agents
2 reviews
   
10
salicylic acid / sulfur topical (More...)
class: miscellaneous topical agents
2 reviews
   
10
resorcinol / sulfur topical (More...)
class: topical acne agents
1 review
   
10
sulfur topical (Pro, More...)
class: miscellaneous topical agents
1 review
   
10
salicylic acid topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents, topical keratolytics
1 review
   
10
benzoyl peroxide / hydrocortisone topical (More...)
class: topical acne agents
1 review
   
10
hexachlorophene topical (Pro, More...)
class: antiseptic and germicides
1 review
   
10
tazarotene topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical antipsoriatics
4 reviews
   
9.0
benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents
1 review
   
9.0
benzoyl peroxide / erythromycin topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents
12 reviews
   
8.9
benzoyl peroxide topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents
17 reviews
   
8.8
isotretinoin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, miscellaneous uncategorized agents
403 reviews
   
8.7
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic (Pro, More...)
class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides
77 reviews
   
8.7
sulfacetamide sodium / sulfur topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical antibiotics
13 reviews
   
8.6
azelaic acid topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents, topical anti-rosacea agents
13 reviews
   
8.5
benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents
161 reviews
   
8.4
spironolactone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: aldosterone receptor antagonists, potassium-sparing diuretics
121 reviews
   
8.4
retapamulin topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical antibiotics
3 reviews
   
8.3
magnesium hydroxide systemic (More...)
class: antacids, laxatives
3 reviews
   
8.3
tretinoin topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents
113 reviews
   
8.1
adapalene topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents
55 reviews
   
8.1
tetracycline systemic (Pro, More...)
class: tetracyclines
7 reviews
   
8.1
adapalene / benzoyl peroxide topical (More...)
class: topical acne agents
216 reviews
   
8.0
dapsone topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents
92 reviews
   
8.0
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: contraceptives
121 reviews
   
7.9
doxycycline systemic (Pro, More...)
class: miscellaneous antimalarials, tetracyclines
249 reviews
   
7.8
ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: contraceptives
94 reviews
   
7.7
erythromycin topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents, topical antibiotics
1 review
   
7.5
clindamycin topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents, vaginal anti-infectives
22 reviews
   
7.4
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium systemic (More...)
class: contraceptives
20 reviews
   
7.4
minocycline systemic (Pro, More...)
class: tetracyclines
167 reviews
   
7.3
clindamycin / tretinoin topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical acne agents
42 reviews
   
7.1
cephalexin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: first generation cephalosporins
3 reviews
   
6.2
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations
66 reviews
   
4.7
tetracycline topical (More...)
class: topical acne agents, topical antibiotics
0 reviewsNot rated
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benzoyl peroxide / sodium hyaluronate topical (More...)
class: topical acne agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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benzoyl peroxide / urea topical (More...)
class: topical acne agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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resorcinol topical (More...)
class: topical antipsoriatics
0 reviewsNot rated
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sulfacetamide sodium / sulfur / urea topical (More...)
class: topical antibiotics
0 reviewsNot rated
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Alternative treatments for Acne

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Acne. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Acne.

Topics under Acne

Learn more about Acne

Synonym(s): Acne Vulgaris; Blackheads; Breakouts; Cystic acne; Pimples; Whiteheads; Zits

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