I have read up on the uses for Amnesteen and have only discovered that in most cases it should be used to treat cystic or severe acne. Well, how about the cases where the acne is moderate, yet hasn't responded to Clindamycin or Benzoyl peroxide topical gels, or oral medications like Minocycline and Sulfameth/Trimethoprim? I've struggled for 4 years to find a medication that works, and regardless of the side effects i am considering asking my dermatologist for this medication..
Please do some research on this medication before you start it. It has some really bad side effects including making the acne worse at first. You will have to take blood tests to see if it is causing damage to your liver, if you are female, you will have to be on 2 forms of birthcontrol as it can cause birth defects should you get pregnant while you are on it. It can cause stomach problems and has been linked to severe depression. There are alot of lawsuits regarding this medication. If you are male, you will still have to practice safe sex. Have you considered seeing another dermatologist or an endocrinologist and having blood work done to check your hormones and endocrine system. If you are female, you might consider taking birthcontrol pills, it helps some girls out alot with moderate acne.
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