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Acne Treatment Differin Gel Approved for OTC Use

Posted 12 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 – The once-daily acne treatment Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene) has been approved for over-the counter use among people 12 and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. It's the first among a class of drugs called retinoids to be made available over the counter to treat acne. The drug's active ingredient is the first new OTC acne treatment approved since the 1980s, the FDA said in a news release. Differin Gel 0.1% was first approved in 1996 as a prescription drug. Acne affects some 50 million people in the United States, mostly teens and young adults, the FDA said. Clusters of pimples most often form on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. The agency warned that women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding should get their doctor's approval before using the product. While no specific issues with pregnant or breast-feeding ... Read more

Related support groups: Acne, Rosacea, Epiduo, Adapalene, Differin, Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide, Epiduo Forte, Adapalene/clindamycin, Clindap-T, Minor Skin Conditions

FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug

Posted 8 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 – Good news for acne sufferers: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an over-the-counter retinoid drug for acne – the first new active ingredient available without a prescription since the 1980s. The drug – Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene) – has been in use in a stronger form as a prescription acne treatment since 1996, the FDA said Friday. It is applied to the skin once a day and approved for people 12 and older. "Millions of consumers, from adolescents to adults, suffer from acne," Dr. Lesley Furlong, of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in an agency news release. "Now, consumers have access to a new safe and effective over-the-counter option." As many as 50 million people in the United States have acne, the majority of them teenagers and young adults. The telltale pimples form when hair follicles of the skin clog up, marring ... Read more

Related support groups: Acne, Epiduo, Adapalene, Differin, Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide, Epiduo Forte, Clindap-T, Minor Skin Irritation, Adapalene/clindamycin, Minor Skin Conditions

Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms' Skin Conditions

Posted 4 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 – There are a number of safe and effective ways to treat chronic skin conditions in pregnant women, a dermatologist says. "If there is a way to manage your skin condition without medication during pregnancy, that is the preferred option," said Dr. Jenny Eileen Murase, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. "If you have a condition that does require medication, however, a board-certified dermatologist can help you identify a treatment that's safe for both you and your baby," she added in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. The release was timed to coincide with the academy's annual meeting, which starts Friday in Washington, D.C. Eczema is the most common rash dermatologists see in pregnancy, Murase said. "Expectant mothers often see their existing eczema get worse or have a flare for the first ... Read more

Related support groups: Clindamycin, Psoriasis, Eczema, Retin-A, Epiduo, Plaque Psoriasis, Benzoyl Peroxide, Acne Treatment, Adapalene, Cleocin, Salicylic Acid, Finacea, Differin, Aczone, Compound W, Duac, Benzaclin, Duofilm, Atralin, Ziana

Misconceptions About Acne Still Common

Posted 4 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 – There are still plenty of negative and mistaken beliefs about people with acne, a new study finds. Researchers showed photos of acne and several common skin conditions to study participants and asked them their views about each condition. More than 62 percent said they were upset by the photos of acne. And more than 80 percent said they felt pity toward people with acne, the research revealed. Of even greater concern, more than two-thirds said they would be ashamed if they had acne and would find someone with acne unattractive. Forty-one percent said they would be uncomfortable being seen in public with someone with acne, and more than 44 percent said they would be uncomfortable touching a person with acne, the findings showed. Many of the study participants had common misconceptions about acne. Fifty-five percent mistakenly believed acne was caused by poor ... Read more

Related support groups: Acne, Clindamycin, Accutane, Rosacea, Tretinoin, Isotretinoin, Retin-A, Epiduo, Claravis, Benzoyl Peroxide, Acne Treatment, Adapalene, Cleocin, Salicylic Acid, Finacea, Differin, Aczone, Compound W, Tri-Luma, Amnesteem

Double Up on Acne Treatments, New Guidelines Say

Posted 23 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 – Combining treatments is the best way to combat acne, new guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology state. "There are a variety of effective treatments available for acne, and dermatologists have found that combining two or more treatments is the best option for the majority of patients," Dr. Andrea Zaenglein, co-chair of the guidelines committee, said in an academy news release. "Recommended treatments include topical [skin] therapy, antibiotics, isotretinoin [Accutane is one brand] and oral contraceptives," she added. Acne affects up to 50 million Americans a year, according to the academy. When using antibiotics to treat moderate to severe acne, prescription skin medications should be used at the same time. After patients complete a course of antibiotics, they should continue using topical, or skin, therapy to manage their acne, according to the ... Read more

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