Prescribed Medications

Prescribed Medications

Topical Treatments

– retinoids which are vitamin A derivatives including tretinoin and adapalene

– azelaic acid (Finacea)

– dapsone

– clindamycin which is a topical antibiotic

– combination clindamycin

– benzoyl peroxide

Oral medications

– spironolactone which decreases the activity of testosterone, helpful for hormonal acne in women

– doxycycline and other oral antibiotics

– isotretinoin, also known by the brand name Accutane

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