Sulfacetamide (Clenia, Klaron) is a topical antibacterial medication that is used to treat a range of skin infections.  Sulfacetamide is commonly used as a treatment for Rosacea and Acne Vulgaris.  It is also used as a prophylactic treatment for burn patients.  Sulfacetamide is a member of a group of antibiotics known as sulfonamides (Sulfa family antibiotics).  For more information about the use of sulfacetamide in the treatment of acne, read: In Depth: Sulfacetamide and Acne.

Sulfacetamide (Clenia, Klaron) is a topical antibacterial medication that is used to treat a range of skin infections.  Sulfacetamide is commonly used as a treatment for Rosacea and Acne Vulgaris.  It is also used as a prophylactic treatment for burn patients.  Sulfacetamide is a member of a group of antibiotics known as sulfonamides (Sulfa family antibiotics).  For more information about the use of sulfacetamide in the treatment of acne, read: In Depth: Sulfacetamide and Acne.

Silver Sulfadiazine (Silvadene) is a commonly used topical antibiotic medication.  It is frequently used on burns to prevent infection.  It is also used to treat many other skin infections that are caused by bacteria.  Sulfadiazine is an antibiotic in the sulfonamide family of antibiotics.  This medication also contains ionic silver, which is a natural antibiotic.  Silver sulfadiazine is occasionally used for the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris.  For more information about the use of Silvadene as a treatment for acne, refer to: In Depth: Silver Sulfadiazine and Acne.

Silver Sulfadiazine (Silvadene) is a commonly used topical antibiotic medication.  It is frequently used on burns to prevent infection.  It is also used to treat many other skin infections that are caused by bacteria.  Sulfadiazine is an antibiotic in the sulfonamide family of antibiotics.  This medication also contains ionic silver, which is a natural antibiotic.  Silver sulfadiazine is occasionally used for the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris.  For more information about the use of Silvadene as a treatment for acne, refer to: In Depth: Silver Sulfadiazine and Acne.

Retapamulin (Altabax) is a recently released medication from the Pleuromutilin family of antibiotics.  Retapamulin is available as a topical antibiotic cream.  It is used to treat a variety of skin infections that are caused by bacteria.  Preliminary research indicates that retapamulin is an effective treatment for the common skin disease acne vulgaris.  The bacteria that is most commonly associated with acne, Propionibacterium acnes, is especially sensitive to this antibiotic.  To learn more about the use of retapamulin as a treatment for acne vulgaris, see: In Depth: Retapamulin (Altabax) and Acne.

Retapamulin (Altabax) is a recently released medication from the Pleuromutilin family of antibiotics.  Retapamulin is available as a topical antibiotic cream.  It is used to treat a variety of skin infections that are caused by bacteria.  Preliminary research indicates that retapamulin is an effective treatment for the common skin disease acne vulgaris.  The bacteria that is most commonly associated with acne, Propionibacterium acnes, is especially sensitive to this antibiotic.  To learn more about the use of retapamulin as a treatment for acne vulgaris, see: In Depth: Retapamulin (Altabax) and Acne.

Nadifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial skin infections.  Nadifloxacin is closely related to the more popular Ciprofloxacin.  Topical Nadifloxacin is used in many countries, but is not yet approved for use in the United States.  Preliminary research and anecdotal patient reports indicate that Nadifloxacin can be an effective complement to many acne treatment programs.  For more information about the use of Nadifloxacin in the treatment of acne vulgaris, see In Depth: Nadifloxacin (Nadixa) and Acne Vulgaris.

Nadifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial skin infections.  Nadifloxacin is closely related to the more popular Ciprofloxacin.  Topical Nadifloxacin is used in many countries, but is not yet approved for use in the United States.  Preliminary research and anecdotal patient reports indicate that Nadifloxacin can be an effective complement to many acne treatment programs.  For more information about the use of Nadifloxacin in the treatment of acne vulgaris, see In Depth: Nadifloxacin (Nadixa) and Acne Vulgaris.

Mupirocin (Bactroban) is a popular topical antibiotic.  It is used for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial skin infections.  Mupirocin is also occasionally prescribed for the treatment of acne vulgaris.  Many patients report initial improvement in acne symptoms, but the medication tends to become ineffective rather quickly.  Antibiotic susceptibility testing of Propionibacterium acnes bacteria, a causative agent of acne vulgaris, indicates that P. acnes bacteria are naturally resistant to mupirocin.  To learn more about the use of mupirocin as a treatment for acne, read: In Depth: Mupirocin and Acne Vulgaris.

Mupirocin (Bactroban) is a popular topical antibiotic.  It is used for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial skin infections.  Mupirocin is also occasionally prescribed for the treatment of acne vulgaris.  Many patients report initial improvement in acne symptoms, but the medication tends to become ineffective rather quickly.  Antibiotic susceptibility testing of Propionibacterium acnes bacteria, a causative agent of acne vulgaris, indicates that P. acnes bacteria are naturally resistant to mupirocin.  To learn more about the use of mupirocin as a treatment for acne, read: In Depth: Mupirocin and Acne Vulgaris.

Mafenide (Sulfamylon) is a topical sulfa antibiotic that is active against a wide range of bacteria.  Mafenide is most commonly used as a prophylactic treatment for moderate to severe burns, in order to prevent infection.  Although mafenide may be helpful as an acne treatment, it is rarely used for this purpose.  To learn more about the use of mafenide for the treatment of acne vulgaris, refer to: In Depth: Mafenide (Sulfamylon) and Acne Vulgaris.

Mafenide (Sulfamylon) is a topical sulfa antibiotic that is active against a wide range of bacteria.  Mafenide is most commonly used as a prophylactic treatment for moderate to severe burns, in order to prevent infection.  Although mafenide may be helpful as an acne treatment, it is rarely used for this purpose.  To learn more about the use of mafenide for the treatment of acne vulgaris, refer to: In Depth: Mafenide (Sulfamylon) and Acne Vulgaris.

Fusidic Acid (Fucidin) is a topical antibiotic that is occasionally used to treat bacterial skin infections, such as acne vulgaris.  For many acne patients, this medication can be an effective treatment, particularly for mild to moderate acne symptoms.  To learn more about the use of fusidic acid as a treatment for acne vulgaris, read: In Depth: Fusidic Acid (Fucidin) and Acne. 

Fusidic Acid (Fucidin) is a topical antibiotic that is occasionally used to treat bacterial skin infections, such as acne vulgaris.  For many acne patients, this medication can be an effective treatment, particularly for mild to moderate acne symptoms.  To learn more about the use of fusidic acid as a treatment for acne vulgaris, read: In Depth: Fusidic Acid (Fucidin) and Acne

Dapsone was one of the first medications that was used to treat moderate to severe acne vulgaris.  Prior to the development of isotretinoin (Accutane), oral dapsone was the go-to treatment for nodular and cystic acne.  After the development of isotretinoin, dapsone lost much of its previous popularity.  Recently however, new forms of topical dapsone (eg. Aczone) have been approved to treat acne.  These new versions of an old medication appear to be reasonably effective and can be integrated into many acne treatment programs.  For more information about the use of dapsone in acne treatment, read In Depth: Aczone and Acne Vulgaris.

Dapsone was one of the first medications that was used to treat moderate to severe acne vulgaris.  Prior to the development of isotretinoin (Accutane), oral dapsone was the go-to treatment for nodular and cystic acne.  After the development of isotretinoin, dapsone lost much of its previous popularity.  Recently however, new forms of topical dapsone (eg. Aczone) have been approved to treat acne.  These new versions of an old medication appear to be reasonably effective and can be integrated into many acne treatment programs.  For more information about the use of dapsone in acne treatment, read In Depth: Aczone and Acne Vulgaris.

Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is commonly used as a topical treatment for acne vulgaris. Read more about the use of erythromycin as an acne treatment @ In Depth: Erythromycin and Acne

Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is commonly used as a topical treatment for acne vulgaris. Read more about the use of erythromycin as an acne treatment @ In Depth: Erythromycin and Acne

Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is a member of the Lincosamide family. Clindamycin is one of the most commonly used antibiotics for the treatment of acne vulgaris. It is primarily used in its topical form (eg. Cleocin-T). Topical clindamycin can be a very effective acne treatment. However, clindamycin-resistant bacteria are becoming more common and as a result some acne patients may find this medication ineffective. For more information about the role of clindamycin in the treatment of acne vulgaris, read: In Depth: Clindamycin and Acne

Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is a member of the Lincosamide family. Clindamycin is one of the most commonly used antibiotics for the treatment of acne vulgaris. It is primarily used in its topical form (eg. Cleocin-T). Topical clindamycin can be a very effective acne treatment. However, clindamycin-resistant bacteria are becoming more common and as a result some acne patients may find this medication ineffective. For more information about the role of clindamycin in the treatment of acne vulgaris, read: In Depth: Clindamycin and Acne

Azithromycin is a commonly used medication that is a member of the macrolide family of antibiotics.  A detailed review of the use of Azithromycin in the treatment of acne vulgaris can be found @ http://scienceofacne.com/azithromycin-zithromax/

Azithromycin is a commonly used medication that is a member of the macrolide family of antibiotics.  A detailed review of the use of Azithromycin in the treatment of acne vulgaris can be found @ http://scienceofacne.com/azithromycin-zithromax/

Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Wymox) is also one of the most commonly used antibiotics in the world. It is closely to penicillin and has many of the same properties. Although amoxicillin is not commonly used in the treatment of acne vulgaris, the research suggests that it may be helpful for some people, particularly those whose symptoms have responded poorly to first-line treatments.  An excellent review about the use of amoxicillin in the treatment of acne vulgaris can be found @ http://scienceofacne.com/amoxicillin/

Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Wymox) is also one of the most commonly used antibiotics in the world. It is closely to penicillin and has many of the same properties. Although amoxicillin is not commonly used in the treatment of acne vulgaris, the research suggests that it may be helpful for some people, particularly those whose symptoms have responded poorly to first-line treatments.  An excellent review about the use of amoxicillin in the treatment of acne vulgaris can be found @ http://scienceofacne.com/amoxicillin/

A review of the use of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (Co-trimoxazole, Septra, Bactrim) in the treatment of acne symptoms.  Read more about the role of this medication in acne treatment @ http://scienceofacne.com/co-trimoxazole-sulfamethoxazole-and-trimethoprim/

A review of the use of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (Co-trimoxazole, Septra, Bactrim) in the treatment of acne symptoms.  Read more about the role of this medication in acne treatment @ http://scienceofacne.com/co-trimoxazole-sulfamethoxazole-and-trimethoprim/

Doxycycline (Periostat) and Minocycline (Solodyn) are two of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics for the treatment of moderate to severe acne vulgaris.  Read more about these popular medications @ http://scienceofacne.com/doxycycline-and-minocycline/

Doxycycline (Periostat) and Minocycline (Solodyn) are two of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics for the treatment of moderate to severe acne vulgaris.  Read more about these popular medications @ http://scienceofacne.com/doxycycline-and-minocycline/

Isotretinoin is a powerful (and highly controversial) medication that is used to treat moderate to severe inflammatory acne vulgaris.  An excellent review of the use of oral isotretinoin (Accutane, Isotroin, Sortret, Roaccutane, etc) in the treatment of acne can be found @ http://scienceofacne.com/isotretinoin-accutane-the-most-effective-acne-treatment/

Isotretinoin is a powerful (and highly controversial) medication that is used to treat moderate to severe inflammatory acne vulgaris.  An excellent review of the use of oral isotretinoin (Accutane, Isotroin, Sortret, Roaccutane, etc) in the treatment of acne can be found @ http://scienceofacne.com/isotretinoin-accutane-the-most-effective-acne-treatment/