Which medications are used to treat acne vulgaris?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The following information primarily pertains to the treatment of Cutibacterium (formerly Propionibacterium) acne vulgaris.

Antibiotics used to treat anaerobic infections usually suffice for other types of Cutibacterium (formerly Propionibacterium) infections. These include the penicillins, carbapenems, and clindamycin. In addition, vancomycin and teicoplanin (investigational) have been used. Some of these antibiotics are discussed after the treatment of acne vulgaris. Daptomycin has been used for the treatment of Cutibacterium (formerly Propionibacterium) osteomyelitis. [39]


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