Which medications in the drug class Acne Agents, Topical are used in the treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN)?

Updated: Nov 13, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Acne Agents, Topical

Acne products are used for the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris. These agents may have antibacterial and comedolytic properties. In severe cases, the agents may be used as an adjunct in therapeutic regimens.

Benzoyl peroxide (BenzeFoam, PanOxyl, Triaz, Neutrogena On The Spot, Invisible Acne Treatment, Acne Clear Maximum Strength)

Benzoyl peroxide is an oxidizing agent that possesses antibacterial properties and is comedolytic. Benzoyl peroxide is oxidized into benzoic acid with contact to the skin. It is available over the counter and by prescription. It can be used as a topical leave-on or wash-off product.


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