Which medications are used in the management of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The following medications are used in the management of hidradenitis suppurativa:

  • Antibiotics (eg, tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, clindamycin, erythromycin, dapsone)

  • Retinoids (eg, isotretinoin)

  • Corticosteroids (eg, triamcinolone, prednisolone, prednisone)

  • Antiandrogens (eg, cyproterone acetate, spironolactone)

  • Immunosuppressants (eg, adalimumab, infliximab, other biologic agents)

  • Estrogen derivatives (eg, ethinyl estradiol)

  • 5-Alpha-reductase inhibitors (eg, finasteride)


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