Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Lichen Planus?

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Tsu-Yi Chuang, MD, MPH, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Antibiotics, Other

These drugs may have antibacterial and/or anti-inflammatory effects that are responsible for their effectiveness in the treatment of cutaneous lichen planus.

Metronidazole (Flagyl)

Oral metronidazole is an imidazole ring-based antibiotic that has been shown to be an effective therapy for some patients presenting with lichen planus. Its mechanism is unknown.


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