Sarecycline: A Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic

Susuana Adjei, MD; Austinn C. Miller, MD; Laurie A. Temiz, BA; Stephen K. Tyring, MD, PhD, MBA


Skin Therapy Letter. 2022;27(3):5-7. 

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Sarecycline is a novel antibiotic that has shown significant promise in acne treatment due to its narrow-spectrum activity and weight-based dosing. The advantages of this new systemic therapy include improved tolerability, reduced drug resistance and potentially longer-lasting efficacy. There remain more avenues to explore including sarecycline's utility in treating other cutaneous infections and inflammatory dermatoses.