Topical antibiotics for treating acne

The first line of therapy for acne lesions is topical therapy, which often includes a topical antibiotic.

Benzoyl peroxide for acne

The most commonly used topical acne agents contain benzoyl peroxide in various concentrations as gels, washes, soaps and lotions. Benzoyl peroxide is important in treating acne as P. acnes, the bacteria that contributes to acne formation, does not develop resistance to it. Benzoyl peroxide is available in both prescription and over-the-counter formulations. According to Drugs.com there are 88 different brand names for Benzoyl Peroxide (see below). In addition, many dermatology offices offer their own formulaitons. Care must be taken since benzoyl peroxide can be irritating to the skin and bleaches clothing.

Benzoyl peroxide brand names

Acne Treatment, Acne-Clear, Benzac AC, Benzac W, Benzashave 10, Benzashave 5, BenzEFoam, Benziq, Benziq Wash, BPO Foaming Cloths, Brevoxyl, Brevoxyl Acne Wash Kit, Brevoxyl-4 Creamy Wash Complete Pack, Brevoxyl-8 Creamy Wash Complete Pack, Breze, Clearplex, Clearskin, Clinac BPO, Desquam-E, Desquam-X 10, Desquam-X 5, Desquam-X Wash, Fostex Bar 10%, Fostex Gel 10%, Fostex Wash 10%, Inova, Lavoclen-4, Lavoclen-8, Loroxide, NeoBenz Micro, Neutrogena Acne Mask, Neutrogena On Spot Acne Treatment, Oscion, Oscion Cleanser, Oxy 10 Balance, Oxy Balance, Oxy Daily Wash Chill Factor, Oxy-10, Pacnex, PanOxyl, Panoxyl 10, Panoxyl 5, Panoxyl Aqua Gel, PanOxyl Maximum Strength Foaming Acne Wash, Persa-Gel, Seba-Gel, SoluCLENZ Rx, Triaz, Triaz Cleanser, Zaclir, Benzac, Panoxyl AQ 2.5, Panoxyl AQ 5, Persa-Gel W, Benzagel-5, Panoxyl AQ 10, Benzagel-10, Peroxin A 10, Benoxyl 5, Ben-Aqua, Del-Aqua, Peroxin A, Zeroxin, Acne-10, Benoxyl 10, Clear By Design, Vanoxide, Oxy Vanishing Gel, Brevoxyl Creamy Wash, Benzagel Wash, Ethexderm, Benziq LS, ZoDerm Redi-Pads (obsolete), NeoBenz Micro SD, Lavoclen-4 Creamy Wash, Lavoclen-8 Creamy Wash, Oxy Spot Treatment, NeoBenz Micro Wash, NeoBenz Micro Wash Plus Pack, Triaz Foaming Cloths, Oxy Daily Wash, Triaz Pads, Pacnex MX Wash, NeoBenz Micro Cream Plus Pack, Benzac AC Wash, Pacnex HP, Pacnex LP, BenzEFoam Ultra.

Clindamycin for acne

Topical clindamycin is the most commonly prescribed topical antibiotic for acne. Often it is used as a combination product with either benzoyl peroxide or a retinoid. Topical clindamycin for acne is sold as Cleocin.

Topical erythromycin for acne

Topical erythromycin is sometimes used for acne, but usually as a second-line treatment or during pregnancy and nursing since erythromycin is pregnancy category B.

Contact SOMA Skin & Laser regarding your acne today at 973-763-7546

**Results may vary patient to patient. There is no guarantee that any specific result can be achieved.
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