Effective antibiotic to remove acne ?

I have acne for the past few months. I have tried taking antibiotics for 15 days. Can you suggest an effective antibiotic, which can/will remove my acne permanently?

Answers from doctors (3)


Rejuve

Published on Apr 28, 2020

The choice of antibiotic for acne is an important one but a full consultation with close follow up is more important to go over a comprehensive strategy which includes diet, behavioral modification, a topical regimen, and oral antibiotics if needed. Please consider a virtual consultation if needed.

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Answered by Rejuve

The choice of antibiotic for acne is an important one but a full consultation with close follow up is more important to go over a comprehensive strategy which includes diet, behavioral modification, a topical regimen, and oral antibiotics if needed. Please consider a virtual consultation if needed.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Published on Feb 01, 2011

Antibiotics for acne only work while you are taking them. The oral
antibiotics take 4-8 weeks to start working. So there is no quick fix. My
favorite antibiotics for acne are Doxycycline, Minocycline and Sulfa
antibiotics. The only medication that has the potential for curing your acne
is Accutane. This is a synthetic vitamin A medication that you take orally
for 5 months. While you are on this medication you need to be monitored
every month with a visit to the doctor and lab work. It can take a couple of
months for this medication to start working. It is a wonderful treatment but
the patient needs to be monitored.

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Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Antibiotics for acne only work while you are taking them. The oral
antibiotics take 4-8 weeks to start working. So there is no quick fix. My
favorite antibiotics for acne are Doxycycline, Minocycline and Sulfa
antibiotics. The only medication that has the potential for curing your acne
is Accutane. This is a synthetic vitamin A medication that you take orally
for 5 months. While you are on this medication you need to be monitored
every month with a visit to the doctor and lab work. It can take a couple of
months for this medication to start working. It is a wonderful treatment but
the patient needs to be monitored.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Feb 01, 2011

Unfortunately, there are no antibiotics that will remove acne
permanently. The role of antibiotics is to kill acne bacteria, thereby
lessening the acne problem. If the antibiotic you are currently using
is not working well for you we would suggest returning to your physician
to discuss the issue.

If your acne is very severe, you may want to consider discussing
Accutane with your physician.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Unfortunately, there are no antibiotics that will remove acne
permanently. The role of antibiotics is to kill acne bacteria, thereby
lessening the acne problem. If the antibiotic you are currently using
is not working well for you we would suggest returning to your physician
to discuss the issue.

If your acne is very severe, you may want to consider discussing
Accutane with your physician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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