Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Blemishes to the Skin Drugs

Drug therapy for acne is focused on topical creams and gels, as well as oral medications.

Topical creams and gels used to treat acne include:

Oral medications used to treat acne include:

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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