Trimethoprim

Trimethoprim (TMP) is an antibiotic that is used to treat certain types of urinary tract, ear and intestinal infections that are caused by bacteria. It is is commonly included in combination antibiotics with Sulfamtheoxazole, Dapsone and other Sulfonamide antibiotics. Trimethoprim inhibits the ability of bacteria to synthesize vitamin B9 (Folate) by a mechanism that complements …

Tobramycin

Tobramycin (Tobrex) is an antibiotic in the Aminoglycoside family. It is used topically to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections of the skin and eye. Tobramycin is rarely used as a treatment for acne. Tobramycin has minimal activity against most gram-positive bacteria, a group which includes the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium. Laboratory testing has consistently confirmed …

Thiamphenicol

Thiamphenicol (Biothicol) is an antibiotic in the Amphenicol family. It is primarily used to treat certain types of urinary tract and sexually transmitted bacterial infections. Thiamphenicol is rarely used for the treatment of acne. Thiamphenicol is not approved for human use in all countries, but it is widely used in other countries. Laboratory testing indicates that …

Tetracycline

Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic in the Tetracycline family. It is used to treat many different kinds of bacterial infections, including those of the respiratory tract, urinary tract and skin. Tetracycline was once a popular acne treatment, but it has largely been replaced by two closely related antibiotics – Doxycycline and Minocycline. Tetracycline is available …

Telithromycin

Telithromycin (Ketek) is an antibiotic in the Macrolide family. It is primarily used to treat certain types of bacterial respiratory infections. Telithromycin is rarely used as a treatment for acne symptoms. There have been some safety concerns about the effect that this antibiotic has on the liver. The use of this medication in the United …

Tedizolid

Tedizolid (Sivextro) is an antibiotic in the Oxazolidinone family. It is primarily used for the treatment of certain types of bacterial skin infections. Tedolizid is a relatively new antibiotic that is not yet widely used and may not be available in all countries. Tedolizid is rarely used as a treatment for acne. There is very little …

Sulfathiazole

Sulfathiazole (Sulfatiazol) is an antibiotic in the Sulfonamide family. It is used as a topical antibacterial to prevent and treat bacterial infections of the skin. Sulfathiazole is occasionally used as a topical treatment for acne. This medication is often combined with other antibiotics (eg. Penicillin, Trimethoprim) in topical antibacterial ointments. There is limited clinical or …

Sulfamethoxazole

Sulfamethoxazole (SMX) is an antibiotic in the Sulfonamide family. It is used to treat certain types of respiratory tract, urinary tract and skin infections that are caused by bacteria. Sulfamethoxazole is rarely used alone. It is primarily available in combination with another antibiotic called Trimethoprim. This combination is called Co-Trimoxazole, and it is a very …

Sulfafurazole

Sulfafurazole is an antibiotic in the Sulfonamide family. It is a short-lived antibiotic that is active against certain types of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. This medication is not available in all countries and it is not a commonly used medication. Sulfisoxazole is rarely used to treat acne. For the treatment of active acne symptoms, other …

Sulfadoxine

Sulfadoxine (Sulphadoxine) is an antibiotic in the Sulfonamide family. It is primarily used in combination with Pyrimethamine for the treatment of malaria. Sulfadoxine is rarely used as a treatment for acne. There is minimal clinical research or laboratory testing on the utility of Sulfadoxine as an acne treatment. Laboratory testing indicates that the acne-causing P. …