Sulfadimethoxine

Sulfadimethoxine (Albon) is an antibiotic in the Sulfonamide family. It is primarily used in veterinary medicine, but it is approved for human use in several countries (eg. Russia). Sulfadimethoxine is rarely used as an acne treatment. For the treatment of active acne symptoms, other oral Sulfonamide antibiotics (eg. Sulfamethoxazole) are far more commonly prescribed. Sulfadimethoxazole …

Sulfacetamide

Sulfacetamide is a topical antibiotic in the Sulfonamide family. It is used to topically to treat certain types of skin infections, including acne. Sulfacetamide is available in topical formulation by itself or in combination with Sulfur. Sulfacetamide is commonly used to treat acne symptoms and it is marketed directly for this purpose. Research and patient …

Spiramycin

Spiramycin (Spirex) is an antibiotic in the Macrolide family. It has both antibacterial and antiparasitic properties. Spiramycin is used to treat a limited range of infections, and this medication is not available in all countries. Spiramycin is rarely used as a treatment for acne. There is minimal clinical research into the efficacy of Spiramycin as …

Sparfloxacin

Sparfloxacin (Zospar) is an antibiotic in the Quinolone family. It is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract and skin. Sparfloxacin is rarely used as a treatment for acne. There is minimal clinical research into the efficacy of Sparfloxacin as a treatment for active acne symptoms. However, laboratory testing does …

Silver Sulfadiazine

Silver Sulfadiazine (Silvadene) is an antibiotic in the Sulfonamide family. Silver Sulfadiazine also contains ionic silver, which has antibacterial properties. Silver Sulfadiazine is used to treat certain types of bacterial skin infections, and is commonly used to prevent secondary infections in burn patients. Silver Sulfadiazine is occasionally used as a topical treatment for acne. Although …

Roxithromycin

Roxithromycin (Roxicin) is an antibiotic in the Macrolide family. It is used to treat certain types of respiratory, urinary and soft tissue infections that are caused by susceptible bacteria. Roxithromycin is occasionally used to treat acne. Clinical research has indicated that Roxithromycin (and other Macrolide family antibiotics) can be effective acne treatments. Roxithromycin may be particularly …

Rifapentine

Rifapentine (Priftin) is an antibiotic in the Rifamycin family. It is an important component of the combination antibiotic therapy used to treat tuberculosis, and other mycobacterial infections. Rifapentine is not generally used in the treatment of acne. Laboratory testing indicates that the acne-causing Propionibacterium acnes bacterium is highly sensitive to Rifamycin family antibiotics, including Rifapentine. Rifapentine …

Rifampicin

Rifampicin (Rifampin) is an antibiotic in the Rifamycin family. It is an important component of the combination antibiotic therapy used to treat tuberculosis. Rifampicin is used to treat several types of infections, particularly those that are caused by anaerobic gram-positive bacteria, which is a group of bacteria that includes the acne-causing Propionibacterium acnes bacterium. Rifampicin is occasionally used …

Rifabutin

Rifabutin (Mycobutin) is an antibiotic in the Rifamycin family. It is primarily used in the treatment of mycobacterial infections (eg. tuberculosis). Rifabutin is rarely used for the treatment of acne and their is very little clinical research into the efficacy of Rifabutin as an acne treatment. Rifabutin is active against many gram-positive bacteria, including the …

Retapamulin

Retapamulin is a an antibiotic in the Pleuromutilin family. It is used as a topical treatment for certain kinds of skin bacterial infections, including acne. Retapamulin is a relatively new antibiotic that is quickly becoming a popular treatment for acne. In laboratory testing, Retapamulin has shown excellent antibacterial activity against the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium. Research and …