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 …

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 …

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 …

Pristinamycin

Pristinamycin (Pyostacine) is an antibiotic that is used to treat certain types of infections caused by gram-positive bacteria (eg. Staph infections). Pristinamycin is a natural combination of two complementary antibiotics – Pristinamycin IA an Pristinamycin IIA. Pristinamycin IA is a cyclic hexadepsipeptide antibiotic, and Pristinamycin IIA is in the Macrolide family of antibiotics. Pristinamycin is …

Josamycin

Josamycin (Josaxin) is an antibiotic in the Macrolide family. It is used to treat certain types of bacterial infection, particularly those caused by anaerobic bacteria. Josamycin is rarely used as an acne treatment. Laboratory testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes is moderately susceptible to this antibiotic. Additionally, Josamycin may retain antibacterial activity against some …

Erythromycin

Erythromycin is an antibiotic in the Macrolide Family. It is a widely used antibiotic that can be applied topically or ingested orally. Erythromycin is used to treat many types of bacterial infections, including those of the respiratory tract, urinary tract and skin. Erythromycin is commonly¬†used for the treatment of acne symptoms. Topical erythromycin is a …

Dirithromycin

Dirithromycin (Dynabac) is an antibiotic in the Macrolide family. Dirithromycin is rarely used for the treatment of acne. There is little evidence on the efficacy of dirithromycin as an acne treatment. This medication is not currently available in all countries (eg. United States).

Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin (Biomycin) is an antibiotic in the Macrolide family. Clarithromycin has a broad spectrum activity of activity against many types of bacteria, including those that cause strep throat, pneumonia, skin infections and stomach ulcers. Clarithromycin is ocassionally used for the treatment of acne symptoms. Topical Clarithromycin is occasionally prescribed as an acne treatment. Oral Clarithromycin …

Azithromycin

Azithromycin is an antibiotic in the Macrolide Family. Azithromycin is a very common antibiotic that is used to treat many different kinds of infections. Azithromycin is rarely used to treat acne. However, there are some reports that Azithromycin helped improve acne symptoms. Antibiotic susceptibility testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium tends to be …