Penicillin V

Penicillin V (Phenoxymethylpenicillin) is an antibiotic in the Penicillin family. Penicillin V is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. This antibiotic is primarily active against gram-positive bacteria, which includes the acne-causing Propionibacterium acnes bacterium. Penicillin V is available in topical and oral formulations. Penicillin V is occasionally used as an oral antibiotic …

Penicillin G

Penicillin G (Benzylpenicillin) is an antibiotic in the Penicillin family. Penicillin G is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. This antibiotic is primarily active against gram-positive bacteria, which includes the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium. Penicillin G is occasionally used in the treatment of acne, usually as a topical treatment. For oral antibiotic …

Flucloxacillin

Flucloxacillin (Floxapen) is an antibiotic in the Penicillin family. Flucloxacillin is a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that is used to treat a subset of respiratory, skin and other bacterial infections. Flucloxacillin is rarely used to treat acne. Laboratory research indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium is susceptible to Penicillin family antibiotics, including Flucloxacillin. But there is …

Dicloxacillin

Dicloxacillin (Diclocil) an antibiotic in the Penicillin family. Dicloxacillin is a narrow spectrum antibiotic that is used primarily against Gram-positive bacteria that produce an enzyme called beta lactamase. Dicloxacillin is used to treat a variety of skin infections that are caused by Staphylococcus bacteria. Dicloxacillin is rarely used to treat acne. For the treatment of …

Cloxacillin

Cloxacillin (Cloxapen) is an antibiotic in the Penicillin family. It is used to treat several types of bacterial infections. Cloxacillin is rarely used for the treatment of acne symptoms. However, laboratory research indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacteria is highly sensitive to Penicillin family antibiotics, such as Cloxacillin. There is little clinical research and …

Ampicillin

Ampicillin is an antibiotic in the Penicillin Family. Ampicillin is a very common antibiotic that is used to treat many different kinds of infection. Ampicillin is rarely used to treat acne. There is limited evidence about the efficacy of Ampicillin for treating acne symptoms. Antibiotic susceptibility testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium tends …

Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin an antibiotic in the Penicillin family. Amoxicillin is a very common antibiotic that is used to treat many different kinds of infection. Amoxicillin is occasionally¬†used to treat acne. Many acne patients have reported that Amoxicillin helped improve their acne symptoms. Antibiotic susceptibility testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium tends to be highly …

Augmentin (Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid)

Amoxicillin plus Clavulanic Acid Augmentin Tablets

Augmentin is a combination antibiotic that includes Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic in the Penicillin family. Clavulanic Acid prevents bacteria from inactivating Amoxicillin by blocking the activity of a bacterial enzyme called beta-lactamase. Augmentin is not a common acne treatment, but there is some evidence to suggest that Augmentin can effective for …