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Acne

Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars.No one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse.If you have acne Clean your skin gently Try not to touch your skin Avoid the sun Treatments for acne include medicines and creams.NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Acne FDA Approved Drugs

ACANYA [Benzoyl PeroxideC14H10O4 : Clindamycin PhosphateC18H34ClN2O8PS]
RX
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2.5% : eq 1.2% base (topical gel)
Dow PharmOct 23, 2008
  • Topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years or older.
  • Topical treatment of acne vulgaris.
  • Treatment of acne vulgaris.
  • Treatment of acne.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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ACZONE [DapsoneC12H12N2O2S]
RX
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5% (topical gel)
7.5% (topical gel)
AllerganJul 7, 2005
Allergan IncFeb 24, 2016
  • Treatment of acne.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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CLINDAGEL [Clindamycin PhosphateC18H34ClN2O8PS]
RX
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eq 1% base (topical gel)
Precision DermatNov 27, 2000
  • Topical treatment of acne vulgaris.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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DIFFERIN [AdapaleneC28H28O3]
OTC / RX
-
0.1% (topical gel)
0.3% (topical gel)
Galderma Labs LpJul 8, 2016
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

EPIDUO [AdapaleneC28H28O3 : Benzoyl PeroxideC14H10O4]
RX
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0.1% : 2.5% (topical gel)
Galderma Labs LpDec 8, 2008
  • Treatment of acne.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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EPIDUO FORTE [AdapaleneC28H28O3 : Benzoyl PeroxideC14H10O4]
RX
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0.3% : 2.5% (topical gel)
Galderma LabsJul 15, 2015
  • Treatment of acne.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

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EVOCLIN [Clindamycin PhosphateC18H34ClN2O8PS]
RX
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1% (topical aerosol, foam)
Mylan Pharms IncOct 22, 2004
  • Treatment of acne vulgaris.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

ONEXTON [Benzoyl PeroxideC14H10O4 : Clindamycin PhosphateC18H34ClN2O8PS]
RX
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3.75% : eq 1.2% base (topical gel)
Dow PharmNov 24, 2014
  • Topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years or older.
  • Topical treatment of acne vulgaris.
  • Treatment of acne vulgaris.
  • Treatment of acne.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

RETIN-A MICRO [TretinoinC20H28O2]
RX
-
0.04% (topical gel)
0.1% (topical gel)
Valeant IntlMay 10, 2002
  • Treatment of acne vulgaris.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

RETIN-A-MICRO [TretinoinC20H28O2]
RX
-
0.08% (topical gel)
Valeant IntlJan 28, 2014
  • Treatment of acne vulgaris.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

SOLODYN [Minocycline HydrochlorideC23H27N3O7ClH]
RX
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eq 105mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
eq 115mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
eq 55mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
eq 65mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
eq 80mg base (oral tablet, extended release)
MedicisAug 27, 2010
  • Treatment of acne.
  • Treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

XIMINO [Minocycline HydrochlorideC23H27N3O7ClH]
RX
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eq 135mg base (oral capsule, extended release)
eq 45mg base (oral capsule, extended release)
eq 90mg base (oral capsule, extended release)
Sun Pharm Inds LtdJul 11, 2012
  • Treatment of acne.
  • Treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

ZIANA [Clindamycin PhosphateC18H34ClN2O8PS : TretinoinC20H28O2]
RX
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1.2% : 0.025% (topical gel)
MedicisNov 7, 2006
  • Topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years or older.
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK


WARNING: Consult a licensed physician in the appropriate field for medical treatment and drug prescription. Do not self medicate.


WARNING: All medicines, drugs, plants, chemicals or medicial precedures below are for reference only. Many of these treatments may be harmful and possibly fatal. Do not consume any plant, chemical, drug or otherwise without first consulting a licensed physician that practices medine in the appropriate field. The owner of this website will not be held liable for any injuries and deaths cause by following any home remedies. We have no control of what is posted.

Home Remedies for Acne

ACNE
   Tea tree essential oil can treat acne, lice. Fights infections and fungus.
efficacy
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WARNING: All medicines, drugs, plants, chemicals or medicial precedures below are for historical reference only. Many of these treatments are now known to be harmful and possibly fatal. Do not consume any plant, chemical, drug or otherwise without first consulting a licensed physician that practices medine in the appropriate field.

Felter's Materia Medica on Acne

CALAMUSACCA4
   The rhizome of Acorus Calamus, Linné (Nat. Ord. Acoraceae). Common in wet and muddy grounds everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. Dose, 5 to 40... / ...mefaction and discharges, as indicated, in abscess cavities, burns and scalds (to lessen scarring), acne, ulcerative skin diseases, vaginitis, cervicitis, endometritis, vaginal abrasions, erosion of t... / ...value in all of the local conditions named it has been much overrated, and its real medicinal worth obscured by extravagant praise.1

CALENDULA
   The florets of Calendula officinalis, Linné (Nat. Ord. Compositae). Southern Europe and the Orient; largely cultivated as a garden flower. Dose,... / ...mefaction and discharges, as indicated, in abscess cavities, burns and scalds (to lessen scarring), acne, ulcerative skin diseases, vaginitis, cervicitis, endometritis, vaginal abrasions, erosion of t... / ...value in all of the local conditions named it has been much overrated, and its real medicinal worth obscured by extravagant praise.1

PIX LIQUIDA
   Tar, Pine Tar. A liquid obtained by the destructive distillation of the wood of Pinus palustris, Miller, and other species of Pinus (Nat. Ord.... / .... Dose, 1 to 2 fluidrachms. Action.—Tar is irritant and antiseptic. Upon prolonged application tar acne may ensue, and in some instances it has produced poisoning similar to that of phenol. Internall... / ...a disposition to hemorrhages. Syrup of wild cherry added to tar water or the syrup of tar makes a useful cough remedy for chronic bronchitis.1

VERATRUM VIRIDE
   The dried rhizome and roots of Veratrum viride, Aiton (Nat. Ord. Liliaceae). An indigenous plant of swamps, low grounds, and moist meadows. Dose, 1 grain. Common... / ... the head to vomit. Therapy.—External. Painted upon boils, felons, carbuncles, abscesses, inflamed acne, cellulitis, and other local inflammations, veratrum wi1


WARNING: All medicines, drugs, plants, chemicals or medicial precedures below are for historical reference only. Many of these treatments are now known to be harmful and possibly fatal. Do not consume any plant, chemical, drug or otherwise without first consulting a licensed physician that practices medine in the appropriate field.

Physician's Therapeutics Memoranda on Acne

ACNE
   Ascertain whether constitutional disease or disordered dhrestion is present and modify treatment accordingly. Arsenic is generally indicated. especially in combination with iron. For constipation. if present, Compound Liquorice Powder, prelerably in lozenges, or Fluid Cascara Aromatic, N., B. & Co. Locally, lotions containing milk of sulphur and glycerin, sometimes with a base of distilled extract witch hazel, or ointments containing sulphur. sulphur iodide, resor cin, ichthyol or Iodosyl. Give ...2


References

1) Felter, Harvey Wickes, 1922, The Eclectic Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Cincinnati, Ohio.
2) Nelson, Baker & Co., 1904, Physician's Handy Book of Materia Medica and Therapeustics, Detroit, Michigan.