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Efficacy of Azithromycin in Treatment of Acne Vulgaris: A Mini Review
Sina Kardeh , Nasrin Saki, Farideh Jowkar, Bahareh Kardeh, Seyed Arman Moein, Mohammad Hossein Khorraminejad-Shirazi
Cellular and Molecular Medicine Student Research Group, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Iran
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BACKGROUND
Antibiotics are commonly used in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Considering the rise of antibiotic resistance, alternative medications may be used in the main anti-acne armamentarium. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of oral azithromycin in the treatment of acne vulgaris.
METHODS
Database searches were performed in PubMed and Scopus using the keywords "azithromycin" and "acne".
RESULTS
Azithromycin 500 mg once daily for 3 days per week or in cycles of 10 days for 12 weeks are the most commonly used regimens.
CONCLUSION
Available experimental data suggest that oral azithromycin is an effective and well-tolerated option for treatment of acne vulgaris.
Keywords: Azithromycin, Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Acne vulgaris, Treatment
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/10/24
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