Template talk:Acne agents

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Topical agents: {Azelaic acid} (Benzoyl peroxide} {Glycolic acid} {Light therapy} {Salicylic acid} {Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Oil)}
Antibiotics: {Clindamycin} {Erythromycin} (Tetracyclines) {Trimethoprim}
Hormonal: {Antiandrogens} {Contraceptives}. Retinoids: {Adapalene} {Isotretinoin} {Tazarotene} {Tretinoin}

David Ruben Talk 16:54, 11 April 2006 (UTC)


Should co-trimoxazole be really included? acne isn't even mentioned once in its article. Mikr18 09:55, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

No - Sub-component Trimethoprim (here in UK co-trimoxazole has very restricted use and never for acne), was very much antibiotic of last choice (after tetracyclines and macrolides), off-license use, only to be prescribed by specialists (i.e. not GPs), and quite honestly I've not seen this issued by specialists in years (since introduction of topical and oral retinoids). Co-trimoxazole not used in UK (at least for 15yrs I've been practising, if ever) for acne.David Ruben Talk 11:51, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

I've removed Teicoplanin, given it is not used for acne. It is given intravenous or intramuscular for a start and only has very restricted use for "treatment of serious infections". Likewise Vancomycin "has traditionally been reserved as a drug of "last resort" and is not commonly or even less-commonly used for acne in UK (if rarely used elsewhere this would be just a trivial item, and so excluded under NPOV). PubMed has no hits for either of these 2 in acne. David Ruben Talk 01:15, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Sulfacetamide is another candidate for removal as hardly counts as having widespread use, ie does it count as a trivial item as per WP:Undue weight ? However PubMed generated 14 hits, so are there any dermatologists who might care to comment on including this in the list ? David Ruben Talk 01:21, 8 August 2007 (UTC)