Metronidazole, its bioactive metabolites and acne.

  title={Metronidazole, its bioactive metabolites and acne.},
  author={Robert M. Bannatyne},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  volume={15 4},
Metronidazole's activity has been established in both acneiform rosacea and acne vulgaris. Recent research indicating that the breakdown products of several antibiotics, including metronidazole, may have considerably greater activity than the parent compound, prompted a re-examination of the susceptibility of Propionibacterium acnes, the organism involved… CONTINUE READING