Minocycline in Acne Vulgaris

  title={Minocycline in Acne Vulgaris},
  author={F. Ochsendorf},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Dermatology},
  • F. Ochsendorf
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
  • Minocycline is a semi-synthetic, second-generation tetracycline. It was introduced in 1972 and has both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Minocycline is used for a variety of infectious diseases and in acne. Even today, new indications beyond the antibacterial indications are being investigated such as its use in neurologic diseases. Formerly, minocycline was thought to have a superior efficacy in the treatment of inflammatory acne, especially with respect to antibacterial… CONTINUE READING
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