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Acne - Drugs for its Treatment

Written & Compiled by Madhumathi Palaniappan
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Apr 07, 2016

Generic and Trade Names of Drugs for Treatment of Acne

Adapalene
Adapalene is a retinoid-like compound, prescribed for mild to moderate acne.

Trade Names : Aditop C | Daple | Edplin | Alene Gel | Aditop | Acneril | Rozac | Apalene | Alangel | Adina | More...

Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide
Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide contains retinoid and keratolytic agent, prescribed for acne in patients 9 years of age and older.
Adapalene works by affecting the growth of cells and decreasing swelling and inflammation. Benzoyl peroxide works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria and by causing the skin to dry and peel off.

Azelaic Acid
Azelaic Acid is a naturally occurring saturated dicarboxylic acid, used for skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.

Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzoyl Peroxide is a keratolytic agent with antibacterial actions, prescribed for acne.

Trade Names : Benzoyl Peroxide | Brevoxyl | Pernox | Pernox (20 gm) | Benide | Aczee Gel | Acnox | Akneroxid (5%) | Benide Gel | Acnox (5%) | More...

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