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Drugs for Acne

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 topical retinoid-like compound used to treat mild to moderate acne by preventing the formation of pimples acting deeply in the source.

It also prevents the formation of new acne by restoring skin texture and tone.

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

Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide  Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combination is used to treat severe acne. Adapalene is a retinoid affects cell growth and reduces inflammation. Benzoyl peroxide helps in skin dryness results in skin peeling.

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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