Drugs for Acne
Generic and Trade Names of Drugs for Treatment of Acne
Adapalene is a retinoid-like compound, prescribed for mild to moderate acne.
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 is a naturally occurring saturated dicarboxylic acid, used for skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.
Benzoyl Peroxide is a keratolytic agent with antibacterial actions, prescribed for acne.