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Dermatologic Drugs

Antiacne Drugs

TermDefinition
Benzoyl Peroxide Kills the anaerobic P. acnes bacteria by slowly releasing O2. -antibacterial, antiseptic, drying & keratolytic action. improvement in 4-6 weeks * A/E: peeling skin, redness, sensation of warmth.
Clindamycin Antibiotic Used topically to treat acne A/R: minor local skin reactions -nurning, itching, dryness, oilness and peeling.
Isotretinion Treatment of severe recalcitrant cystic acne. inhibits sebaceous gland activity & has anti keratinizing and antiinflammatory effects. *accutane:withdrawn it from the market -pregnancy cat X drug IPLEDGE
Tretinoin (retinoic acid, vitamin A acid, Renova, Retin-A) used to treat acne -reduce dermatologic changes assoc. w. sun damage *stimulates the turnover of epithelial cells, resulting in skin peeling A/E: local inflammatory reactions-reversible when therapy is discontinued.(redness, crust, alter. in pigment
Created by: Ashleigh0101