When it comes to treаting acne, аntibiotics are often thought of as the first line of defense. Tetracycline is one class of antibiotic, of which three are commonly used for acne (doxycycline, minocycline, and sarecycline). These type of antibiotics is effective against a wide range of bacteria, which makes them a good choice for acne treatment. Tetracycline class antibiotics are available in both oral and topical formulations, which gives you the option of choosing the best treatment for your individual needs.

How Do Tetracycline Class Antibiotics Work?

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They work by reducing the inflammation and swelling of blemishes. In addition, it helps to kill the bacteria that can cause acne. When used as directed, tetracycline can help to clear up blemishes and prevent new ones from forming.

Tetracycline class antibiotics are a prescription medication, which means they can only be obtained with a doctor’s prescription. If you are thinking about using tetracycline class antibiotics for acne treatment, talk to a dermatologist to explore the best option for you. Dr. Emmy Graber is a board-certified dermatologist who has done reviews on the effectiveness of Tetracycline on acne. Her highly qualified team of board-certified dermatologists will help to identify the acne treatment that is right for you.

If you would like to speak to Dr. Graber or one of our dermatologists about your acne treatment options, schedule a consultation at The Dermatology Institute of Boston.

How Much Do Antibiotics for Acne Cost?

One of the main advantages of using tetracycline-class antibiotics to treat acne is that it is relatively affordable. The exact price will vary depending on the specific formulation and dosage that you require.

What Are the Side Effects of Tetracycline?

The most common side effects of tetracycline class antibiotics are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, more serious side effects can occur, such as liver damage, kidney damage, and allergic reactions.