Topical and Oral Medications For Aczone Generic

Aczone Generic, also known as acne vulgaris, is a skin condition that affects millions of teenagers and adults alike. In fact, more than 80% of people worldwide have some form of acne between the ages of 11 and 30. While usually not serious, acne can cause negative psychological issues and, while not as common, long lasting scars. There are many different factors to why people get acne including an increase in hormone levels, excess oil (or sebum) in the skin, bacteria and more. Acne itself has many different varieties including whiteheads (closed comedo), blackheads (open comedo) and inflammatory papules. (Fortunately, there are many different products available on the market that can help prevent acne and treat it once someone already has it.

Acne is classified clinically as being mild, moderate or severe. This grading scale is somewhat subjective but how severe your acne is will determine the type of treatment you will be taking. Mild acne is usually self medicated with over the counter products which we will discuss. Mild acne that doesn’t improve or worsens is typically treated with prescription products. In terms of medications, this article will discuss over the counter, prescription and supplemental products used to treat acne.

Over The Counter(OTC)

Salicylic Acid

When To Use/Place In Therapy

Mild acne in patients with sensitive skin. This medication is usually use by patients to self treat their acne and is typically one of the first medications people will try.

How To Apply

Apply 1 to 3 times per day, massage into skin and rinse off.

Important Additional Information

Not as effective as OTC benzoyl peroxide but is usually better tolerate, especially in those with sensitive skin.

Benzoyl Peroxide

When To Use/Place In Therapy

Benzoyl peroxide is actually available as both an over the counter product and as a prescription. It ranges in strength from 2.5% to 10%. Along with salicylic acid, it is very commonly use to self treat acne. It is use for mild to moderate acne and is almost always use in combination with a prescription product to clear up more moderate to severe cases of acne.

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