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Oral Acne Medications

For stubborn cases of acne, your dermatologist may decide an oral acne medication is needed. Get more information about oral medications used to treat acne, how they work, possible side effects, and how to get the most from your acne treatments.
  1. Isotretinoin (Accutane) (12)
  2. Oral Antibiotics (6)

Oral Medications for Treating Acne
There are plenty of oral medications that can improve acne. Here are the most widely used options.

Oral Contraceptives
Do birth control pills really help clear acne? Learn more about how and why oral contraceptives are used in the treatment of acne.

Solodyn is an extended release minocycline used to treat acne. Learn more about Solodyn, how it works, and the possible side effects of this medication.

Treating Acne with Spironolactone
Dealing with hormonal acne, ladies? Here's one treatment option that might be worth checking out.

Isotretinoin Side Effects
Isotretinoin is the closest thing we have to an acne "cure." But it does come with a host of possible side effects. Do you know what they are?

I'm Worried About Taking an Oral Acne Medication
Are you nervous about taking an oral medication? Here's how to make the best decision for you.

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