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Topical Prescription Acne Medications

Need an acne treatment more powerful than those you can find at your department store? A prescription topical medication might be right for you. Learn more about the prescription acne medications available from your doctor or dermatologist, how they work, and what to expect from your acne treatments.

Duac (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
Everything you need to know about treating acne with Duac topical gel, how it works, and possible side effects.

Ziana (Clindamycin Phosphate 1.2% and Tretinoin 0.025%)
Ziana is an acne treatment gel containing both Retin-A and clindamycin. Is Ziana right for your acne? Learn more about Ziana, how it works, and the possible side effects of this medication.

Acanya Gel
Learn how Acanya works, possible side effects, and tips for using this medication.

Getting the Most from Tazorac
Using Tazorac? Try these tips.

Tazorac (Tazarotene)
Learn more about treating acne with Tazorac, how it works, and possible side effects.

Epiduo
Epiduo is a new acne treatment used to treat mild to moderate acne. How is Epiduo used? What are the side effects of Epiduo? Learn if this adapalene (Differin) and benzoyl peroxide acne treatment is right for you.

Azelaic Acid
Is azelaic acid the right acne treatment for you? Learn how azelaic acid works, its side effects, and get some tips to help you get the best from your azelaic acid acne treatment.

All About Retin-A (Tretinoin)
Got questions about the popular acne treatment Retin-A (tretinoin)? Get honest answers about how Retin-A works, its side effects, and how to get the most from your Retin-A acne treatment. Tips to help avoid dreaded dryness, too!

Aczone Profile
Aczone (dapsone) is a relatively new prescription acne medication. Get more information about how Aczone works, its possible side effects, and tips for getting the most from this acne treatment medication.

Is Retin-A Safe?
I use Retin A to treat acne, but I've heard about a study in which Retin-A (tretinoin) users were more likely to die than those not using this medication. Is Retin A safe, and should I continue to use it as an acne treatment?

Differin (Adapalene)
Differin (adapalene) is a prescription acne treatment used topically to treat mild to moderate acne. Learn more about Differin, how it works to treat acne, possible side effects, and if this acne treatment is right for you.

Benzamycin
Benzamycin is effective acne treatment that contains both benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin. Learn more about Benzamycin, its common usage directions and if this topical benzoyl peroxide/antibiotic acne treatment is right for you.

BenzaClin
BenzaClin gel has the power of two acne-fighting ingredients in one acne treatment - benzoyl peroxide and topical clindamycin. Learn more about this prescription acne treatment, how BenzaClin works, and common BenzaClin side effects.

Topical Antibiotics for Acne
Topical antibiotics are popular and effective acne treatments. Learn more about how topical antibiotics work, and if they may be right for your acne.

Retin A
Retin A is a powerful acne treatment medication. Learn more about how it works, common usage directions, and possible side effects. Also, get tips on how to make the most of your Retin A acne treatments.

Topical Erythromycin
Want to learn more about topical erythromycin and acne? Erythromycin is an antibiotic used to treat inflammatory acne. Find out how it works, erythromycin side effects, and get tips for using erythromycin to treat acne.

Topical Retinoids
Topical retinoids are effective and popular acne treatment medications. Learn about your options!

Topical Clindamycin
Learn more about treating acne with topical clindamycin, its side effects, and how you can get the most from your treatment.

Retin-A Micro
Find out how Retin-A Micro works, why it's different from Retin-A, and get some tips for using this acne treatment medication.

I'm Taking Retin-A and Found Out I'm Pregnant. What Should I Do?
Some acne treatments are safe to use during pregnancy, and some are not. What about Retin-A?

Retin A is Making Me Peel. What Can I Do?
Are you dealing with dry skin as a side effect of Retin A treatment? Learn how to manage dry, peeling, flaking skin while using Retin A.

I Wanted Retin A but I Got Tretinoin. Did I Get the Wrong Acne Treatment?
You asked for Retin A to treat your acne, but your doctor gave you tretinoin. Did you get the wrong medication. Learn more about treating acne with Retin A or tretinoin.

What to Expect From Retin-A Treatment
Learn what to expect from your Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, or generic tretinoin treatment with this week-by-week guide.

Combination Acne Medications
Combination medications contain two acne-fighting ingredients in one treatment. That makes a simpler treatment routine for you!

What Is the Difference between Retin-A and Retin-A Micro?
Is Retin-A the same as Retin-A Micro? Find out here.

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