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Treating Rosacea with Macrolides (biaxin, zithromax, dynabac, rulid, surlid)

Macrolide Antibiotics offer alternative treatment options to the well known tetracycline antibiotics. In recent years good studies have shown that some of these macrolides are safe and effective in treating rosacea. Commonly prescribed Macrolides include: erythromycin, azithromycin (Zithromax), clarithromycin (Biaxin), dirithromycin (Dynabac), roxithromycin (Rulid, Surlid) Here is a brief introduction from Linda Sy’s `Skin411 Digest […]

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Acne rosacea: An open comparative trial of azithromycin versus oxytetracycline therapy: Study of 50 patients Bakar Bouadjar, PhD, CHU of BEO, Algiers, Algeria Background: Azithromycin has been used successfully to treat acne vulgaris and its use for the treatment of rosacea has been evaluated only once in an open study. Objectives: The goal of the […]

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Macrolide antibiotics are an alternative to tetracycline antibiotics. Macrolides tend to be more expensive and there is less clinical history compared to tetracyclines. Macrolides inhibit bacterial protein synthesis and their association with leukocytes sees them transported into the site of an infection. As with any prescription drug the potential benefit and risk need to be […]

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Clarithromycin: a new perspective in rosacea treatment International Journal of Dermatology, Volume 37 Issue 5 Page 347 – May 1998, Claudio Torresani MD. Biaxin (Clarithromycin) is a recently synthesized macrolide antibiotic that has shown anti-inflammatory actions. In his 1998 paper Clarithromycin: a new perspective in rosacea treatment, renowned rosacea researcer Dr. Claudio Torresani concludes that […]

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This small study found that Clarithromycin compares very well to Doxycycline as a treatment for rosacea. Clarithromycin versus doxycycline in the treatment of rosacea. International Journal of Dermatology, 1997 Dec;36(12):942-6. Torresani C, Pavesi A, Manara GC, Department of Dermatology, Parma University, Italy. Forty patients with rosacea were entered into a study comparing clarithromycin with doxycycline […]

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