The New York Times is reporting on the health status of the President, based on an interview with his doctor – Harold N. Bornstein. The interview includes mention that Trump is taking a long acting tetracycline to control his rosacea.
It isn’t clear which formulation of tetracycline this would refer to. I’m sure the reporting is correct, but do wonder if he was referring to the delayed release, once daily, low dose formulation; as in Oracea.
Seems like pretty good public exposure for the condition rosacea – surely everyone will have heard of it now, right?
By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, M.D.
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Trump takes medication for three ailments, including a prostate-related drug to promote hair growth, Mr. Trump’s longtime physician, Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, said in a series of recent interviews.
The other drugs are antibiotics to control rosacea, a common skin problem, and a statin for elevated blood cholesterol and lipids.
In the interviews, Dr. Bornstein said he refilled Mr. Trump’s prescriptions for a long-acting tetracycline, a common antibiotic, to control rosacea. The skin ailment can cause easy blushing or flushing with visible blood vessels. It also can spread over the face, and sometimes the chest and back. In different forms it can resemble acne and cause bumps.