Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2023, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (2): 173-176.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20200615

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Medications for the treatment of acne

Peng Ying, Liu Yi   

  1. Clinical Trials & Cosmetics Testing Center, Hospital of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing 210042, China
  • Received:2020-06-17 Revised:2021-01-15 Online:2023-02-15 Published:2023-02-01
  • Contact: Liu Yi

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Some progress has been made in pharmacological treatments for acne in recent years. Several new medications have been proven effective and safe in latest clinical trials, including sarecycline (a novel tetracycline-class antibiotic), trifarotene (a new fourth-generation retinoid), clascoterone (the first topical androgen receptor antagonist), 4% SB204(a nitric oxide-releasing gel), 4% FMX101 (a topical minocycline foam), etc. This review summarizes latest advances in drug therapy for acne.

Key words: Acne vulgaris, Drug therapy, Sarecycline, Trifarotene, Minocycline, Dapsone