Volume 10 - Issue 11 - November 2002

E ffective treatment of acne and rosacea sometimes requires the use of systemic antibiotic therapy. As acne and rosacea are chronic disorders, oral antibiotic treatment is often continued for several months or longer in order to maintain control of the disease and reduce the frequency and severity of exacerbations. Fortunately, the oral antibiotics that are most commonly prescribed (e.g. tetracyclines, macrolides) are associated with excellent efficacy and safety track records over several decades of use. Once it’s been established that a patient has responded to a given oral agent and ha