Cephalexin

Cephalexin (Keflex) is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin Family. Cephalexin is a very common antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.

Cephalexin is occasionally used to treat acne. There is limited clinical research into the efficacy of Cephalexin as an acne treatment. However, come patients have reported that Cephalexin improved their acne symptoms. Antibiotic susceptibility testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium is generally sensitive to Cephalosporin fmaily antibiotics, including Cephalexin.

Ceftibuten

Ceftibuten (Cedax) is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin Family. Ceftibuten is used to treat respiratory tract, urinary tract and other bacterial infections.

Ceftibuten is rarely used as an acne treatment. Laboratory antibiotic susceptibility testing does indicate that the acne-causing P. acnes bacteria is generally sensitive to Cephalosporin family antibiotics, including Ceftibuten. There is little clinical research and few patient reports about Ceftibuten as a treatment for acne.

Cefradine

Cefradine is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin Family. Cefradine is used to treat respiratory tract, urinary tract and skin infections. Note: Cefradine is not approved for human use in all countries.

Cefradine is rarely used as an acne treatment. Laboratory antibiotic susceptibility testing does show that the acne-causing P. acnes bacteria is generally sensitive to Cephalosporin antibiotics, including Cefradine. However, there is minimal clinical research into the use of Cefradine as a treatment for acne.

Cefprozil

Cefprozil (Cefzil) is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin Family. Cefprozil is used to treat bronchitis, ear infections and skin infections.

Cefprozil is rarely used as an acne treatment. Laboratory antibiotic susceptibility testing does indicate that the acne causing P. acnes bacteria tends to be sensitive to Cephalosporin family antibiotics, including Cefprozil. There is little clinical research about the utility of Cefprozil for the treatment of acne.

Cefpodoxime

Cefpodoxime (Cefpo) is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin Family. Cefpodoxime is used to treat a range of infections, including gonorrhoea, tonsillitis, pneumonia, and bronchitis.

Cefpodoxime is rarely used as an acne treatment. However, laboratory research indicates that the acne causing P. acnes bacteria tend to be susceptible to Cephalosporin family antibiotics, including Cefpodoxime. There is currently little clinical research and few patient reports on the efficacy of Cefpodoxime for the treatment of acne symptoms.

Cefixime

Cefixime (Suprax) is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin family. Cefixime is commonly used to treat infections of the respiratory tract as well as the ear and urinary tract.

Cefixime is rarely used as an acne treatment. There is little clinical research about Cefixime as a treatment for acne and their are few patient reports. Laboratory research does indicate that the acne causing P. acnes bacteria is generally susceptible to Cephalosporin antibiotics, including Cefixime.

Cefdinir

Cefdinir (Omnicef) is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin family. Cefdinir is often used to treat respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis.

Cefdinir is rarely used to treat acne, but antibiotic susceptibility research suggests that the acne causing P. acnes bacterium is likely to be susceptible to Cephalosporin family antibiotics, including Cefdinir. There is little clinical research on the utility of Cefdinir in the treatment of acne.

Cefadroxil

Cefadroxil is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin Family. Cefadroxil is a broad spectrum antibiotic that can treat a variety of infections.

Cefadroxil is occasionally used as an acne treatment, but there is limited research into ability of Cefadroxil to improve acne symptoms. Laboratory testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium is moderately susceptible to Cephalosporin antibiotics, including Cefadroxil. Oral antibiotic therapy with Cefadroxil may combined with complementary treatments, including topical retinoids and light-based treatments.

Bacitracin

Bacitracin is an antibiotic that is a mixture of closely related antibacterial molecules. Bacitracin can inhibit the growth of many kinds of bacteria, including S. aureus and P. acnes.

Bacitracin is applied topically for the treatment of acne. However, user and research reports suggest that Bacitracin is not an effective acne treatment, particularly for moderate to severe inflammatory acne. Triple antibiotic ointments (eg. Neosporin) usually include Bacitracin as an active ingredient.

Azithromycin

Azithromycin is an antibiotic in the Macrolide Family. Azithromycin is a very common antibiotic that is used to treat many different kinds of infections.

Azithromycin is rarely used to treat acne. However, there are some reports that Azithromycin helped improve acne symptoms. Antibiotic susceptibility testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium tends to be susceptible to antibiotics in the Macrolide family, including Azithromycin. However, Macrolide-resistant P. acnes bacteria are becoming common in many regions of the world.