Ceftibuten

Ceftibuten (Cedax) Capsules Packaging

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.

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Cefradine

Cefradine 500mg Capsules

Cefradine (Cefradune) is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin Family. Cefradine is used to treat respiratory tract, urinary tract and skin infections.

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.

Cefradine is not approved for human use in all countries.

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Cefprozil

Ceprozil 250mg Tablets

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.

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Cefpodoxime

Cefpodoxime 100mg Tablets

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.

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Cefixime

Cefixime Tablets

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.

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Cefdinir

Cefdinir Capsules and Packaging

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.

Cephalosporin antibiotics are related to Penicillin, and people who are allergic to Penicillins have an increased risk of adverse events when using Cephalosporins.

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Cefadroxil

Cefadroxil (Cexyl) Capsules

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.

Cefadroxil is generally administered orally. Cefadroxil (and other Cephalosporin antibiotics) are related to Penicillin and patients with Penicillin allergies have an increased risk of allergic reaction when using Cefadroxil.

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Cefaclor

Cefaclor Tablets

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

Cefaclor is rarely used as an acne treatment and currently there is insufficient evidence to determine it’s efficacy as an acne treatment. However, laboratory testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium is moderately susceptible to Cephalosporin antibiotics, including Cefaclor. Oral antibiotic therapy with Cefaclor may combined with complementary treatments, including topical retinoids and light-based treatments.

Cefaclor is available as an oral antibiotic. Cefaclor (and other Cephalosporin antibiotics) are related to Penicillin and patients with Penicillin allergies have an increased risk of allergic reaction when using Cefaclor.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (Keflex) Capsules

Cephalexin 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.

The Cephalosporin and Penicillin families are structurally related. Cephlalexin is not recommended for individuals with severe penicillin allergies.

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