Oral Antibiotics

Oral Antibiotics are ingested by mouth and affect the whole body. Oral antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that contribute to acne symptoms. Oral antibiotics can be very effective acne treatments, but they have a higher risk of side effects than topical antibiotics. Therefore, oral antibiotics are usually only used to treat moderate to severe acne (Acne Types: 2-4). Oral antibiotics are often combined with complementary therapeis in holistic acne treatment regimens.

There are many different kinds of antibiotics. Some antibiotics are more effective for the treatment of acne than others. Below is a ranked list of all of the oral antibiotics that are routinely used for the treatment of acne. Our antibiotic ranking system (Scored on a 1 {BAD} to 100 {GOOD} scale) is based on patient reports, clinical research results and antibiotic susceptibility testing scores from a variety of sources. Click on an antibiotic to learn more about that particular medication.

Oral Antibiotics