Spironolactone as effective as antibiotics for acne in women

Among women with acne, spironolactone was as effective as oral tetracycline-class antibiotics, according to research published in the Journal of Drugs and Dermatology.
“Long-term oral antibiotic use in acne may be associated with a variety of adverse effects including antibiotic resistance, pharyngitis, inflammatory bowel disease and breast and colon cancer,” John S. Barbieri, MD, MBA, from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “Spironolactone may represent an effective and safe alternative to oral antibiotics for women with

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