Antibiotics / Anti-Inflammatories

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Many prescription antibiotics / anti-inflammatories in the tetracycline, imidazole, and macrolide families seem to be helpful in treating rosacea symptoms. Newer formulations are being developed to provide anti-inflammatory benefits at sub-microbial doses for potentially safer long-term usage.

Some antibiotics / anti-inflammatories that have been used successfully to treat rosacea include:




Useful links:

  • Rosacea: II. Therapy Note: See "Oral Medications" section pages 5-6 for comparison of many of these antibiotics