Sulfonamides

  • Gerd Plewig
  • Albert M. Kligman

Abstract

Sulfonamides are rarely used in acne and only trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is presently advocated. There are two dosage forms containing a fixed combination of 80 mg trimethoprim with 400 mg sulfamethoxazole, or a double-strength combination containing 160 mg trimethoprim with 800 mg sulfamethoxazole. The latter is given twice daily.

Keywords

Microbe Acne Trimethoprim Sulfamethoxazole Oxytetracycline 

References

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Albert M. Kligman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dermatologische Klinik und PoliklinikUniversität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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