A multicenter, double-blind study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 2 treatments in participants with mild to moderate acne vulgaris

Zoe Diana Draelos, Alan R. Shalita, Diane Thiboutot, Christian Oresajo, Margarita Yatskayer, Susanna Raab

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Abstract

Acne treatment regimens have changed due to the recent over-the-counter (OTC) switch of all prescription benzoyl peroxide (BPO) topical preparations. The elimination of prescription single-agent BPO products means that dermatologists must select from a variety of OTC formulations to utilize the time-tested efficacy of BPO in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. Our research compared the efficacy and safety of an OTC BPO 5.5% formulation with lipohydroxy acid and tretinoin cream 0.025% with prescription clindamycin 1%- BPO 5% gel and tretinoin cream 0.025%. Parity was demonstrated between the 2 treatment regimens at 12 weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-293
Number of pages7
JournalCutis
Volume89
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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