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Hautarzt. 1989 Sep;40(9):577-81.

[Treatment of acne vulgaris. A comparison of doxycycline versus minocycline].

[Article in German]

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Hautklinik der Universit├Ąt Mainz.

Abstract

In the course of a randomized, comparative, clinical study, 50 patients with acne vulgaris received systemic treatment with a single daily dose of 50 mg doxycycline or two daily doses of 50 mg minocycline. At the completion of the 12-week treatment, cure or improvement of acne was found in 78% of the patients in the doxycycline group compared to 82% in the minocycline group. The rate of unsatisfactory therapeutic results was 22% in the doxycycline group and 18% in the group of patients treated with minocycline. The results showed no significant difference between the clinical efficacy of treating acne vulgaris with doxycycline at a daily dose of 50 mg and 100 mg of minocycline daily, a fact which has already been demonstrated by earlier studies.

PMID:
2530191
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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