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Fortschr Med. 1980 Jan 24;98(3):108-10.

[Successful treatment of acne with Actovegin].

[Article in German]

Abstract

Actovegin can be stated to represent a genuine acquisition to the therapy of acne vulgaris. Considering both the parenteral and oral treatment as an entity, complete cure was achieved in 54 out of a total of 88 patients. An improvement was obtained in 28 patients, so that further treatment was no longer required because a few acne pimples only occurred premenstrually. Improvement was in fact likewise obtained in 6 cases, but acne was seen to recur after discontinuation of therapy so that maintenance treatment had to be carried out. On dividing the mode of treatment into parenteral and oral treatment groups, the result distinctly suggests that parenteral treatment is better. The parenteral treatment was shown to be 50 per cent superior to the oral form. I deem it appropriate to initiate the treatment of any form of acne by a course of injections and, depending on the success seen, to change over to oral treatment. In any case, the dosage of both parenteral and oral therapy will have to be adjusted individually. (Chart: see text)

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