Doxycycline is an established and proven broad spectrum anti-biotic that can cure several diseases and infections. Its anti-bacterial properties make it a very potent acne fighting medicine. It is used in treating acne vulgaris, rosacea and other skin problems.
Majority of the populace face acne problems during teenage and doxycycline has helped in alleviating the symptoms since many years. The usual prescribed dosage of the medicine varies from 50 to 100mg twice a day. It works by outfighting the propionibacterium acnes. The inhibition of P Acnes, helps in reduction of follicular free fatty acids, thereby reducing skin inflammation.
Doxycycline Clinical Trial
To research its effectiveness a study was conducted on forty subjects with same skin conditions and same levels of bacterial susceptibility. The group was divided into two groups and were randomly prescribed Doxycycline and Placebos in equal numbers, over a period of six months, at centres across various physical locations. A low dosage of 20mg of Doxycycline vis- a- vis Placebo were to be compared and tested. The results displayed a clear edge of Doxycycline over placebo as fifty two percent of the Doxycycline group saw a significant acne reduction as compared to the eighteen percent of the Placebo group.
There are many other studies and patient testimonials that goes well to establish the clear effectiveness of the drug for acne patients and remains an ever safe and reliable cure for skin inflammations.