oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - An overview of treatment options for acne vulgaris : review

Volume 79, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition with a high prevalence in teenagers and young adults. Numerous treatment options are available to manage acne. These include non-prescription and prescription medicines in a range of formulations. Generally, selection of the most appropriate treatment option depends on the severity of the acne. Pharmacists play an important role in recommending and initiating treatment for mild to moderate acne, and in providing advice and counselling with regard to more severe forms of acne.

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