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Topical minocycline for rosacea

December 11th, 2020 | Treatments

We have used oral minocycline for rosacea for decades. However, there are risks associated with oral minocycline, even though they are rare. A topical formulation of minocycline is being investigated for the management of rosacea by a company called Vyne Therapeutics. Two studies with a total of 1521 patients compared 1.5% topical minocycline foam versus vehicle and the foam appears to be effective, safe, and well-tolerated. This may provide a good alternative for rosacea sufferers looking to avoid oral medications.