On the basis of reports that erythromycin is effective in the treatment of acne, we investigated whether roxithromycin (ROM), a new derivative of erythromycin, might also be effective in treating acne. Roxithromycin was administered to 30 patients with acne for 8 weeks. General improvement was assessed 8 weeks after the initiation of the therapy with a six-graded scale as follows; 1: good improvement, 2: moderate improvement, 3: slight improvement, 4: no change, 5: worsening, and 6: no assessment. The percentage of good or moderate improvement was 73.3%, and that of good improvement alone was 20.0%. Our results suggest that ROM is effective in the treatment of acne.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cell Biology
- Biochemistry, medical