Although there is well documented evidence of antibiotic resistance to erythromycin, it is still one of the more commonly prescribed acne treatments. Patients need to be warned that gastrointestinal upset is common and there are many potential drug interactions including with anticoagulants, digoxin, phenytoin and theophylline. Still, erythromycin is a better antibiotic option for pregnant or breastfeeding moms. It also can be used by younger children because, unlike some of the other oral antibiotics, it won't cause tooth discoloration. More Information
Only a generation ago, it was thought that eating too many sweet or greasy foods caused acne; now doctors know much more about why breakouts happen and how to treat them. This section addresses common questions about acne.