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For many people with acne, acne medication is one of the most effective ways to treat it. If you're considering whether or not to try using acne medications, we've compiled this list of acne drugs with good evidence that you should know about before you take them. Some of the acne drugs are over-the-counter and/or prescription medication. Others are prescribed by your doctor. Some are "off-label" (they are used in combination with other treatments) and are only prescribed to certain conditions. We've included some of the most widely available acne medications. If you have questions about acne medications, please contact your health care provider or pharmacist for advice. If you have any additional questions about the list of acne medications listed here or any of our other acne medications and their effectiveness, please leave a comment and we'll be glad to address your questions. For the latest news on acne medications, be sure to check out our acne medication fact sheet. You can also subscribe to our acne fact sheet by filling out our form on the top of this page and following the instructions to get an email when new acne medication posts are published.