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What systemic treatments are available for acne?
Tetracycline antibiotics
Hormones
Isotretinoin
What are the side effects of tetracyclines?
Photosensitivity
GI distress
Candida
Skin and mucous membrane discolouration
What are the side effects of hormone therapies?
Fluid retention
Headache
Breast tenderness
Weight gain
What are the side effects of isotretinoin?
Dryness & cracking of mucosa
Dry peeling skin
Dry itchy eyes
Hyperlipidemia
Abnormal liver enzymes
What are the systematic therapies for psoriasis?
Methotrexate
Retinoids
Cyclosporin
PUVA
What are the nutrient/drug interactions with acne medications?
B group - deficiency, supplement
Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn - reduce absorption, separate dose