comedolytic

comedolytic

adjective Referring to the lysis of comedones, a feature of acne vulgaris.
 
noun An agent which lyses comedones.

Comedolytic

Drugs that break up comedones and open clogged pores.
Mentioned in: Acne
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Isotretinoin has both an anti-inflammatory effect and comedolytic activity.
This was a "notable" finding, they wrote, "because benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin are known as comedolytic, but tretinoin is not typically thought of as having antibacterial properties like benzoyl peroxide."
SA also has comedolytic and antiinflammatory action, making it suitable for both noninflammatory and inflammatory acne lesions.7
BP is an antibacterial agent, with mild comedolytic properties, and it often is added to topical antibiotic therapy to increase effectiveness and reduce the development of resistance.
They have very good keratolytic and comedolytic effects.
Isotretinoin To evaluate skin penetration All trans To produce comedolytic retinoic acid effect and reduce skin irritation.
They are also comedolytic and have intrinsic anti-inflammatory effects, thus targeting two pathogenic factors in acne.
This is due to the comedolytic effect of the medication; with continued use the skin adapts with noted improvement in skin appearance and less irritation.
Salicylic acid, found in a number over-the-counter cleansers, has both anti-inflammatory and mild comedolytic effects.
It has keratolytic, fungicidal and bactericidal and comedolytic properties.
Topical BPO has antimicrobial, keratolytic and comedolytic properties, with no fear of antibiotic resistance.