COMPARISON OF ORAL DOXYCYCLIN EWITH ORAL MONTELUKAST IN THE TREATMENT OF MODERATE ACNE VULGARIS

  • Memoona Aslam Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Naeem Raza Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Nadeem Combined Military Hospital Sialkot Pakistan
Keywords: Acne vulgaris, Acne severity index, Dxycycline, Montelukast

Abstract

Objective: To compare oral Montelukast with oral Doxycycline in the treatment of moderate Acne Vulgaris in terms of mean change in acne severity index.

Study Design: Quasi-experimental study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of Dermatology, Pak Emirates Military Hospital Rawalpindi, from Mar 2016 to Aug 2016.

Methodology: A total of 84 patients were included in the study. They were randomly assigned to group A and B by consecutive non probability sampling technique. Group A was given 100mg Doxycycline with topical 10% benzoyl peroxide and group B was given 5mg Montelukast with topical 10% benzoyl peroxide. Acne severity index (ASI) was calculated at base line and after one month. Mean change in acne severity index was observed for both the groups.

Results: Independent sample t-test was used to compare the means. Mean post treatment change in acne severity index of group A was 5.45 ± 1.29 and group B was 1.80 ± .59 respectively (p-value <0.001). On post stratification analysis for age and gender results were consistent.

Conclusion: Efficacy of Doxycycline is significantly better in terms of mean change in Acne Severity Index, as compared to Montelukast.

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Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
Aslam, M., Raza, N., & Nadeem, M. (2020). COMPARISON OF ORAL DOXYCYCLIN EWITH ORAL MONTELUKAST IN THE TREATMENT OF MODERATE ACNE VULGARIS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(3), 797-800. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/4663
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