Methods of treating rosacea

  • US 7,232,572 B2
  • Filed: 02/18/2005
  • Issued: 06/19/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/05/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for treating papules and pustules of rosacea in a human in need thereof comprising administering orally to said human a tetracycline compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in an amount that is effective to treat the papules and pustules of rosacea, but has substantially no antibiotic activity, said amount being 10-80% of the antibiotic amount, wherein the tetracycline compound is an antibiotic tetracycline compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof administered in an amount that results in no reduction of skin microflora during a six-month treatment, without administering a bisphosphonate compound.

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