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How to get an Acne medication online?
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Download the DrHouse app. Set up your free account in a minute.

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Start a visit with an online doctor. Wait time is less than 15 minutes.

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Get an Rx from your preferred pharmacy. Pick up an Rx nearby or get it delivered to you.

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How much does it cost to get a prescription for Acne medication?

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Physician Visit
One-time visit with a physician for diagnosis, treatment, Rx, labs, referrals, and doctor’s notes.
$0-129
Copay or $129 without insurance.
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See the first available physician, or schedule a visit with a physician you like.
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You can request a refund after your visit if we are unable to provide care.
Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

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What is acne?

Acne is a condition of the skin that occurs when the hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. The resulting bumps can be small or large and may be firm or pus-filled. Acne can occur on the face, back, chest, and shoulders. Although it is most common in teenagers, acne can affect people of all ages. There are many factors that can contribute to the development of acne, including genetics, hormone levels, diet, and certain medications.

How is acne treated?

There are a variety of acne treatments available, ranging from over-the-counter products to prescription medications. The best course of treatment will vary depending on the severity of the acne and the individual’s skin type.  Some common acne treatments include topical creams and gels, oral medications, and photodynamic therapy.

  • Topical creams and gels – These products are applied directly to the skin and can help to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. Common active ingredients include benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinoids.
  • Oral medications – These drugs are taken by mouth and can help to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. Common oral medications for acne include antibiotics, isotretinoin, and birth control pills.
  • Photodynamic therapy – This is a treatment that uses light to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. It is often used in combination with other treatments, such as topical creams or oral medications.

In most cases, acne will respond well to treatment within a few weeks or months. However, some people may need to continue treatment for longer periods of time to achieve clear skin. If you are struggling with acne, talk to a doctor about your treatment options. With the right combination of medical and home remedies, you can achieve clear, healthy skin.

Common prescription medication for acne

Topical creams and gels

  • Retinoids – These drugs are derived from vitamin A and are used to treat mild to moderate acne. They work by increasing cell turnover and preventing the buildup of dead skin cells. Common side effects include dryness, redness, and irritation. Examples include: Tretinoin, Adapalene, Tazarotene
  • Topical antibiotics – These drugs are applied directly to the skin and work by killing bacteria. Common side effects include dryness, redness, and irritation. Examples include: Clindamycin, Erythromycin

Oral medications

  • Oral antibiotics – These drugs are taken by mouth and work by killing bacteria. Common side effects include gastrointestinal upset, yeast infections, and decreased appetite. Examples include: Tetracycline, Minocycline, Doxycycline
  • Oral contraceptives – These drugs are taken by mouth and work by regulating hormone levels. They can be used to treat acne in women who also suffer from irregular periods, PCOS, or other hormone-related conditions. Common side effects include nausea, weight gain, and decreased libido. Examples include: birth control pills
  • Isotretinoin – This drug is taken by mouth and works by reducing the production of oil. It is typically used to treat severe acne that does not respond to other treatments. Common side effects include dryness, redness, and irritation. Examples include: Accutane, Claravis, Amnesteem

When should you see a doctor about your acne?

There are a few cases where you should see a doctor immediately:

  • If you have acne that is causing pain or swelling
  • If you have acne that is leaving scars
  • If you have acne that is making you depressed or anxious
  • If over-the-counter treatments are not working

A dermatologist can provide you with the treatment you need to get your acne under control. In addition, a doctor can help to identify any underlying health conditions that may be contributing to your breakouts. If you are experiencing frequent or severe breakouts, make an appointment with your doctor today.

How can DrHouse help treat your acne?

With DrHouse you can make an on-demand visit with an online doctor who can help you treat your acne. Our clinicians can provide you with an online prescription for the best course of treatment for your acne. All you need is a smartphone with an internet connection. You can start a video visit with a doctor anytime, anywhere.

If you’re struggling with acne, don’t hesitate to talk to a doctor about your treatment options today. With the right combination of medical and home remedies, you can achieve clear, healthy skin.

 

The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC 

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.