Which drugs are approved to treat acne?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering an application for a drug that would treat acne and other acne-related conditions, but there is no indication that it will be approved for the treatment of other conditions.
The application, which was filed in the U.K. FDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health on Wednesday, asks for the drug, called albendazole, which is approved in other countries to treat a wide range of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, psoriasis and psoriasmus, according to a FDA press release.
The agency also said the drug is effective in treating “all types of acne.”
But albendedazole has no proven benefits for treating psoria, a disorder that affects about 1.4 million people worldwide, according a 2015 analysis of data by the U-M College of Pharmacy.
Albendrazole is not approved in the United States for use to treat psoriac disease, a condition that causes a rash that includes white spots and can cause severe pain.
The FDA does not have an approved treatment for psorica.
Albertson’s application for the albendson has been under review by the FDA for a year, the agency said in a statement.
Albertsons’ application also asks for approval of a derivative of the drug called the acanabol, which it said is “an alternative to azelaic acid for treatment of psoriatitis (also known as eczema).”
The company said the acanthabiol derivative “provides a safer, more effective, and less toxic alternative to the standard albendingon drug.”