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acne and minocycline

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It's a good choice, especially for a few months of systemic therapy. Don't use it alone; topical benzoyl peroxide 5% on the affected areas 2x/day will ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
DependsAnswerDepends: For some people they work and others not at all. If give them a couple of months befor giving up. You must remember the pills alone will never work if ... Read More
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Minimum 2 weeks: From 2 weeks to months depending on many factors including age, tanner score, hygiene. Adherence to dosing, use of topicals, cycles if female, .
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Acne: The germ is propionibacterium acnes. Skin colonized by p. Acnes tends to erupt into the blotches and pustules of acne. Since the 1960s, doctors have f ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Probably safe: Expired medications are probably safe, in that they won't cause any harm. But, it might not be effective.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
May help: Although that is a relatively low dose, it may help acne via the anti-inflammatory property of tetracyclines. You may need a topical cleanser and topi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience Pediatrics
Probably no.: The P. acnes bacterias has probably become resistant. 3 years is a very long time to be taking Minocycline. It has too many side effects, with long te ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Spironolactone: Acne in adult women is a hormone effect. Usually the hormones are normal (do you have normal menses?). It can be worse in response to progesterones us ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moises Perez
17 years experience Pharmacology
Effective on some : Solodyn (minocycline) is an antibiotic typically prescribed by your dermatologist to treat certain types of skin disorders. It seem to clear the acne ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: Minocycline and Doxycycline are frequently used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Both of these closely related antibiotics have similar levels of e ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Don't use it as sole treatment; it's superb in conjunction with a good topical agent like benzoyl peroxide.
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