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How long does it take Tazorac and Solodyn to work for acne

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
1 to 2 months: Most topical and oral meds for acne take about 1-2 months to be effective. You may start seeing some improvement at 2-4 weeks but may take a while lon ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience Dermatology
Acne: It depends on the type of acne. If it is every cystic or inflammatory, the patient may need Accutane if four months of antibiotics are not working.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: Give a few wks. Then speak with your Dr for other options. Good luck
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Acne: Why pay for those expensive drugs? Taking 2 Minocycline per day is as effective or better, for about a 20th the price.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience Dermatology
Isotretinoin is best: Isotretinoin is the gold standard for bad acne. There are also some laser and light treatments that may work without taking internal medication.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effectiv ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Maybe not: Acne fluctuates. It might look worse at first. It might not. Many people benefit from this type of med. without getting worse. It tends to be irritati ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kien Tran
Dr. Kien Tran answered
15 years experience Dermatology
Patient dependent: It depends on the patient. Most likely the initial breakout is from tretinoin (retin-a) or another retinoid product like epiduo or differin (adapalene ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Keep managing it: I'm going to assume that you are also using a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid or, if you're intolerant of these, at least a sa ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Scars: Once you have a scar you have to fix it or hide it. Sold un doesn't do either.

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