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how long untill minocycline works for acne

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Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: This is good for white heads or pustular acne it will work for as long as you are on the medication.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: There is no limit on how long you can take Minicycline bu it produce side effects. I would prefer that you a topical application on a long term basi ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Acne: Let's recall that there is no free lunch. In other words, all medications have (potential) side effects. So you want to work w/your doc to be sure med ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's safe: I was on various tetracyclines for decades until my acne finally remitted around age 50. You also need to be on a topical agent such as benzyl peroxid ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually short lived: Usually from taking the minocycline, not from coming off of it. Now that you stopped the minocycline, it should resolve. Contact your doctor if it p ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Not among the recommended antibiotics and likely would not be effective. However, in non-pregnant women, BV resolves on its own in 1/3 of patients.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: Difficult to say because acne can come and go over time
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
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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