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minocycline vs doxycycline for acne

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Both fine: Never use an antibiotic as monotherapy for acne. Topical benzoyl peroxide is a good basis for your rx, with the antibiotic as an adjunct for a few wee ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
If : If he has scarring acne, he might be a candidate for accutane. It is a controversial medication but very helpful for acne. I don't personally know a ... Read More
Dr. James Newman
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Dermlink: Dermlink.Com is a good way to find local board certified dermatologist in any area of the country. Otherwise ask for a recommendation from your famil ... Read More
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Each medicine has its own side effect profile, but if taken in appropriate dose, you should have minimal side effects. Both are used for acne, as you ... Read More
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A 21-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: Don't drink milk near the time you take your medicine or it may inactivate it. Hope you get a good result. Some physicians will monitor your liver fu ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
It can be.: Depending on your definition of "mild acne," doxycycline may be prescribed if topical medications are not helping. Usually it is prescribed for modera ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, doxy helps: Doxycycline and Minocycline are antibiotics often used to treat acne in teen boys. They are not used as often in girls, because these antibiotics are ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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It is an effective: anti-acne by reducing inflammation and infection. It should be used long term for at least 30 days for effective acne control. Also, avoid sunlight ... Read More
A 36-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.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Doxycycline works 2 ways- it reduces the bacterial load and the inflammation associated with acne. It is not for everyone and there are some side effe ... Read More

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