A 17-year-old male asked:
Minocycline stopped working for acne (bacteria resistance) derm switched to ampicillin. how's this compare to tetracyclines? when will it start workin
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Ampicillen: It may take 7-10 days before it starts to work. Tetracyclines appear to work better.
4.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pathology 44 years experience
Heads up: I see that you are actually taking both isotretinoin and some nerve medicine. During your time on antibiotics, were you also using a topical agent such as the Retin A you also list? Antibiotics will fail otherwise. All acne is manageable nowadays if you have continuity of care. Best wishes.
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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