A 39-year-old member asked:
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how effective is solodyn (minocycline) for acne?

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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 very well on some patient populations. However, this drug may not be reflective for acne at all times.
Answered on Apr 19, 2014
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Minocycline: Pretty good, but never use an antibiotic as sole therapy for acne. I trust you are also using topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid, or salicylic acid if it is easier on your skin
Answered on Jan 26, 2015
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not very effective: Solodyn is an expensive brand of minocycline. Usually you would prefer generic. It is very effective for some people with acne. 42 yr-old women respond about 10% of the time. Spironolactone is effective for most women like you. It is safer and much less expensive.
Answered on Jul 10, 2015

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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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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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