A 39-year-old member asked:
how effective is solodyn (minocycline) for acne?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Moises Perez answered
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
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
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 answered
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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