A 18-year-old female asked:
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does solodyn (minocycline) for acne cause an initial breakout? i keep hearing yes and no. i'd like a right answer

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Dr. Kien Tran
Dr. Kien Tran answered
15 years experience Dermatology
Patient dependent: It depends on the patient. Most likely the initial breakout is from tretinoin (retin-a) or another retinoid product like epiduo or differin (adapalene) that you are using at night. This would be a cream. I would discuss this with your physician who prescribed the medication.
Answered on May 17, 2019
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