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A 22-year-old female asked:

i have been on doxycyline for acne 50 mg a day for 11 weeks and no improvement. does this mean it is not working?

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Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology 32 years experience
ACNE: Doxy 50mg is a pretty low dose, and does not mean it won't work at a higher dose. May need to f/u with your doctor--she/he needs to know it did not help and consider the next treatment option: higher dose vs add topical vs switch antibiotic.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

How long will it take for doxycyline to work for acne? I've been on 50mg a day for 11 weeks and there is no improvement?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
See: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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