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A 27-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing extreme fatigue since i have started tetracycline antibiotics for acne 5 weeks ago. can it cause anaemia?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probably not, but...: Tetracycline and related drugs (doxycycline, minocycline) are unlikely to cause either anemia or fatigue. However, stranger things have happened. Discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. Good luck!
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