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A 16-year-old female asked:

When should i stop taking clindamycin phosphate topical lotion and minocycline?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 48 years experience
Acne: You need to discuss termination of therapy with your doctor. Normally it takes several months for the treatment to adequately control acne. Then a person may need to be on it for a number of years until they grow out of acne. Then the medication can be tapered and discontinued. If you stop it too soon after a month or two the acne will return.
Last updated May 23, 2013
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