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What are some possible side effects of minocin (minocycline) (acne drug)?

What are some possible side effects of minocin (minocycline) (acne drug)?

Minocin (minocycline) Side Effects: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, dizziness, unsteadiness, drowsiness, mouth sores, or cough may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Sunburn (sun sensitivity), muscle pain, difficult or painful swallowing, change in the amount of urine, pink urine, brown/gray tooth discoloration, blue/gray/brown discoloration of the skin/lips/tongue/gums, numbness. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Tisherman
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Minocycline (Definition)

Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract ...Read more


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Can I take creatine + Adderall XR + minocin (minocycline) (acne), at the same time?

Can I take creatine + Adderall XR + minocin (minocycline) (acne), at the same time?

Safe combination: As long as you have normal kidney and liver function this combination is completely safe. It is possible but unlikely that creatine and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) together will cause you to feel jittery. If so you would feel an uncomfortable but safe edginess, addressed by reducing the dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or creatine. ...Read more

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Will minocin (minocycline) work for acne?

Will minocin (minocycline) work for acne?

One of the most used: Minocycline and Doxycycline are very effective in treating acne, and are the first drugs I would use, coupled with topical benzoil peroxide. Blackheads are clogged pores and are the result of not thoroughly cleansing your face. Otc preparations frequently have a scrubbing preparation containing peach or apricot pits that are micropulverized. ...Read more

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Does minocin (minocycline) work well for acne?

Does minocin (minocycline) work well for acne?

Yes.: While some people respond better to other drugs, this is a reasonable first try with little side-effect potential. But remember, cleansing the skin is important, do not wear pore-clogging make up, also, watch your diet! ...Read more

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Should I get minocin (minocycline) for acne?

Should I get minocin (minocycline) for acne?

Maybe: I think Minocin (minocycline) can be helpful for inflammatory acne with a lot of redness, pustules and small cysts. If your acne is less severe, sometimes topical agents will take care of the problem. If your acne is worse with evidence of scarring, Accutane would be an option. I would see a dermatologist for an evaluation and acne treatment plan. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more

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Does minocin work better than the generic minocycline for acne?

Does minocin work better than the generic minocycline for acne?

No.: The generic is as good. Have not written an rx for the non-generic in years. ...Read more

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Taking minocin (minocycline) for my acne; is it very effective?

Taking minocin (minocycline) for my acne; is it very effective?

Yes.: While some people respond better to other drugs, this is a reasonable first try with little side-effect potential. ...Read more

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Can minocin make acne worse? What's the process (i took minocycline for 3 months, not impressed by the results, even got acne where I never had before

Can minocin make acne worse? What's the process (i took minocycline for 3 months, not impressed by the results, even got acne where I never had before

Not effective 4 you: Minocycline is a commonly used oral medication for acne and it is quite good, but does not work for everyone. It should not make the acne worse. However, your acne may have just progressed/worsened on its own and Minocycline was not effective and so may seem like it made things worse. I would consult doc gain for other option as there are quite a few. Good luck. ...Read more

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Acne treatment - how effective is minocin (minocycline)?

Acne treatment - how effective is minocin (minocycline)?

Minocin-tetracycline: I have prescribed low doses of doxycline (similar med) for adult acne (particularly rosacea) and have had good results. It is often a long term treatment which can lead to antibiotic resistance and GI problems and yeast infections in women. I always recommend taking probiotics when taking antibiotics. Also have regular dental check ups as it can cause teeth staining. ...Read more

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My doctor just prescribed minocin (minocycline). Is it effective for acne?

My doctor just prescribed minocin (minocycline). Is it effective for acne?

One of the most used: Minocycline and Doxycycline are very effective in treating acne, and are the first drugs I would use, coupled with topical benzoil peroxide. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Minocin (minocycline) & Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is one of the effective oral antibiotics use in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Blackheads are best treated by gentle, non abrasive cleansing and the use of lotions or creams that help exfoliate surface skin cells and unclog pores, like retinoids, salicylic or azelaic acids. Chemical peels and facials with extractions can also be helpful to control blackheads. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads in girls or just in boys?

Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads in girls or just in boys?

MINOCIN (minocycline) FOR ACNE: Minocin (minocycline) usually works very well for acne in boys and girls. However, there are many side effects that your doctor will tell you about. ...Read more

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I am currently on minocin (minocycline) to treat my acne but I think I am getting itchy hives?

I am currently on minocin (minocycline) to treat my acne but I think I am getting itchy hives?

Possible allergy: You might be allergic to the antibiotic, to something else, or your hives might be due to a viral infection. Check in with the prescribing physician before stop the antibiotic. If you stop the antibiotic and the hives resolve within a few days consider yourself allergic to tetracyclines until you are evaluated for this allergy by a physician. ...Read more

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I've had acute acne on my face especially my jaws for two months. I've consulted a dematologist and he's prescribed minocin (minocycline) for me. I'm in china.

Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is commonly prescribed for acne along with a topical medication like epiduo or ziana. If the medication is effective you should see improvement within 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on minocin (minocycline) for my acne but I'm nervous of side effects and drug induced lupus. Are these very rare? I've been on this drug years ago.

My doctor put me on minocin (minocycline) for my acne but I'm nervous of side effects and drug induced lupus. Are these very rare? I've been on this drug years ago.

Good choice: Acne is a serious, chronic disease that is a major personal and professional liability. Minocycline very seldom causes problems and when it does, discontinuing the medicine and replacing it with something else is easy and you'll heal up fine. Nothing worthwhile in life is risk-free. ...Read more

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Will minocycline hydrochloride help me with my acne?

Will minocycline hydrochloride help me with my acne?

Bet it will: Twenty-five years on a tetracycline managed mine! If it fails, there are other remedies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could antibiotic: Minomycin (in Australia), or minocycline hydrochloride, (prescribed as 3 month course - acne) cause suicidal tendencies/ depression?

Could antibiotic: Minomycin (in Australia), or minocycline hydrochloride, (prescribed as 3 month course - acne) cause suicidal tendencies/ depression?

Not likely, but: There've been some reported mood change effects - not common and severity is not mentioned. If you have a tendency toward this sort of intense depression, it might be wise to avoid this elective medication in favor of an alternative approach. Only you and your doctor know how crucial acne Tx is for you. One ting that may help is knowing it's not a meaningful depression - just short-term chemistry. ...Read more

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How effective is solodyn (minocycline) for acne?

How effective is solodyn (minocycline) for acne?

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. ...Read more

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Would it be good to use mylan-minocycline for acne?

Would it be good to use mylan-minocycline for acne?

Let me help: Minocycline and Doxycycline are frequently used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Both of these closely related antibiotics have similar levels of efficacy, although Doxycycline has a slightly lower risk of adverse side effects. ...Read more

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I have acne all over my face. Does minocycline help well?

I have acne all over my face. Does minocycline help well?

Yes: Don't use it as sole treatment; it's superb in conjunction with a good topical agent like benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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My doctor just prescribed minocin (minocycline). Is it effective?

My doctor just prescribed minocin (minocycline). Is it effective?

That depends!: It depends on what the reason is. Minocin (minocycline) is often used and is an effective medication for some types of acne. ...Read more

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Is it possible for minocin (minocycline) sa to help with a piercing infection?

Is it possible for minocin (minocycline) sa to help with a piercing infection?

Minocin (minocycline) is a: Synthetic derivative of tetracycline. Please don't start yourself on antibiotics unless medical directed by the physician who has evaluated you. ...Read more

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Will minocycline 100mg and clean and clear work for acne pigments? If so how long?

Will minocycline 100mg and clean and clear work for acne pigments? If so how long?

Acne: This is good for white heads or pustular acne it will work for as long as you are on the medication. ...Read more

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I started taking minocycline a week ago once a day for my acne. What are the potential side effects?

I started taking minocycline a week ago once a day for my acne. What are the potential side effects?

Mild: It can upset your stomach or gut. Don't get pregnant while you're taking it. Never use it as sole therapy for your acne; topical benzoyl peroxide works great with this medication. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Minocin (Definition)

Minocin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


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