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Alternative To Minocycline
I am taking 100mg minocycline 2x a day for acne but it seems to be giving me a headache, is there an alternative antibiotics for acne that doesn't cau
Yes: Try doxycycline or even amox [penicillin] or bacterium, ask your dermatologist or dr to change it. Use benzoyl peroxide gel 5% as baseline for mild acne, twice a day if tolerated, start once a day, it dries skin and bleaches things, so will get sunburn like face for a while but will get better after 2 months should have clearer skin. Wash with soap/water scrub with washcloth if whiteheads ...Read more
Minocycline: This is a tetracycline class antibiotic and often is used for skin infections. If this is the question you're asking, there are other factors in play - such as the extent of the infection. It is well absorbed, so it should start working within 30 minutes of you starting the medicine. I always say it depends how sick you were in the beginning, so see how long it takes to recover. Hang in there. ...Read more
Need more info: Why are you taking it in the first place? You question cannot be answered without this info. ...Read more
Minocycline belongs to a class of antibiotics called tetracyclines. Expired tetracycline class antibiotics have to be discarded because they can become toxic and can result in kidney damage. Please call call 1-800-222-1222
american association of poison control centers as soon as possible. ...Read more
Involve dr.: Please discuss this with your physician before discontinuing. The two of you should be working as a team. Take care. ...Read more
Today is my 33rd day on minocycline (100 mg once a day) when can I expect to see full results with it?
Not enough info: Why are you taking it in the first place? Then maybe someone can answer your question. ...Read more
I have been on minocycline 100mg cap tabs for two weeks twice a day. How long will it take to leave my body?
~3 days: Half-life is time it takes for drug level to drop by 50%. For all intents & purposes, drugs are considered out of your body after 5 half-lives. Minocycline's half-life (http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/minocycline. Html) ranges from 11-22hrs w/avg 15.5hrs or roughly 72+hrs or 3 days to get out of your system. Of course, your mileage will vary. ...Read more