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Yes: Minocin (minocycline) is related to tetracycline and doxycycline, and generally treats the same bacterial organisms it has been used to treat acne, skin infections, some respiratory infections, lyme disease, and other infections that can be treated with tetracycline or doxycycline, but it is less widely used because it tends to cause more vertigo and other CNS side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Clindamycin: There is no single best drug effective for every staph infection in every patient. Clindamycin is usually effective, but not in every case. Some penicillins sometimes work, vancomycin usually works. There are other choices, but the bottom line is that the drug selected should be selected based on the use of culture and sensitivity reports. ...Read more
Yes: Just different salts of the same drug. ...Read more
Is doxycycl hyc 100 mg more effective than bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for treating staph?
Depends: What are you treating? Staphylococci can cause multiple different types of infection. Whether one agent is better than another depends on many factors, including the sensitivity of the strain of s. Aureus, the site of infection, and a variety of other factors, including the propensity of the patient to develop allergic reactions, which is greater for Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which contains a sulfa drug. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.
Penicillin are ok.: Penicillins are effective against gram + organism(G+), however you will need a culture to properly identify the bacteria.there is different type of penicillin base antibiotics and they can treat a variety of infections caused by(G+), such as otitis, pharyngitis, skin infection, etc. Again it will depend on the type of infection as well as the organism you are treating. Can also use tetracycline. ...Read more
See below: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin plus clavulonic acid which makes Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) more effective against bacteria that are resistant to amoxicillin. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is also more effective in skin infections, neihter is effective against methacillin resistant staph aureus (mrsa). ...Read more
Effective: It is one of many acne therapeutic agents. It works for some acne, particularly for pimples, but not very effective for balck/whiteheads. It's hard to compare its "effectiveness" against others. Common sense: if there is one acne treatment stands out as the best, then why we have so many treatments/regimens available outthere? ...Read more