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Aviane And Acne
Doryx (doxycycline): This is antibiotic, Doxycycline commonly prescribed for inflamed, infected acne. It does not prevent Acne with long term use. Why are you starting birth control pills? how long do you plan to be on the antibiotics? How old are you? I'm assuming you are female but you didn't even provide us with that information. All antibiotics can reduce the efficacy of birth control pills so use barrier as well. ...Read more
Can pill YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) actually make acne worse? Been taking for month and half. Have the worst cystic acne...
Experienced hairloss/thinning & cystic acne. Taking ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & spironolactone 25mg. Acne under control not thinning. Can i switch vitex for ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
NO: Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill which helps acne. Vitex is of no value ; is sold with false claims to take advantage of people: it will do nothing for acne ; it will not prevent pregnancy. The usual dose of spironolactone for acne is 50- 100 mg, sometimes 200mg. You will see improvement after 3 menst periods. Hair loss might improve with larger dose of spironolactone. See a dermatologist for help w. ...Read more
I have moderate acne due to hormonal imbalance. I am currently on differin gel and mynocin antibiotics. Should i start Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bc or accutane?
What tends to work better for acne- Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Diane 35 and why?
Both work: Any combined oral contraceptive will improve acne through the upregulation of sex hormone binding globulin which decreases the amount of circulating free testosterone. Yasmine has a secondary effect of competing with Testosterone at the receptor site. Specific medications for acne are often more effective than oral contraceptives for acne treatment ...Read more
Changed to yasmin from dianette which cleared up acne had to change to yasmin as periods irregular. Yasmin has caused acne. Any meds for acne breakout?
Yes: Birth control use is effective at reducing and in some cases eliminating acne. Desogestryl, the progestin component in your pill is one of the preferred, low androgenic drugs that one would see the best response with. Using it continuously without breaks or cycles is the most effective mode of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been on minocycline for 11 weeks and 1.5 months on differin (adapalene) and tretinoin. I'm still getting acne and breakouts which is bugging me :(?
See Your Doctor: Acne is caused by plugged hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds to control infection/inflammation. Medication-induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding the right balance can be challenging, even w/ mild acne. Your chances at successful treatment are best with regular check-ups; or referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
How does the dosing of mirena IUD compare with beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)? I'm on beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) for acne help and i'm wondering how mirena will compare.
Will not help acne: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD releases a very low level of hormone (a progesterone) inside the uterus. The hormone does not reach high levels in the blood stream, so should not affect one's face. Also, using just a progesterone isn't expected to help the acne on the face. The birth control pills that help acne are "combination" pills, with both estrogen and progesterone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.
See your MD: Consider Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) trial for two months if your doctor approves. If you go on accutane, you must use some dependable method of birth control (pregnancy prevention) as Accutane may cause birth defects if you get pregnant...Please see your doctor for the best advice... ...Read more
I have tried both yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp as well as crisanta bcp. However yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) worsened my acne within 2 months of use and crisanta cleared.Why the difference?
Is it safe to take Spironolactone 25mg twice a day for acne and Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for birth control?
Yes: That combination of medications is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 2 months, and my face is full of pimples, can it be yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
Possible: Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive. These medications can be used as a treatment for hormonal acne in women. While it usually takes 3 months to see its full effect on acne and skin health, it is possible that hormonal changes as your body adjusts to ocp's is aggravating your acne. ...Read more
Bcp crisanta and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have the same amount of ethinylestradiol and drospirenone in them then why does only yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) aggravate my acne?
Less estrogen in Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): Crisanta and yasmin do have the same amount of estrogen (30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol), and the same amount of synthetic Progesterone (3mg of drospirenone). However Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) does have a smaller amount of the estrogen (20mcg of ethinylestradiol), which might aggravate acne. It's also possible for pills to lose effectiveness with long storage and exposure to temperature and uv light, . ...Read more
I get really oily and red on and around my nose. Im on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and have tried Accutane twice. Any suggestions to reduce sebum? Does metrogel work?
I have pcos and am on sprintec and metformin. Is sprintec a proper birth control to treat pcos and its symptoms like acne?
Sprintec is one : Of many useful tools for pcos. It contains a low androgen progestin norgestimate which is useful for women with pcos and androgen sensitivity. Sprintec and tri-sprintec are the generics for ortho cyclen and ortho tri-cyclen. Sounds like a reasonable plan. Give it a try! ...Read more
Not the best use: Of an oral contraceptive. Many women do notice that their acne improved on oral hormones. I have seen more women using Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for that which has had some unpleasant side effects surface. Speak with your physician or ob/gyn about this. You may also find that chinese medicine helps a lot more as it works on the core reason or imbalance for your acne and helps repair the problem- not just treat symptoms. ...Read more
I have been taking Aviane from last two weeks for cystic acne. Still getting breakouts as usual. How long should I wait to see results??
3 months: Expect to see 3 menst. periods before you know the extent of improvement. This is not the most effective birth control pill for acne. Addition of spironolactone will make it much more effective. Pills containing drospirenone or norgestimate are more effective for acne. If these fail, isotretinoin will rescue you. ...Read more
New birth control called aviane 28, first time. 2nd week in, acne bad. Heard it gets worse before it gets better, stick it out for 3 months or switch?
Aviane?: Hello~ why wait for your skin to get worse? Switch it now ! Call you OB GYN tomorrow. thanks ...Read more
try this first: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
I'm on Aviane birth control pills and also taking doxycycline for my acne. How much less effective does doxycycline make my birth control? I'm nervous
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benzoyl peroxide: This depends on the severity. You can start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, higher strengths are also available. If this is not helpful, you can move up to using benzoyl peroxide and another agent such as salicylic acid. Beyond these, you may want to see a doctor who specializes in the care of acne. There are many excellent prescription options available. ...Read more
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If quite severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic as well, and if it's severe, dermatologists have stuff that's not pleasant and a bit risky but is certain to clear you up. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be acne-free. ...Read more
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If quite severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. ...Read more
Clean skin: Important to keep your skin clean wash 2 - 3 times with soap and water daily there are many items you can buy to help, many are very expensive and do not help a lot. You may due better to see your primary care person. Some of the prescribed meds are not real expensive and will clear your skin very well. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: This is the 21st century. The only over-the-counter remedy that's much good is benzoyl peroxide and it's generally inadequate. I add topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If results are not good in two weeks, i add a systemic antibiotic as appropriate, and dermatologists have big guns for tough cases. You deserve to be acne-free if you wish. Good luck. ...Read more
Many ways: Start with a mild daily cleanser (like cetaphil or dove sensitive skin). You can use benzoyl peroxide, a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Additionally you can use salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Retinoids (like retin a (tretinoin) or differin) can be used as can Accutane (an oral type or retinoid). Other treatments include blue light therapy or comedone extraction. ...Read more
Specialist work: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, filler, or dermabrasion. Before you do this, consider whether this is what you really want. If you are a woman, most men don't care but you'll probably get a good result. If you are a man, look at the hollywood stars who have kept their acne marks to look tougher (jet li, charlie sheen, stephen segal, many others.). ...Read more