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Bactrim Dosage Acne
First try: "bactrim" isn't as good as some of the other antibiotics, especially the tetracyclines. Don't ever use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. Isotretinoin / Accutane is your last resort unless you have cystic acne, for which nothing else will probably work. It's not for the faint-hearted but is a remarkably effective medication. ...Read more
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
Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effective in inflammatory acne (red bumps, or bumps that drain pus) and will help decrease the redness and promote healing. It is not as photosensitizing as doxycycline, another commonly used drug. ...Read more
Is oral clindamycin helpful for acne vulgaris? Already failed tx w/ doxy, minocycline, & azithromycin.
Don't do it: Taking oral Clindamycin after 3 other good antibiotics failed is asking for another failure and an episode of c. Difficile colitis or worse. I'm going to assume that topical Clindamycin plus benzoyl peroxide plus an adequate dose of an oral tetracycline was a failure. Your next option is a trial or spironolactone with other rx or a dermatology consult for Isotretinoin -- if the latter, be brave! ...Read more
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 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: There is one important potential interaction. It can increase the risk of pseudo tumor cerebri which is an abnormal amount of pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Altho this is a relatively rare condition, it can be dangerous and lead to permanent visual loss and brain damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Could i take cephalexin, erythromycin, or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) while taking accutane?
Yes: Unless you have a known reaction to one of them, you should be fine taking these together. ...Read more
No bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for virus: No. Only is there is a secondary infection. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an anti-biotics and works against certain bacteria. Shingles is due to a virus (herpes zoster) virus and antibiotics do not work against viruses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer