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Not by itself: I see that you also have thrush and if you do, perhaps this isn't the best time to start on doxycycline. I trust you have been using topical benzoyl peroxide and this is the basis of your treatment. Usually you see good results in a few weeks with an effective anti-acne combination. Spironolactone, the birth control pill, or topical clindamycin are other possibilities. ...Read more
Is stopping my daily dosage of 150mg Doxycycline for acne enough to trigger relapse within 3 days? I took it for 7 days, and stopped when it's better.
Yes: Yes it could.Get a more detailed answer ›
If i miss a day of doxycycline for acne, does my progress go back to square 1? What should I do if i miss my dose by like 9 hours?
Missed dose: I would continue taking your medication as you usually do. Don't double up but stay as close to a strict schedule. ...Read more
Yes: This should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Interaction: Doxycycline and cannabinoids drug-drug interaction profile is poorly documented in the medical literature. Metabolism of both medications occurs in the liver by the same enzyme, which implies a possible interaction. Cannabis smoking is associated with acne according to this study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25413494 ...Read more
Doxy for acne: Doxycycline has been found to be very effective for decreasing the severity of acne and its formaion. The dose howere, does not need to be as high like the treatment of systemic infection. Regarding malaria, you have to consult a doctor if you are exposed or traveling to the endemic area where getting malaria is suspected. In other words, using it as a prophylaxis. ...Read more
I've been taking doxycycline for acne for 15 days now. My acne has gotten worse. I'm on 150 mg. Should I ask to change prescription?
I stopped taking my doxycycline (for acne) for 3 months without consulting my doctor. Can i start again or should I ask him first?
Ask your doctor: Always wise to get the advice of your doctor. You could try phoning him for this question but he/she might want to examine you to see what has happened to your skin. ...Read more
I'm on doxycycline for acne treatment. Is there any way that I can discontinue safely? Read reviews online and they are not pleasant
No big deal: This is no big deal. Just do it. And put your online searching into context; sounds like you have found some alarmist information. Limit to reliable professional sites. Doxycycline is very safe to take and very safe to stop; nothing bad will happen. If you feel you need to stop, first discuss alternative acne management with your doctor. ...Read more
I have been taking doxycycline for acne and have had some sort of vaginal infection for about a week. Could the doxy have caused it?
If I take doxycycline for acne but have infection like strep, do I need different antibiotic in addition to doxy or instead of doxy or what?
Probably different: If you develop any bacterial infection while taking doxycycline, usually the bacteria causing it will be resistant to doxy. (If not, the infection wouldn't happen.) So usually an additional antibiotic would be needed to treat it. But not always; and most infections are caused by viruses and don't respond to any antibiotic. Check with your doctor; never treat yourself for a presumed infection. ...Read more
I've stared taking doxycycline for acne and am on the pill 'estelle' after awhile will my body get used to it and won't need additional contraception?
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