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What are side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

What are side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

Isotretinoin: potential side effects may include: skin rashes or infections, nosebleeds, bone or joint pain / tenderness., dry eyes w burning, redness & itching, lip inflammation & peeling of skin. Avoiding sun exposure is needed. Less common: depression, headache, suicidal ideations / attempts, nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, visual changes. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Isotrenoin medication for acne. What is the side effects?

Isotrenoin medication for acne. What is the side effects?

Rarely used: There are the common mild and rare severe side effects all of which lead to limited use of this agent. The specifics can be found on the Accutane websites. The scariest to me are the birth defects when taken during pregnancy or liver damage that can be severe.Close monitoring with blood tests can limit the severity of side effects and women sign a commitment to double birth control if they take it ...Read more

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Is side effects common with doryx (doxycycline)?

Is side effects common with doryx (doxycycline)?

Nausea, diarrhea: Doryx (doxycycline) is a slow-release form of doxycyline, which is a tetracycline-type antibiotic. This family of antibiotics has a lot of side effects, but most are uncommon. It should not be taken by a pregnant woman or a child under 8 years of age. Common side effects include headache, nausea, acid stomach, joint pain, diarrhea, rash, yeast infections, menstrual cramps, skin discoloration, abnl kidney test. ...Read more

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Is use of isotritinoin for acne has side effects?

Is use of isotritinoin for acne has side effects?

Isotretinoin: This is a useful medicine, but has a long list of potential side effects including back pain, headaches and birth defects if a person becomes pregnant while taking the medication (ok to become pregnant off the medicine). This medication needs to be closely monitored by a physician with monthly lab tests. Works great for a lot of patients and can take away severe acne for years! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of roaccutane or isotretinoin drug for acne?

What are the side effects of roaccutane or isotretinoin drug for acne?

Many Side-effects: This drug is highly effective for severe acne but has powerful side-effects. Those include increased skin dryness , rashes , sun-sensitivity , increases in cholesterol and triglycerides , hair loss and peeling skin. There are also concerns about worsening ibs/ us and depression. ...Read more

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Doxycycline & Accutane side effects?

Few if any: Doxy: most side effects we've experienced are nausea. Accutane: most side effects we've experienced are dry skin and headache. However, dry skin after use of Accutane should be seen as 'normal'. Because it decreases/controls the function of sebaceous glands which leading to the control of acne. Depression is very rare. Suicide? Only happened in lawsuit, not in my (and my many colleagues’’) exper. ...Read more

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Are there permanent side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Are there permanent side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Usually not.: Many side-effects mild and go away. Gi upset, diarrhea, or cramps not uncommon when starting. Usaully disappear quickly. Many feel like doxycline. Is is a photosensitiver, it is in reality almost never a problem. ...Read more

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Are side effects common with doryx (doxycycline)?

Nausea, diarrhea: Doryx (doxycycline) is a slow-release form of doxycyline, which is a tetracycline-type antibiotic. This family of antibiotics has a lot of side effects, but most are uncommon. It should not be taken by a pregnant woman or a child under 8 years of age. Common side effects include headache, nausea, acid stomach, joint pain, diarrhea, rash, yeast infections, menstrual cramps, skin discoloration, abnl kidney test. ...Read more

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Are ther permanent side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Are ther permanent side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Doubtful: This highly effective antibiotic has the unfortunate capacity to get into the semicircular canals and create vertigo (dizziness) when present in high serum concentrations. This can be avoided by taking lower doses more frequently than the usual twice a day regimen. When the drug wears off, so do the side-effects. Not aware of any permanent damages. ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects of minocin (minocycline) (acne drug)?

What are some possible side effects of minocin (minocycline) (acne drug)?

Minocin (minocycline) Side Effects: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, dizziness, unsteadiness, drowsiness, mouth sores, or cough may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Sunburn (sun sensitivity), muscle pain, difficult or painful swallowing, change in the amount of urine, pink urine, brown/gray tooth discoloration, blue/gray/brown discoloration of the skin/lips/tongue/gums, numbness. ...Read more

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What are the doxycycline hyclate side effects?

Vibramycin (doxycycline) AE's: Aside from usual: nausea vomiting & diarrhea with all meds, common adverse effects associated with Doxycycline hyclate are photosensitivity (do not go out in the sun without great protection on this drug) and muscle aches (6-7%). Rare but serious ae is a severe drug allergy of skin (stevens johnsons or ten). Also reported liver toxicity; skin, bone & teeth discoloration especially in unborn babys. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

What are the side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

Isotretinoin: potential side effects may include: skin rashes or infections, nosebleeds, bone or joint pain / tenderness., dry eyes w burning, redness & itching, lip inflammation & peeling of skin. Avoiding sun exposure is needed. Less common: depression, headache, suicidal ideations / attempts, nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, visual changes. ...Read more

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Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines. ...Read more

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Question about side effects of isotretinoin (accutane) for a male?

Question about side effects of isotretinoin (accutane) for a male?

Can you be specific?: There are numerous side effects that can occur for people taking isotretinoin. Most commonly, dryness and increased sun sensitivity, seem to affect nearly everyone. As far as the other side effects, they are uncommon. You will have to be more specific. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) 75mg== are there any serious side effects?

My doctor prescribed monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) 75mg== are there any serious side effects?

Serious = quite rare: Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction), serum sickness, cardiac sac inflammation (pericarditis), hemolytic anemia, and exfoliative dermatitis (skin feeling off) are serious but quite rare. More often is reflux/gastritis, diarrhea, anorexia, and mild rashes are common but often tolerable. If severe side effects occur, stop med and consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline have side effects?

Does doxycycline have side effects?

Occasionally: Doxycycline is a useful antibiotic, but as with all medications, there are possible side effects. Every drug or supplement has some small risks, so a user has to weigh the benefits against the small chance of an allergic reaction or some other problem. Doxycycline is often used to treat acne in teen boys. Users can sunburn more easily. "doxy" is not used in younger kids nor in pregnant women. ...Read more

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Are there any dangerous side effects of tetralysal 300 mg acne pills (lymecycline)?

Are there any dangerous side effects of tetralysal 300 mg acne pills (lymecycline)?

Safe stuff: It's an antibiotic so you're not going to use it as your sole therapy. Topical benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid and/or salicylic acid needs to be used in conjunction with this stuff. If your disease is relatively mild, you'll probably get a good result. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Side effects of tetracycline?

Side effects of tetracycline?

A few: Tetracycline should not be given in pregnancy due to staining of the teeth of the fetus. Like all drugs tetracycline can cause allergy. It can lead to overgrowth of other organisms particularly candida in the vagina. It might not be effective in some cases and of course will not work for viral illness. It is a useful and very inexpensive drug which is now not being carried in some pharmacies. ...Read more

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Acne cream differin--what r the side effects?

Acne cream differin--what r the side effects?

ACNE RX SIDE EFFECTS: Retin a (tretinoin) causes irritation and photosensitivity.Benzoyl peroxide dries the skin.Oral antibiotics has GI problems, headache, dizziness, skin and tooth discolorations. ...Read more

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I was prescribed doxycycline 50mg once a day for mild acne but i read the reviews and side effects of it and im scared. Advice needed please. ?

Always Side Effects: All medications carry risk for side effects. The most common side effect with Doxycycline is upset stomach. While other side effects (some dangerous, some just annoying) can occur, it's fairly difficult at present to predict who will have them and how bad they might be. The only way to find out is to try the medicine. You have to decide if the fear of side effects outweighs the fear of acne. ...Read more

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How strong is doxycycline 50mg? How likely will i get side effects? I just took mybfirst tablet today for my mild acne. I am scared. Please help?

How strong is doxycycline 50mg? How likely will i get side effects? I just took mybfirst tablet today for my mild acne. I am scared. Please help?

Relax: This is the sort of question you're best to discuss with your physician. The worst you can expect from Doxycycline is a bit of diarrhea and maybe (probably not) a yeast infection. If this happens, there are other options. It's a good choice for acne; you can continue using topical benzoyl peroxide as well. ...Read more

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I had bad side effects on doxyxycline. I was prescribed Doryx (doxycycline) 150 mg for acne. Since it is delayed released would the symptoms be milder?

I had bad side effects on doxyxycline. I was prescribed Doryx (doxycycline) 150 mg for acne. Since it is delayed released would the symptoms be milder?

Depends: If it was a stomach side effect (cramps, diarrhea) possibly. However, skin reactions like severe sunburns,etc should not be affected by a delayed release. Allergic reactions would also not be affected to any degree. ...Read more

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I had no side effects while taking minocycline. Will doxycycline not have any side effects with me as well? Both were for acne treatment

I had no side effects while taking minocycline. Will doxycycline not have any side effects with me as well? Both were for acne treatment

Probably not: Each medicine has its own side effect profile, but if taken in appropriate dose, you should have minimal side effects. Both are used for acne, as you said. Just try and see, and tell your doctor if you notice any symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I suffer from acne and I'm suggested to use Benzoyl peroxid, Doxycycline, Isotretinoin, n vitamin-e, so I'm askin if there'd b sideaffects.

I'm 16 and I suffer from acne and I'm suggested to use Benzoyl peroxid, Doxycycline, Isotretinoin, n vitamin-e, so I'm askin if there'd b sideaffects.

Yes: Acne is a chronic disease that's a grave personal and professional liability. It is well worth the likelihood of side effects. If topical benzoyl peroxide isn't a bit unpleasant, consider increasing the strength / frequency until it is. This plus tetracycline may be enough for moderate acne. Isotretinoin is brutal but hugely effective; talk with your physician at length about it. ...Read more

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What is the possible side effect of vibramycin (doxycycline) ?For acne

Side effects: Antibiotics such as vibramycin (doxycycline) may cause anything from GI upset to headache to sunsensitivity or rash. ...Read more

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Can using other products help speed up the effects of doxycycline for acne removal?

Can using other products help speed up the effects of doxycycline for acne removal?

You can't.: There is no way to "speedup the effect of doxy". Combined with other medicines like adding topical tretinoin cream etc. May help. They complement each other. ...Read more

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Will smoking weed while taking doxycycline for acne decrease it's effects?

Will smoking weed while taking doxycycline for acne decrease it's effects?

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

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Is doxycycline prescribed for mild acne ?

Is doxycycline prescribed for mild acne ?

It can be.: Depending on your definition of "mild acne," doxycycline may be prescribed if topical medications are not helping. Usually it is prescribed for moderate acne, in conjunction with the topical meds. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline and benzo pro trigger the acne?

Will doxycycline and benzo pro trigger the acne?

Maybe briefly: But after a week or so, they usually will make it go away. If not, your physician has something stronger. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the bad affect of using doxycycline to treat acne?

What is the bad affect of using doxycycline to treat acne?

It's usually okay: You may get some diarrhea from it, and if you're a female, you may get a candida infection. If this happens, stop it. It can make you sensitive to sunlight. Don't ever use an antibiotic as sole therapy for acne, but in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. Milk, antacids, and iron deactivate tetracyclines if you take them together. ...Read more

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Will my acne get worse after i go off doryx (doxycycline)?

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It can: Not only does the Doxycycline suppress the bacteria that cause acne, it exhibits an modest antiinflammatory effect. Coming off of it may lead to an acne flare, but that is not guaranteed. ...Read more

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Is it actually healthy for me to take doxycycline for acne?

YES: Doxycycline is a very safe antiotic and attacks many differents bacterias, mainly from the skin. ...Read more

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What it safe to take doxycycline to control acne for years?

Standard protocol: This is a rather standard practice.It has been done on patients for decades with no specific problem when done under proper supervision. ...Read more

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What is the dose and duration of doxycycline used for acne ?

It varies: The key is that you must never use an antibiotic as sole therapy. Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid are your best friends, used in conjunction with a tetracycline of your choice (even plain-old-vanilla tetracycline's great.) If you're not clear on this in two months, or if you have cystic acne, consider isotretinoin. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Vibramycin (Definition)

Vibramycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


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Vibra Tabs (Definition)

Vibra-Tabs is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more