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Doctor insights on: Doxycycline Hyclate Dosage For Acne

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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I'm taking doxycycline hyclate 100mg 1x a day for acne. I've been taking it for 2 weeks now, I have to be outside all day. Any suggestions to be safe?

I'm taking doxycycline hyclate 100mg 1x a day for acne. I've been taking it for 2 weeks now, I have to be outside all day. Any suggestions to be safe?

As for anyone: Apply a good sunscreen. The tetracycline is a bit of a photosensitizer, as you'll discover if you ignore the sunscreen. Enjoy the benefits of your rx and being outdoors. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking doxycycline hyclate 100mg capsules once a day for acne. Is it okay to have a few beers tonight? I've been on it for 6 days.

I'm currently taking doxycycline hyclate 100mg capsules once a day for acne. Is it okay to have a few beers tonight? I've been on it for 6 days.

Doxycycline/Alcohol: Patients who consume alcohol heavily or long-term eliminate the Doxycycline from their systems more quickly than healthy patients and the Doxycycline would be less effective. Because of these findings, the prescribing doctor might suggest a more frequent dosage, sometimes twice daily, for patients with this background. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline hyclate and topical tretinoin clear my acne?

Will doxycycline hyclate and topical tretinoin clear my acne?

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 more

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I took doxycycline hyclate as an anti-malarial precaution, and it cleared up my skin. How can I get a perscription to treat my moderate acne?

I took doxycycline hyclate as an anti-malarial precaution, and it cleared up my skin. How can I get a perscription to treat my moderate acne?

Doxycycline for acne: Glad to hear it helped your acne! It's often very effective for this purpose. Just ask your personal physician. Any doctor can prescribe it, but if she is unfamiliar, see a dermatologist. Acne can be controlled with lower doses than needed for malaria prevention. ...Read more

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What is the difference between doxycycline hyclate and Doxycycline and lactic acid Bacillus? Which is better for acne?

What is the difference between doxycycline hyclate and Doxycycline and lactic acid Bacillus? Which is better for acne?

Big picture: Never use an antibiotic for acne without some non-antibiotic topical therapy as well. Doxycycline plus toipcal benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative is more likely than not to clear moderate acne. The bacteria are added for glamor and will probably not help. Remember not to take a tetracycline with milk, iron, or calcium. ...Read more

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Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?

Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?

No cure: There are only treatment for pimples but no cures. I do not know what dose of antibiotics you are on and how your skin is doing. The medicines you are using are good and if you are not happy with how your acne is responding you need to talk to your physician. ...Read more

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In the case of acne, can doxycycline hyclate be taken with omega 3 capsules?

In the case of acne, can doxycycline hyclate be taken with omega 3 capsules?

Drug interaction: It is always a good idea to check with a pharmacist if your supplements could interfere with medication. There are no reported effects from this combination. ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea to take birth control for my acne? Or would doxycycline hyclate be better?

Would it be a good idea to take birth control for my acne? Or would doxycycline hyclate be better?

Yes: Bcp would help to control acne, however, a certain bcp is specifically designed for acne control like yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Others might be helpful including ortho tri-cyclen and estrostep. Keep in mind, not all bcps work with the same effect.
Doxycycline and minocycline, taken orally, are two classic oral medicines for acne. Usually work better than ocp. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Maybe: Acne is quite variable and some people can stop almost any type of treatment after improvement and remain clear, some cannot. If it returns in the same pattern you may need it for longer. Some take it on and off for months at a time to maintain control. ...Read more

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Will there be any problems if use doxycycline tablets for mild acne but inflammed face and what is the recommended dosage?

Ance: We use doctcycline for inflammatory acne. The dose is 100 mg twice daily. But you also need to use lotions like benzoyl peroxide from 2.5-10%. Good skin care using hypo allergic soap is also important. ...Read more

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

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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I wanna try using doxycycline for my mild acne what about the dose and and how long should I stick to it?

I wanna try using doxycycline for my mild acne what about the dose and and how long should I stick to it?

Acne: Oral antibiotics are typically only prescribed for severe or cystic acne. Consider one or a combination of topical treatments first, some of which are prescription as well.
If your dermatologist feels that you need oral antibiotics, follow the guidelines on the prescription and be sure to follow up with your doctor to figure out when to stop taking it. ...Read more

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I took single dose of doxycycline (100g) for 3 months (acne). If I had chlamydia infection would this cure it or should I get tested?

You need two: You normally need two drugs to treat it adequately... http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/treatment/2010/gonococcal-infections. Htm#dual. ...Read more

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I have been on low dose birth control. Is there a chance of pregnancy if I take monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) 100mg for acne 2 nights after having sex?

I have been on low dose birth control. Is there a chance of pregnancy if I take monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) 100mg for acne 2 nights after having sex?

Yes there a chance!: Yes there is a chance. Antibiotics can decrease birth control pills effectiveness also low dose birth control pills may not have the same level of effectiveness as older higher dose. Using a condom will improve you protection. ...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?

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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