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Should I use backup birth control while using azithromycin oral? I am currently on natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest).
According : According to drugs.Com and other sources i looked at, you do not need to use back-up contraception with azithromycin. You do need to use a back-up method with various other antibiotics, so it's always a good idea to ask your doctor if they prescribe one for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More commonly known as accutane, Isotretinoin is an oral medication that is incredibly effective for severe acne. It is especially useful to bring a halt to acne that is causing scarring. Isotretinoin has a variety of side effects including birth defects, liver damage, and problems with cholesterol, and careful monitoring ...Read more
Suffering from nodular cystic acne. During periods acne bcom worse. M on isotroin 30 mg medication. How to control severe acne during periods. Pls hlp?
Hormonal Acne: If you are having acne breakouts during menses while on isotretinoin, your problem is likely more related to hormones. I would see your doctor about a hormonal workup (check testosterone, fsh/lh, dhea-s), and look at more hormone specific treatments for acne, like spironolactone, cyproterone, or flutamide. ...Read more
Skin redness: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a topical antibiotic of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, commonly prescribed for acne. Caution should be used if patients have an allergy to either medication or have a history of ulcerative or infectious colitis. The most common side effects are dry, red, scaling skin or a burning sensation. ...Read more
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
I use azithromycin to control my acne breakouts.Is azithromycin 500mg three tabs/week usually twice a month safe?Any short/long term side effects?
Yes: This is a good safe way to keep your acne at bay. If it is working for you and your physician is good with it, that's great. I understand you have scarring and am sorry your acne was not originally treated as it could have been, but several hollywood leading men have chosen to keep their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more
No acne ever age-28.Took nuvaring 3months-got acne. Stopped bc in feb-no acne.March-restarted bc-acne again but worse w/ puss.Will the acne stop/scar?
See Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist the sooner you can. Let them examine you and treat you. ...Read more
I hv nodular cystic acne on face n currently on 6th week of isotroin medication 30 mg. Lately hv started breaking out on forehead. Its itchy.Help pls.
under dosed?: See your dermatologist and ask him if the 30 mg dose is sufficient. It is usually based on weight. The standard is 1mg/kg/d so a 130 pound person should be on 60 mg per day. Also, it is not unusual for people to get a little worse on Isotretinoin before they get better- so don't panic! ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Acne: You need to discuss termination of therapy with your doctor. Normally it takes several months for the treatment to adequately control acne. Then a person may need to be on it for a number of years until they grow out of acne. Then the medication can be tapered and discontinued. If you stop it too soon after a month or two the acne will return. ...Read more
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
Probably: If you still have acne with the contraceptive the cream will probably help. Each person is different. Also if you have been on that particular pill for 3 months with no effect, you might consider changing to a different pill! not all pills are as effective as others in treating acne and one that works for one person might not work for the next person. ...Read more
Why am I given Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) tablets one month before IFV? Is Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraindicated with Venlafaxine antidepressants 75mg?
Is my monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) prescription for my skin affecting my birth control pill effectiveness?
Minocycline: This medication may produce vertigo (dizziness or unsteadiness) in about 8% of patients taking 100 mg twice a day. This may be helped if the dose is distributed to 50 mg four times a day. Some patients may develop sensitivity to sunlight and burn more easily. Otherwise the drug is generally as safe as an antibiotic can get. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer