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Dr. Samuel Tisherman
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Minocycline (Overview)

Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne and chlamydia.


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What is minocycline? And what is it used for?

What is minocycline? And what is it used for?

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Tisherman
371 doctors shared insights

Minocycline (Overview)

Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne and chlamydia.


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Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up,now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone.i cannot take accutane.What next?

Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up,now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone.i cannot take accutane.What next?

What next?: What do you mean exactly? Is the new regimen not working? Besides the medication, you could add fish oil 3 grams a day. Omega 3s are very important against acne. It wouldn't hurt and may help quite a bit. ...Read more

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Would it be good to use mylan-minocycline for acne?

Would it be good to use mylan-minocycline for acne?

Let me help: Minocycline and Doxycycline are frequently used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Both of these closely related antibiotics have similar levels of efficacy, although Doxycycline has a slightly lower risk of adverse side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take minocycline and vitamin b 5 together?

Yes: It is safe to take Minocycline and vitamin b5 together; there are no known interactions. I advise anyone taking Minocycline to also take probiotics including sacchromyces boulardii. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you take 2 tablets of expired minocycline?

Expired minocycline: Minocycline belongs to a class of antibiotics called tetracyclines. Expired tetracycline class antibiotics have to be discarded because they can become toxic and can result in kidney damage. Please call call 1-800-222-1222 american association of poison control centers as soon as possible. ...Read more

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