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Derm switched to ampicillin after minocycline stopped working. (antibiotic resistance) how's this compare to tetracycline? When will it start working?

Derm switched to ampicillin after minocycline stopped working. (antibiotic resistance) how's this compare to tetracycline? When will it start working?

Acne treatment: Minocycline and tetracycline belong to the same family of antibiotics so both share the same actions and bacterial resistance. Amoxicillin is more stable than Ampicillin and can be given 2x a day compared to 4x a day for ampicillin. As with any antibiotic for acne treatment, give Amoxicillin at least 2 – 4 weeks to effect a change in your acne. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Tisherman
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Minocycline (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Minocycline stopped working for acne (bacteria resistance) derm switched to ampicillin. How's this compare to tetracyclines? When will it start workin

Minocycline stopped working for acne (bacteria resistance) derm switched to ampicillin. How's this compare to tetracyclines? When will it start workin

Heads up: I see that you are actually taking both isotretinoin and some nerve medicine. During your time on antibiotics, were you also using a topical agent such as the Retin A you also list? Antibiotics will fail otherwise. All acne is manageable nowadays if you have continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Minocycline worked wonders for rosacea. It stopped working after 8months. Switched to doxy 2 months ago- useless. Can I go back to mino?

Minocycline worked wonders for rosacea. It stopped working after 8months. Switched to doxy 2 months ago- useless. Can I go back to mino?

Yes: Minocycline and Doxycycline are similar antibiotics which help rosacea thru a poorly understood mechanism. You may need to try a topical drug such as Metrogel or Finacea to help with acute flareups of your rosacea. ...Read more

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Will minocycline still work after I stopped taking it and start up again?

Will minocycline still work after I stopped taking it and start up again?

Minocycline: Minocycline is excreted in the urine and feces and is metabolized partially by the liver and is removed by the body in 77.5 hours after you stop taking the medication. ...Read more

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Minocycline (100 mg2xaday)left me w/ discolored lips. It's been a month since I've stopped & it still hasn't gone. Will it go? How can I resolve this?

Yes, it usually goes: Dark pigmentation from Minocycline normally clears but it can take months to years to do so. None of the cases I have seen failed to clear over time, and unfortunately there is nothing you can do to speed up the process. ...Read more

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4 years ago I got minocycline induced hepatitis. My liver was failing but I stopped taking it and got better. Could it cause me to not feel well now?

4 years ago I got minocycline induced hepatitis. My liver was failing but I stopped taking it and got better. Could it cause me to not feel well now?

YES: Avoid it completely. Also, let your doctor know what happened in the past so any medications prescribed to you can be selected with caution ...Read more

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I've been taking 100mg minocycline for acne for a few years now and for the past few months it has not been working near as well. Other options?

I've been taking 100mg minocycline for acne for a few years now and for the past few months it has not been working near as well.  Other options?

Spironolactone: Acne in adult women is a hormone effect. Usually the hormones are normal (do you have normal menses?). It can be worse in response to progesterones used for birth control. It can be part of PCOS. Only about 10% of such women respond to antibiotics such as minocycline. Most of them love the result from the antiandrogen spironolactone, typically 100mg daily, result in 2-3 months. Safe onless pregnan ...Read more

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24 year woman. Never had acne. 3 months ago acne appeared (11 pimples) took 100 mg minocycline a day for a month. They went away fast! Stopped 5 days ago and 3 pimples already!! Why? Scared. Causes?

24 year woman. Never had acne. 3 months ago acne appeared (11 pimples) took 100 mg minocycline a day for a month. They went away fast! Stopped 5 days ago and 3 pimples already!! Why? Scared. Causes?

The bacteria!: The bacteria in the pores of your skin which secrete the oil (sebum) are called Corynebacterium Acne. They are killed by drugs in tetracycline class of antibiotics. Minocycline is one such drug taken q12 hrs. And it worked for you. Then you stopped it and it quickly recurred. ...Read more

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I took minocycline for 2 months got yellow eyes my total billi was 3.2 ALK PHP 168 stopped it since 2 months ago no improvement what should I do?

See doctor: Jaundice or liver irritation is a possible side effect of medications like minocycline. If this problem has not resolved in 2 months then you definitely need to see your physician for further testing. ...Read more

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What's the big deal with minocycline pills?

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

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Please describe the medication: minocycline?

Please describe the medication: minocycline?

Antibiotic: 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. ...Read more

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How long does minocycline stay in your body?

How long does minocycline stay in your body?

Minocycline: Minocycline is excreted in the urine and feces and is metabolized partially by the liver and is removed by the body in 77.5 hours after you stop taking the medication. ...Read more

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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

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What is the right way to take my minocycline?

Call dr or pharmacy: Minocycline is prescribed different ways so you will need to confirm with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Should I avoid dairy altogether while taking minocycline?

Not necessary: Rule of thumb is to take tetracyclines like Minocycline an hour before or two hours after eating. This is especially true for milk or other foods containing calcium. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to see results with minocycline?

Minocycline: This is a tetracycline class antibiotic and often is used for skin infections. If this is the question you're asking, there are other factors in play — such as the extent of the infection. It is well absorbed, so it should start working within 30 minutes of you starting the medicine. I always say it depends on how sick you were in the beginning, so see how long it takes to recover. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Why should one avoid taking Minocycline with dairy products?

Calcium interferes: The calcium in milk may bind the minocycline, prevent it from being reabsorbed, and working properly — effectively preventing it from working it and doing the job that's intended. ...Read more

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I took a year expired 100mg minocycline should I be concerned?

Expired meds: The class of antibiotics called tetracyclines, of which Minocycline is one, can do damage to the kidneys after they're expired unlike many other medications. You probably won't experience any adverse effects but don't used expired medication. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to see results with minocycline?

Need more info: Why are you taking it in the first place? You question cannot be answered without this info. ...Read more

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Will minocycline stunt my growth? I am 17 and definitely still growing.

Minocycline &growth: There is no evidence in the medical literature that Minocycline stunts growth. ...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 1-800-222-1222
american association of poison control centers as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any foods that are okay to eat with minocycline?

Minocycline: "Take minocycline by mouth with or without food.
Take minocycline with a full glass of water (8 oz [240 mL]). Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking minocycline." See: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/minocycline.html ...Read more

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Is it ok to stop taking minocycline if you suspect it's no longer effective?

Involve dr.: Please discuss this with your physician before discontinuing. The two of you should be working as a team. Take care. ...Read more