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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.