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Minocycline Stopped 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
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
My skin is leathery and bumpy from rosacea. I am on minocycline which has stopped working. Doxycycline didn't work. Also, on finacea. Suggestions?
Dermatologist: Aestheticians can help with this. I assume you have seen a dermatologist. ...Read more
Minocycline worked wonders for rosacea. It stopped working after 8months. Switched to doxy 2 months ago- useless. Can I go back to mino?
How long until Minocycline is completely out of my system. Took 50mg twice a week. Was on it for a week and stopped two days ago.
2-3 days: It's probably completely gone by now, for sure in another day or so. ...Read more
I believe I am having an allegic reaction to Minocycline 50mg 2x daily. Can I get thru the itching on my own now that I stopped taking it Friday?
I stopped taking Minocycline about 5 months but just began taking it again. I am wondering if I will experience another initial breakout period?
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
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
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
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?
I started minocycline and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 5 months ago with great results. I stopped mino 2 weeks ago and I have 2 large cyst. Is this from stopping mino?
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
Need more info: Why are you taking it in the first place? You question cannot be answered without this info. ...Read more
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
Involve dr.: Please discuss this with your physician before discontinuing. The two of you should be working as a team. Take care. ...Read more
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