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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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Can minocycline be used to treat chlamydia?

Can minocycline be used to treat chlamydia?

Yes: It is a type of tetracycline, usually the first treatment is zithromycin, but with any treatment both people must be treated and re- tetsed to make sure it is gone. ...Read more

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I take 50 mg of minocycline twice a day for acne would that treat chladymia?

I take 50 mg of minocycline twice a day for acne would that treat chladymia?

May help: Although that is a relatively low dose, it may help acne via the anti-inflammatory property of tetracyclines. You may need a topical cleanser and topical treatment of the acne also in order to get the best results. In addition, the dose can be adjusted if needed for better control. Use appropriate sun precautions while on minocycline. See a dermatologist to manage this issue. ...Read more

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I have serious discoloration under my eyes because minocycline. It's pitch black. Is there any way to treat this? It has impaired by life in every

I have serious discoloration under my eyes  because minocycline.  It's pitch black.  Is there any way to treat this? It has impaired by life in every

Discoloration: The dark discoloration is not likely due to the medication. Try cool compresses, artificial tears, allergy meds, improve hydration, increase sleep, and reduce alcohol intake/stress. If no improvement, you can try makeup concealer, laser skin therapy, dermal filler or other therapies. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can minocycline treat non-std uti?

Not typical choice: Minocycline is not typically used as a first line choice a bladder infection. The most common causes of bladder infections are caused by gram neg rod bacteria and they are not typically treated with that antibiotic. Check with your doctor to determine what the best choice of medication can treat your infection. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) used to treat Lyme disease?

Is minocin (minocycline) used to treat Lyme disease?

Yes: Doxycycline is the most commonly used drug for acute lyme disease but Minocycline (minocin), its close cousin, is also very effective. If someone has been recently bitten by a tick a good course of either will generally result in cure. If lyme has been present for weeks or months treatment becomes more challenging & complex. See www.Lymediseaseresource.Com/burrguide2008.Pdf for details. ...Read more

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Can minocin (minocycline) be used to treat a sinus infection?

Can minocin (minocycline) be used to treat a sinus infection?

Minocin (minocycline) for sinuses: Minocin (minocycline) is an antibiotic from the tetracycline family so your answer is 'yes', it could be used from sinus infections. It would be effective for the flora that is usually found in sinus infections. I hope that answered your question. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take doryx 150 mg and solodyn (minocycline) 80mg ER at the same time to treat acne?

Acne: Why pay for those expensive drugs? Taking 2 Minocycline per day is as effective or better, for about a 20th the price. ...Read more