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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

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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My PA said my bruises from blood draws months ago, are smurf syndrome from my long term use of minocycline. Can u explain mechanics of this?

My PA said my bruises from blood draws months ago, are smurf syndrome from my long term use of minocycline. Can u explain mechanics of this?

Smurf Syndrome: I am not familiar with Minocycline causing smurf syndrome.Decades ago it was caused by ingestion of silver (now some people use colloidal silver and that can give the same result).Amiodarone has also been associated with Smurf syndrome especially in sun-exposed areas of skin. The tetracyclines (including Minocycline) can cause sun sensitivity but I do not believe that it is a bluish discoloration ...Read more

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Is it bad to use Clean & Clear deep action cream cleanser and take Minocycline at the same time?

No: The combination of these Clean and Clear and minocycline should not be a problem. Please be sure that your doctor knows that you are using this regimen. ...Read more

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I have been using minocycline pills and atralin. Now that my acne has gone down my derm wants me to use tri luma. Is this a good choice?

I have been using minocycline pills and atralin. Now that my acne has gone down my derm wants me to use tri luma. Is this a good choice?

Improve brown spots: Triluma is a frequently prescribed cream to help improve the brown marks that can be left behind after acne clears up. Your dermatologist is the best person to advise you on whether this is right for you. When using triluma, make sure to use a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen of spf 30 or higher to maximize the lightening benefit. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take levaquin & minocycline for non-std prostatitis & uti?Levaquin seems far less potent after prior use.I have been taking for 5 days.

Is it ok to take levaquin & minocycline for non-std prostatitis & uti?Levaquin seems far less potent after prior use.I have been taking for 5 days.

Unusual treatment: It would be unusual to treat prostatitis with both these drugs. But if they are going to help, 5 days is much too soon to know; there is no way you could already know that levofloxacin is "far less potent". Discuss with the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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It's okay to use levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and akamin(minocycline) together at the same time right?

D/W your doctor: "Antibiotics such as minocycline may reduce the effects of ethinyl estradiol in some women." See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1636-0,1042-1716 ...Read more