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Has anyone here prescribed the acne drug solodyn (minocycline)?

Has anyone here prescribed the acne drug solodyn (minocycline)?

Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effective in inflammatory acne (red bumps, or bumps that drain pus) and will help decrease the redness and promote healing. It is not as photosensitizing as doxycycline, another commonly used drug. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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Clindamycin, tretinoin (retin-a), minocycline pills for acne, do these work?

Clindamycin, tretinoin (retin-a), minocycline pills for acne, do these work?

Yes: Comply with directions. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. If you do not get a good result, consider Isotretinoin if it is offered to you. ...Read more

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Help please! is Accutane (isotretinoin) safe?

Help please! is Accutane (isotretinoin) safe?

Depends: If you are a woman trying to conceive then absolutely not. Otherwise, it does have a significant number of potential adverse effects which need to be monitored. There are other, safer acne medicines but they may not be effective for you. It is not a medicine I use first line, but if the acne has not responded well to anything else, you have to weigh the risk vs. Benefit. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I suffer from acne and I'm suggested to use Benzoyl peroxid, Doxycycline, Isotretinoin, n vitamin-e, so I'm askin if there'd b sideaffects.

I'm 16 and I suffer from acne and I'm suggested to use Benzoyl peroxid, Doxycycline, Isotretinoin, n vitamin-e, so I'm askin if there'd b sideaffects.

Yes: Acne is a chronic disease that's a grave personal and professional liability. It is well worth the likelihood of side effects. If topical benzoyl peroxide isn't a bit unpleasant, consider increasing the strength / frequency until it is. This plus tetracycline may be enough for moderate acne. Isotretinoin is brutal but hugely effective; talk with your physician at length about it. ...Read more

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Usage for renova (tretinoin). Does anyone know:?

Usage for  renova (tretinoin). Does anyone know:?

Wrinkles: Used for acne primarily but designed for "improving' wrinkles by the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Accutane can cause swelling face????.I consume accutane. .I thought my face..cheeck..more big..is it effect feom accutane??

Accutane can cause swelling face????.I consume accutane. .I thought my face..cheeck..more big..is it effect feom accutane??

Yes: Although rare, Isotretinoin has been reported to cause facial swelling in a few individuals. You should discuss this with your doctor and see if the swelling is related to Isotretinoin or due to another cause? ...Read more

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I have acne marks(not scars) that aren't going away. Have'em since 4 years. Nothing (chemical peels, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, sunscreen) works?

I have acne marks(not scars) that aren't going away. Have'em since 4 years. Nothing (chemical peels, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, sunscreen) works?

Acne Scars: Ice pick and scallop (scooped out) type facial acne scars are permanent. Treatment modalities include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Why do doctors guve clindamycin when using retin a (tretinoin)?

Why do doctors guve clindamycin when using retin a (tretinoin)?

Often used together: But Clindamycin is used less often now. Acne is not an infection and Clindamycin is less effective than several other agents. Most dermatologists do not use Clindamycin with retinoids. ...Read more

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Do dermatology offices have differin (adapalene) coupons?

Do dermatology offices have differin (adapalene) coupons?

Maybe: You can ask your dermatologist if they have any coupons for differin (adapalene). If they don't perhaps you can go on the website and there might be one there. ...Read more

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Could antibiotic: Minomycin (in Australia), or minocycline hydrochloride, (prescribed as 3 month course - acne) cause suicidal tendencies/ depression?

Not likely, but: There've been some reported mood change effects - not common and severity is not mentioned. If you have a tendency toward this sort of intense depression, it might be wise to avoid this elective medication in favor of an alternative approach. Only you and your doctor know how crucial acne Tx is for you. One ting that may help is knowing it's not a meaningful depression - just short-term chemistry. ...Read more

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Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Likely not: The red scars are a part of the healing process overall. The agents you listed tend to inhibit melanin production which is a darker pigment. The red is partially vascular in nature. The products may diminish the red to a small degree ...Read more

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Does doryx (doxycycline) interact with Accutane since it's a tetracycline?

Does doryx (doxycycline) interact with Accutane since it's a tetracycline?

Yes: There is one important potential interaction. It can increase the risk of pseudo tumor cerebri which is an abnormal amount of pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Altho this is a relatively rare condition, it can be dangerous and lead to permanent visual loss and brain damage. ...Read more

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How do I use retina (tretinoin), tazorac (tazarotene) (tazaratene), or differein (adapalene)?

A little all over: These are topical drying agents. The goal is to prevent new lesion to form, so we treat the whole face rather than just spot treat. Apply a pea-sized amount to the full face nightly. If the dryness is not tolerable, you can try short contact of 15 minutes nightly for a couple of weeks and then leave on overnight. We expect a worsening of acne flare at 1-2 weeks, then better after 1-2 months. ...Read more

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