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Can i take antibiotic and contraceptive pills concurrently for acne?

Can i take antibiotic and contraceptive pills concurrently for acne?

Acne: Yes you can do this as long as the drugs are compatable. Check with your pharmacist to be sure the drugs are compatable. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Should I not take antibiotics for acne?

Should I not take antibiotics for acne?

Depends: Did your doctor prescribe the antibiotics? If yes, it would be advisable to take the medication. For home treatment of acne, you may consult this site: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How to stop taking aldactone (spironolactone) prescribed for acne?

How to stop taking aldactone (spironolactone) prescribed for acne?

Just stop: No reason to stop except if you plan pregnancy or have side effects. Your acne is likely to get worse. ...Read more

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Is dianette stronger than oral antibiotics for treating acne?

Is dianette stronger than oral antibiotics for treating acne?

Acne: We do not use Dianette in US as it is not FDA approved and it is also banned in several European countries due to high risk profile. Dianette is a BC pill with progestin and anti-androgen activity, it is very different than antibiotics. Acne is not caused by infections. Antibiotic can only treat temporary secondary infection of a comedone, it does not treat or prevent acne. Why tag Accutane? ...Read more

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I take doxycycline for acne. I also take birth control, does taking this antibiotic make my birth control ineffective?

I take doxycycline for acne. I also take birth control, does taking this antibiotic make my birth control ineffective?

No: This question was raised 20 years ago. It was determined that the antibiotic does NOT make any birth control less effective. This was settled many years ago. It is distressing to see that this question is still out there. However the OC pill you take might make acne better or worse depending on the progesterone. Also, SPIRONOLACTONE is much more effective, cheaper, and better tolerated than doxycy ...Read more

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How are oxytetracycline tablets for acne?

How are oxytetracycline tablets for acne?

In combination: If used with a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, this is often enough to clear moderate acne, including on the trunk. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin for acne?

Can you take amoxicillin for acne?

Yes, and others...: Depending on certain situations you may have discussed with your doctor, Amoxicillin can be used, other healthcare professionals, depending on the situation ( eg age, allergies, drug interactions) , may prescribe a different antibiotic such as doxycycline, clindamycin, and others. ...Read more

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Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?

Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?

No cure: There are only treatment for pimples but no cures. I do not know what dose of antibiotics you are on and how your skin is doing. The medicines you are using are good and if you are not happy with how your acne is responding you need to talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Would it be bad to take an antibiotic such as doryx (doxycycline) for my acne while taking probiotics?

Would it be bad to take an antibiotic such as doryx (doxycycline) for my acne while taking probiotics?

Doxycycline: This antibiotic may kill many of the strains of bacteria contained in probiotics, but beyond that it is not bad in the sense that it is likely to cause further problems. ...Read more

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Will minocin (minocycline) work for acne?

Will minocin (minocycline) work for acne?

One of the most used: Minocycline and Doxycycline are very effective in treating acne, and are the first drugs i would use, coupled with topical benzoil peroxide. Blackheads are clogged pores and are the result of not thoroughly cleansing your face. Otc preparations frequently have a scrubbing preparation containing peach or apricot pits that are micropulverized. ...Read more

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Could I use facial washes while taking acne antibiotiics?

Could I use facial washes while taking acne antibiotiics?

Yes: A salicylic acid wash is a good choice if this is the type of rx you prefer. Antibiotics must never be the sole rx for acne and it's good you're looking for a topical agent. ...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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Can you drink milk while taking sulfameth trimethoprim for acne?

Yes: There are better antibiotics for acne; especially, antibiotics should never be sole therapy. I see that you also have scarring. This should not be happening to you. Get with a physician who knows how to treat it effectively; if scarring has begun, you should consider accepting Isotretinoin if it is offered to you. ...Read more

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Can i take antibiotic 'vibramycin for example' for acne with biotin 10,000 ?

Can i take antibiotic 'vibramycin for example' for acne with biotin 10,000 ?

Why the biotin?: Who's told you to take biotin? Take an antibiotic for acne only on a physician's advice and NEVER as the sole treatment, only as an adjunct to topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid or salicylic acid. Acne is serious business especially now that you're getting older. You'll need guidance from your own physician here. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more