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Taking Antibiotics 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
I'm taking tetralysal antibiotic for my acne and I'm not taking any pills is it possible to get pregnant while taking tetralysal antibiotic?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i continue taking acidophilus (probiotic) while taking levaquin (levofloxacin) (antibiotic) for a sinus infection?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?
Would it be bad to take an antibiotic such as doryx (doxycycline) for my acne while taking probiotics?
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
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
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
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