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Doctor insights on: Vibramycin Tetracyclic Agent

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Is minocin (minocycline) an effective antibiotic?

Is minocin (minocycline) an effective antibiotic?

Yes: Minocin (minocycline) is related to tetracycline and doxycycline, and generally treats the same bacterial organisms it has been used to treat acne, skin infections, some respiratory infections, lyme disease, and other infections that can be treated with tetracycline or doxycycline, but it is less widely used because it tends to cause more vertigo and other CNS side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Vibramycin (Definition)

Vibramycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


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Clindamycin phosphate topical gel; side effects?

Clindamycin phosphate topical gel; side effects?

Acne treatment: Can produce redness, itchiness, dryness and peeling of skin. Small amounts may be absorbed through the skin raising the possible overgrowth and secondary colitis by clostridium difficile. Allergic reactions, as with any drug may also occur. ...Read more

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Is tetracycline effective against candiasis?

Is tetracycline effective against candiasis?

Candiasis: No. Tetracycline is an antibiotic that is very useful for the treatment of acne and rosacea. It does not work against yeast infections such as candida. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) midciination safe(pills)?

Is minocin (minocycline) midciination safe(pills)?

Minocycline: This medication may produce vertigo (dizziness or unsteadiness) in about 8% of patients taking 100 mg twice a day. This may be helped if the dose is distributed to 50 mg four times a day. Some patients may develop sensitivity to sunlight and burn more easily. Otherwise the drug is generally as safe as an antibiotic can get. ...Read more

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Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Zineryt: Zineryt contains zinc and Erythromycin which are both out dated medications. There is a lot of resistance to Erythromycin because it is an older drug. I prefer epiduo or ziana. ...Read more

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Does giving Flagyl(Benzol Metronidazole+ Diloxanide Furoate) with antibiotics.Ceclor( Cefaclor) help minimize side effects of Ceclor such as diarhea ?

Does giving Flagyl(Benzol Metronidazole+ Diloxanide Furoate) with antibiotics.Ceclor( Cefaclor) help minimize side effects of Ceclor such as diarhea ?

No!!: All three meds that you are taking are antibiotics and are intended to kill different types of organisms. When a doc gives you something to take he should explain to you not only how and when but also the purpose. If you do develop diahrrea there are good things for that but the main thing is to drink a sufficient amount of clean water. ...Read more

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Is vibramycin (doxycycline) effective for respiratory infections?

Is vibramycin (doxycycline) effective for respiratory infections?

Generally not: Most respiratory infections are caused by viruses and should not be treated with antibiotics. Vibramycin (doxycycline) will treat some bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Does doxycyline hyclate also act as an anti-inflammatory agent?

Does doxycyline hyclate also act as an anti-inflammatory agent?

No: Doxycycline is an antibiotic. If you are treating a bacterial infection it will reduce the inflammation in the affected area only. It is NOT considered and anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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When pregnant is topical clindamycin phosphate 1% ok? Topical differin (adapalene)?

When pregnant is topical clindamycin phosphate 1% ok?  Topical differin (adapalene)?

Yes: Most topical medications are not absorbed in enough amount to affect a fetus.That said, these two are ok during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline a resistant drug?

Is doxycycline a resistant drug?

???: I don't know what you mean by a "resistant drug." bacteria can be resistant, not antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.

Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.

Penicillin are ok.: Penicillins are effective against gram + organism(G+), however you will need a culture to properly identify the bacteria.there is different type of penicillin base antibiotics and they can treat a variety of infections caused by(G+), such as otitis, pharyngitis, skin infection, etc. Again it will depend on the type of infection as well as the organism you are treating. Can also use tetracycline. ...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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Could antibiotic: Minomycin (in Australia), or minocycline hydrochloride, (prescribed as 3 month course - acne) cause suicidal tendencies/ depression?

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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Is septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) effective against tooth infections?

Is septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) effective against tooth infections?

Not really: This is used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler's diarrhea, shigellosis, and pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia. We do not have antibiotics for teeth infections if you have or suspect one go see your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Tetracyclic Drug (Definition)

Tetracyclic agents are a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


Doxycycline (Definition)

It's an antibiotic that belongs in the ...Read more