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My dr prescribes me doxycycline for my acne that at times gets severe.Is this med.Safe to be on for yrs.Can u get immune to it, where it stops working?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
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In brief: Bacterial Resistance

It is not prudent to take Doxycycline for many years since drug resistant bacteria may evolve.

In brief: Bacterial Resistance

It is not prudent to take Doxycycline for many years since drug resistant bacteria may evolve.
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