2 months. It could take as long as 2 months. Discuss with your dermatologist.
1 to 2 months. Most topical and oral meds for acne take about 1-2 months to be effective. You may start seeing some improvement at 2-4 weeks but may take a while longer to get the maximum effect of the drug. It's also possible to look initially worse for the first 2-4 weeks before you start to see improvement.
Acne suggestions for 20 year old male on solodyn (minocycline) and retin a but still getting flare ups after 4 months?
Acne. It depends on the type of acne. If it is every cystic or inflammatory, the patient may need Accutane if four months of antibiotics are not working.
STUBBORN ACNE. Stop nuts, peanut butter, chocolate and other sugary foods, and cut way down on milk and other dairy products. Continue on with your solodyn (minocycline) and retin-a. Be a bit more patient. Good luck.
Consider hard Rx. Adding spironolactone is one possibility, or moving to Isotretinoin is another. The latter is not for the faint-hearted.
Isotretinoin is best. Isotretinoin is the gold standard for bad acne. There are also some laser and light treatments that may work without taking internal medication.
Many alternatives. There are several oral and topical medications for acne as well as laser and light based treatments. If the treatments you are currently on are not working, you should see a dermatologist for a consultation and new a treatment regimen.
Acne. Why pay for those expensive drugs? Taking 2 Minocycline per day is as effective or better, for about a 20th the price.
Scars. Once you have a scar you have to fix it or hide it. Sold un doesn't do either.
Maybe. Often a skins reaction can lead to local swelling which may make the skin look better. But a lasting impact is hard to get with topical creams.
No. I would not recommend taking the solodyn (minocycline) and the HCG drops. If you are considering the use of the HCG drops, I would recommend that you get in to see your physician and make sure you are ready for such a process. You may be at risk, please get in to be seen before starting the HCG.
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.
Does solodyn (minocycline) for acne cause an initial breakout? I keep hearing yes and no. I'd like a right answer
Patient dependent. It depends on the patient. Most likely the initial breakout is from tretinoin (retin-a) or another retinoid product like epiduo or differin (adapalene) that you are using at night. This would be a cream. I would discuss this with your physician who prescribed the medication.
I've heard acne comes back worse after discontinuing oral antibiotics -- Is this true? (On second month of Solodyn (minocycline) w/ another month to go). Thanks!
Keep managing it. I'm going to assume that you are also using a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid or, if you're intolerant of these, at least a salicylic acid wash. You know never to use an antibiotic as sole therapy. When you go off the systemic antibiotic, it'll be tapered. A topical antibiotic such as clindamycin may be a friend. Or since you're a "she", spironolacton. Options exist.
Effective on some. Solodyn (minocycline) is an antibiotic typically prescribed by your dermatologist to treat certain types of skin disorders. It seem to clear the acne very well on some patient populations. However, this drug may not be reflective for acne at all times.
Minocycline. Pretty good, but never use an antibiotic as sole therapy for acne. I trust you are also using topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid, or salicylic acid if it is easier on your skin.
Not very effective. Solodyn is an expensive brand of minocycline. Usually you would prefer generic. It is very effective for some people with acne. 42 yr-old women respond about 10% of the time. Spironolactone is effective for most women like you. It is safer and much less expensive.