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Which oral anti biotic is better for acne doxycycline or Minocylin ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No difference

Doxycycline and minocycline are almost the same antibiotic, only a minor chemical difference -- equally active against acne (or any other infection).
Mino has generally been used more frequently for acne, but that doesn't mean doxy doesn't work well. The main difference is that doxy is more likely to cause photosensitivity, i.e. tendency for sunburn. Mino may be better in sunny Portugal!

In brief: No difference

Doxycycline and minocycline are almost the same antibiotic, only a minor chemical difference -- equally active against acne (or any other infection).
Mino has generally been used more frequently for acne, but that doesn't mean doxy doesn't work well. The main difference is that doxy is more likely to cause photosensitivity, i.e. tendency for sunburn. Mino may be better in sunny Portugal!
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