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Is it bad to be on minocycline long term? It's for rosacea.

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Dr. Michael Macri
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: No

Long term antibiotics are not desirable but rosacea being a chronic problem has been associated with a skin mite causing a chronic infection living in the skin thus the use of antibiotics.
Pregnancy is a contraindication to minocycylin due to bone / tooth deformithy.

In brief: No

Long term antibiotics are not desirable but rosacea being a chronic problem has been associated with a skin mite causing a chronic infection living in the skin thus the use of antibiotics.
Pregnancy is a contraindication to minocycylin due to bone / tooth deformithy.
Dr. Michael Macri
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Well tolerated

Well tolerated for long periods, especially at the very small dose used for rosacea, 50mg or less.
Discuss topical therapy with your dermatologist. If you have ocular rosacea you will want to continue oral therapy.

In brief: Well tolerated

Well tolerated for long periods, especially at the very small dose used for rosacea, 50mg or less.
Discuss topical therapy with your dermatologist. If you have ocular rosacea you will want to continue oral therapy.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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