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What happens to the stomach when overuse of antibiotics (i was on tetracycline for a long time for acne).?

GI overgrowth . Bacteria resistant to the tetracycline can overgrow in your GI tract. But one of the reasons Minocycline is used for acne is that there is a low level of resistance that develops to it. Any drug can irritate the stomach lining, but Minocycline has a very low rate of GI side effects. Read more...

On tetracycline, acne clear up initially now it flare up again! Help! I cannot do accutane. Is there other ways? I dont think tetracycline works for me

Multiple approach. Tetracycline dose can be increased and taking for a longer period, in addition to use of topicals like benzyol perioxide at prescription strength, or retina a or salicyclic acid and avoidance comedonic lotions. Dermatologist input will be helpful. Read more...

Other then accutane is there any other strong acne treatment I'm on tetracycline for about 6 months now but when I take a break it just comes back?

Spironolactone. For adult females the best therapy is usually an anti androgen. If it is effective it can be continued for years. It is not an antibiotic. Do not use if pregnant or kidney failure. Usual dose 100mg a day but varies from 25 to 200. Note that some birth control makes acne worse while some pills make acne better. Do you have normal menses? Read more...

What if I take birth control and tetracycline will it help my get rid of my acne faster?

Polyphenols. The honey should not effect the antioxidant effect of the polyphenols (anti-carcinogenic effect). The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. I don't know if it would impact that. Read more...

Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up, now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone. I cannot take accutane. What next?

One idea. Have you been offered a trial or spironolactone? I also trust that while you are using the meds listed, you're using a topical such as benzoyl peroxide. Read more...
What next? What do you mean exactly? Is the new regimen not working? Besides the medication, you could add fish oil 3 grams a day. Omega 3s are very important against acne. It wouldn't hurt and may help quite a bit. Read more...

Its going to be 1st mth on my tetracycline. My face clear up well. My menses will be due this few days and I got lots of small acne on my forehead. Y?

Not uncommon. It is not uncommon for people to have a second flare up (and hopefully the last) after initiating treatment for acne. The hormonal fluctuations that occur around your cycle also contribute to this. many people make the mistake of stopping treatment during this time, but stick with it! You will likely be pleased with the results. Consult your dermatologist if break through acne is frequent. Read more...

I have started tetracycline for acne, says take on an empty stomach so can I take first thing in the morning or shall I wait two hours after eating?

No. Tetracycline can bind to doubly valent ions like calcium. Since a lot of people have milk with their meals the better instruction would be to avoid taking it with milk or antacids which also frequently contain calcium or magnesium. That's why it was important to be awake in Chem 101. Usually after an hour or two that food moves on. The pharmacist usually attaches a label to the bottle explaining i. Read more...