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Should I take oral acne antibiotics for a whole year? Any bad side effects?

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In brief: Acne & antibiotics

Oral antibiotics reduce the number of bacteria on the skin and in the follicles.
It has an anti-inflammatory effect too. Take them under the guidance of your doctor. Side effects: allergy-rash; sun sensitivity; nausea/diarrhea/abd. Pain; bacterial resistance; rare possible failure if you are on birth control pill. Consider topicals or decreasing the amount to achieve best control of acne.

In brief: Acne & antibiotics

Oral antibiotics reduce the number of bacteria on the skin and in the follicles.
It has an anti-inflammatory effect too. Take them under the guidance of your doctor. Side effects: allergy-rash; sun sensitivity; nausea/diarrhea/abd. Pain; bacterial resistance; rare possible failure if you are on birth control pill. Consider topicals or decreasing the amount to achieve best control of acne.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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