Minocycline for acne how long

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1632037 tn?1300498316 began taking minocycline again for acne, still taking claritin
Avatar n tn I just moved to a new city and the dermatologist I saw gave me Minocycline for mild acne...maybe moderate. Anyway, she said to only take it for a month, I asked why and she said that's probably as long as you will need to take it. My question is, is a month a traditional amount of time to take this antibiotic? It's just I thought for something like that you would need a time period of 3 months at least for it to be effective. -Much Thanks for any info.
Avatar n tn Is it worthed to keep using it and wait for the acne to go away and come back or I should concider Accutane?How much safer is Minocycline than Accutane exactly?
Avatar f tn Hi, I had acne for several years. I used minocycle 2 years ago for 6 months and my skin cleared up tremendously. Then I stoped using it for about a year, and I noticed my acne started coming back again. This time it worse than ever! There was acne everywhere, expecially all over my checks, and i think some of them were cyst. Then I went back to my dermatologist and he gave me minocycline again, and this will be my forth month using it.
Avatar f tn Hi, I had acne for several years. I used minocycle 2 years ago for 6 months and my skin cleared up tremendously. Then I stoped using it for about a year, and I noticed my acne started coming back again. This time it worse than ever! There was acne everywhere, expecially all over my checks, and i think some of them were cyst. Then I went back to my dermatologist and he gave me minocycline again, and this will be my forth month using it.
Avatar m tn Looking back at pictures just before I broke out, I realized how absolutely clear I was, how I did not worry about acne and how I was off minocycline. It was just me vs. acne and I was winning for 4 MONTHS. NOW I wonder what changed and the only thing I can think of is stress and worry. Was it just a matter of time before my acne came back after the minocycline or could I have stayed clear had I not worried like I did?
Avatar n tn t have time for I decided to settle for Minocycline. How long will it be before I will start noticing improvement in my skin? How long can I stay on Minocycline? Getting off the topic, will it clear up the dark spots (hyperpigmentation) on my face and back? What will work for that? Hydroquinone comes to mind but is there anything stronger than hydroquinone 4% cream. Maybe 5% or 6%?
Avatar n tn I have recently been prescribed Accutane for my acne, but have also been taking minocycline previously. I'm wondering how long after I've finished my minocycline treatments is it safe to start Accutane?
Avatar n tn -_- I was just prescribed Doxycycline from my doctor in order to see if there would be a difference from Minocycline. How long should I stop taking minocycline before I start Doxycycline? How should I cycle off minocycline?
Avatar m tn Has anyone here used BactrimDS for acne? How long did it take for you to see improvements? I was recently on 50mg twice daily minocycline from October to Feburary with clear skin for most of the time. In the end of march my skin started to break out again and my doctor put me on 100mg of minocycline. It didnt work. She recently put me on BactrimDS about a week ago but it seems that I am getting the same amount of acne as before, or even more.
Avatar m tn s much cheaper than the minocycline. I was given Spironolactone for acne as well as thinning hair and it works very well with virtually no side affects in my case. However, its use in women versus men might be something to talk to your doctor about. Men may have more side affects with it because it does affect testosterone. It does come with a nice benefit of helping keep blood pressure down because it is also used for that.
Avatar m tn Has anyone here used BactrimDS for acne.... How long did it take for you to see improvements? Did it work at all? I was recently on 50mg twice daily minocycline from October 08 to Feburary 09 and from middle of december till middle of march i had clear skin for majority of the time(maybe the occasional 1 or 2). In the end of march my skin started to break out again(keep in mind i had been off minocycline or about month now) and my doctor put me on 100mg of minocycline again.
Avatar f tn Does using it before change how this antibiotics will work on me this time? Is it normal to have cystic acne that is painful on this medication? How long will it take for the pimples to come to head or go away?
Avatar f tn I am 39 yrs old and I have been taking minocycline with great success for about 8 years (50 mg every 2 days) now with no side effects. My dermatologist was worried about me taking it for such a long period of time that she prescribed aldosterone instead which worked great but caused my hair to go thinner. I stopped the aldosterone and went back on minocycline.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed 50mg Minocycline for the acne on my back. I have been taking it for about 7 weeks now. I wanted to know if I could start using Proactiv body wash or would it be too severe for my skin? I am also using .1% Retin-A on my face.
Avatar m tn he said since i been taking minocycline 100 mg daily for 2 years and using the retin a micro 0.1% for 2 years and im still breaking out i should try something new like it may be wearing off....he put me on oracea 40mg once a day and differin gel 0.3%....i was reading the paper that comes with oracea~doxycycline and it says it doesnt kill bacteria now im getting worried because minocycline does kill bacteria now im worried i will break out more from the oracea.
Avatar n tn I have been on Minocycline for 2 years 200 mg a day, cured 60 % of my acne. For the third year it has been 100mg a day and my acne is consistent, but now it is getting worse and not CURED so I am going back to 200mg a day, I can't complain though, it's still gone down about 50%.
Avatar m tn I cannot help but assume that the MINOCYCLINE worked for those 8 months, but that the acne bacteria grew some kind of resistance to it. To reiterate, this was not a brief flare-up over a weekend or two, but a consistent break-out of multiple new lesions sustained over the past month. I have since been switched to CLINDAMYCIN by my Doctor. I've only been using it for a week, but there has been little to no change in the frequency or severity of the breakouts.
Avatar n tn I have cystic acne and have just begun taking Minocycline (50 mg) for almost 2 weeks. At first, it worked beautifully. Then all the acne started coming back again. Also, I've noticed a large crater-like indentation on my cheek where there was NO pimple. It just appeared out of nowhere! Also, I have noticed that previously light colored red skin discoloration spots have grown much darker and are now more visible. I have stopped the medicine since noticing these changes.
Avatar n tn iam on minocycline and still no change how long before it starts working
Avatar m tn Do these medications do the same thing because minocycline worked great for a few months till it stopped working. Minocycline did a great job and I just dont want to waste my time using Bactrim if it doesnt fight the same type of thing that minocycline did.
Avatar m tn I have acne all over the back of my head and on my back it hurts to touch in some spots and to dry my hair.
Avatar m tn I have been on Minocycline for coming up 9 years now and i'm currently down to one 50mg pill a day to control my acne, my question is what effects does it have on my cognitive ability and memory over such a long period of time.
Avatar n tn I've beeen taking Minocycline for about a month and my acne has only gotten worse. I've been told that it sometimes gets worse before it get better. Has anyone had the same experience? Did your acne eventually claear up?