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Reviews for Doxycycline to treat Acne
Review by Kay76 (taken for less than 1 month):
doxycycline: Been on doxycycline for 2 weeks and seen great improvement. I am 37 and have suffered from moderate cystic acne, blackheads, and pustules since 18. In the past year, the acne was also on my chest, back and I had developed an embarrassing acne scar beard. Have tried everything topical (Retin A, Differin gel, Clindamax, etc.) and some things worked but caused damage to my skin or only moderate results. This antibiotic is the best thing thus far. Chest and back acne cleared completely in a week, scars even look lighter. Acne on face is reduced significantly, a tiny pimple hear and there. Taking with food and eating yogurt/probiotics midday to keep good bacteria.
doxycycline: I have suffered from severely moderate cystic acne for the last 3 years and I had tried many different types of acne treatment. First Lymacycline, which I was on for 3 months, then I tried Erythromycin and Clarithromycin and both made me feel chronically sick all the time! My doctor recommended doxycycline and I was very pessimistic about it because of bad reviews on various websites. I am currently on doxycycline and the pill (Dianette) at the same time. It has only been a week using this combination but I already see a dramatic difference in my skin, the pimples on my forehead have cleared up, so have most of the ones on my cheeks and its progressively getting better each day! I would really recommend this treatment!
doxycycline: I have nothing but good things to say about this product. I first started getting small pimples around my nose when I was 13 which then gradually turned in to more persistent moderate acne. I am currently 18 and have been on so many different topical products such as Differin, Dalacin T, Clindets and other topicals, which did nothing for my skin. My dermatologist was so hesitant to prescribe me oral antibiotics (which is understandable because of antibiotic resistance) and prescribed me birth control instead (Alesse 28). This caused my acne to worsen and I was not happy at all. Anyhow, I'm off that now and on Doxy and tretinoin cream. I have had no side effects so far. Happy.
Monodox (doxycycline): Day 3 of Monodox: my acne is starting to clear up. I'm on 75mg 1x a day. Sinus stuffiness/drainage, diahrrhea, muscle weakness, and a headache when I run too hard. I've read really good things about this medicine, that's why I opted to fill my prescription. SUPER EXPENSIVE without insurance and a discount card my Dr gave me. Hope the side effects subside.
doxycycline: I am 24 years old and my terrible cystic acne has returned worse than ever. (I was on Accutane several years ago which cleared it up nicely, but do not want to go back on it because of depression and irritable bowel syndrome). My dermatologist put me on doxycycline about 3 weeks ago. I started to notice a little improvement - the pimples seemed to be smaller and less painful, but now it's that time of the month and I'm having a huge breakout again. I'm also on birth control (Tri-Nessa) and a topical cream (Epiduo). I'm hoping that the results will be much more noticeable in month 2.
doxycycline: I was prescribed this after about 7 years of chronic acne on my face, shoulders, chest and back since I was about 11. Every face wash and diet change did nothing to help it. I wish I'd taken doxycycline sooner, it's absolutely amazing. I started noticing less redness and bad pimples after about three days, and it obliterated the ones that were already there. After 2-3 weeks, I only had a few blackheads and even those were few and far between. Really great stuff. Been using it for 3 months so far.
I've had no nasty side effects (apart from dehydration in the morning sometimes) up until today when I forgot to take it with food (oops!) and experienced about 20 minutes of severe stomach pains afterwards.
Overall, brilliant stuff.
12 users found this comment helpful.
Monodox (doxycycline): I am 43 and have been taking Monodox for a few weeks. It is working great with no side effects. Solodyn also worked great for me but had so many side effects that I had to stop taking it. I am also using a topical with retinal. In my 20's I took Accutane which worked for about 10 years. Started getting cystic acne again in my late 30's. I am very pleased with this medicine.
10 users found this comment helpful.
doxycycline: I've been taking this for about four months now, and I only really have good things to say about it. I take this everyday along with a birth control pill and the results are wonderful. I used to have moderate acne and NOTHING I did helped. This is the first time something really worked and my skin is 99% clear now. Seeing even a small zit on my face is very rare. A few tips though: it took about three weeks before I saw results, and they weren't that impressive at first, but over time I gradually got better skin. Just be patient. Also, I tended to still get bad breakouts around that time of the month, BUT in combination with a birth control pill, that went away. So, if you have hormonal acne, I strongly suggest this! I had great results.
13 users found this comment helpful.
doxycycline: Nothing but great things to say about this pill, hence the rating of 9. I have had severe acne for 7 years (I'm 19), it was to the point where I couldn't look at people while talking to them. I have tried just about everything under the sun until I finally went to the dermatologist and got this. Clear skin within 2 WEEKS, no side effects. I take it once in the morning with food, I use Benzaclin at night, and I wash with Cetaphil twice a day (you can get that anywhere). I only have 2 minor blemishes on my face at the moment, which is amazing in comparison to what I looked like merely a month ago. Extremely pleased.
doxycycline: My doctor put me on doxycycline for my mild acne, and I saw very little difference. I was on it for two months, and still had scattered breakouts. I'm disappointed in the results, and the side effects. I got a yeast infection twice! If you take this, take probiotics with it, or you may end up with a yeast infection.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Review by lovingme26 (taken for less than 1 month):
doxycycline: Earlier this year I broke out terribly with trying every remedy known to man. Then I started taking doxycycline 100mg 1-2 times per day (please take with food or after eating). Within days I saw a difference...my acne started to dry up. In a nutshell doxycycline saved my face and esteem...highly recommend it.
24 users found this comment helpful.
doxycycline: Growing up I always had very mild acne that was easily taken care of with a prescription from the dermatologist. I am now 24 and began experiencing severe acne at 23. I began taking doxycyline in July. Like many of the previous reviews state, it takes a SOLID 4-5 months to really see results. I am telling you though, STICK WITH IT! I take 100mg of doxycycline twice a day. I am also using clindamycin after I wash in the morning and at night. I use Retin-A mirco cream 0.05% right now (but started with .025%). The Retin-A played a HUGE factor in this process. I was originally prescribed something else and had my doctor switch me to this. In addition to these prescriptions I use a face wash with benzoyl peroxide in the morning and Cetaphil at night. IT WORKS!
14 users found this comment helpful.
Monodox (doxycycline): Unfortunately. This Medication really took a turn for the worse on my acne. I was on it for only 7 weeks but I couldn't handle getting nauseous and bad acne anymore. It made my skin more red and I was taking it with Acanya the topical cream. My skin just wasn't accepting the antibiotic which was sad because it had such great reviews. If you are taking it, take it with food. I missed one meal and needed to take it and I was sick for hours and ever since every time I took it, I would get even more nauseous. You win some, you lose some.
doxycycline: Started seeing results after 48 hours. One week into taking 100 mg once a day, my skin has cleared hugely. The cystic bumps have stopped and my acne has reduced to the occasional white head, which sits on the surface instead of deep in the skin. I'd recommend it, I wish I didn't take one year to get onto it. I used it as a last resort as nothing topical worked.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Iannella123 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Doryx (doxycycline): I have had Acne from 13 yrs old on and was on Accutane for most all of high school. I have tried everything - all cleansers, peels, topicals and nothing worked. Proactive seemed to moderately work (but dried my skin out and bleached every towel & pillow case in sight). I'm now 36 and in March 2012 I was totally fed up with my constant struggle with adult acne so I went to a dermatologist in San Francisco. She put me on Doryx, Epiduo & CereVe hydrating (non-foaming) cleanser- Hallelujah! It took ~2 months & my face was breakout free. I haven't had a zit since). It works- call your dermatologist as soon as possible. P.S I'm also on Ocella birth control (which is key to regulating hormone levels).
22 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Natalie_Grains (taken for less than 1 month):
Monodox (doxycycline): It was fine at first, but about halfway through the month it gave me intense nausea, so bad I couldn't go to work or even stand up without throwing up/dry heaving. It wasn't even great for my acne. It stopped a little bit of my acne (bad flareups) but I still had constant pimples all over my chin. At pretty much the same rate as I'd had before.
Vibramycin (doxycycline): My 15 year old son has been using this to treat his acne because just the topical treatment was not working. I see a BIg improvement after using the Vibramycin for a month. It works.
Monodox (doxycycline): I started taking Monodox four days ago, and I already can see a difference. I am 26 years old and I didn't have acne on my teenage years, none! About a year ago I started breaking out more and more, I thought it was stress, then my nutrition, then an allergy, I tried everything you can imagine from homemade remedies to recently I bought the Murad acne kit, which helped a little bit. I did facial and it made it worse, so I decided to visit a dermatologist and he gave me Monodox and Atralin for night time and aczone for morning. So far I haven't broken out and I hope this really helps.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Monodox (doxycycline): I had terrible acne this summer. But now I take Monodox twice a day as soon as I wake up then I take the second pill after I workout in the evening. It has never made me nauseous as it has others. And I get nauseous from vitamins. So I'm shocked that Monodox doesn't make me sick. The only side effect I experience is more frequent trips to the bathroom. My skin is currently pimple free...now to just conquer the acne scars!
13 users found this comment helpful.
doxycycline: I'm ending the second month of using Doxycycline. I initially broke out a little worse than usual my first week or so, but my acne cleared up twice as fast!
I take 150mg once a day (usually before dinner), and I use Retin-A micro in the evening, Aczone in the morning, and Cetaphil face wash before applying both.
I still get the occasional blemish, but my skin has never been more clear!
I am starting to ween myself off the pills this week, and I'm hoping my skin stays clear only using the topicals!
Monodox (doxycycline): Monodox is awesome. Not only did it only cost $10 with their savings card but also works so well. I had taken Doryx before but couldn't tolerate it at all! I got a rash and extreme nausea (150mg) but now I started taking 100mg of Monodox in the evening with dinner and not only do I not have the rash or nausea but I also don't have the photosensitivity. Plus the Doryx pill was HUGE. These capsules are so small and easy to swallow. If you take the Monodox 75mg you can either spread the dosing or take it all at once, whatever works best for you. But for me the 100mg is perfect. I should note I also started using Ziana at night as I couldn't tolerate any of the benzoyl peroxide topicals. And starting tonight I will also add Aczone as a primer.
doxycycline: Doxycycline worked great at first, my skin cleared up super fast, but then after a while I still continued to get a few zits here and there. One of my greatest complaints is how sensitive it made my skin to the sun. I am outside a lot and I used to never get burned, but since on the medication I get severely burned on random places like my nose, hands, ears and feet? I get burned so bad that 2 hours in the sun (with some sunscreen) would result in scanning of my nose and ears. I have recently switched medicine because of this side effect, but if you don't go in the sun you should love the product!
Doxy 100 (doxycycline): Doxy is amazing. If you stick to it for a while you will see results like you've never dreamed of. My skin looks GREAT and people compliment it all of the time. I hope it stays like this when I finish the last pill in 3 days. I took 100mg 2x a day for 3 months. Only drawback is the horrible nausea and vomiting I experienced when I didn't take it after or with a meal.
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