Also known as: Dynacin, Minocin, Myrac, Solodyn, Ximino
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minocycline for Acne: I started using minocycline exactly 3 weeks ago. At first the medication was fine and I did not notice any side effects. Within the first week, my acne got worse. Second week was even worse. Third week was just awful. Not only did my acne get worse than when I had initially started, but my body started breaking out in red dots that became itchy and unbearable! By week 2 I would wake up dizzy and nauseated. I ended up going to my dermatologist today and she switched me to another medication- Septra. Fingers crossed that I DO NOT have another reaction that minocycline gave me!
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: I have been on and of Solodyn and it works awesome every time! I am 43 years old and started breaking out around my mouth. I was convinced it was adult acne. I never had acne in my younger years so I figured now it was my turn. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed Solodyn. I noticed results as early as one week. I do get very dizzy and tired so I take it a couple of hours, before bed. It is very expensive so make sure you get the discount card from your dermatologist.
minocycline for Acne: I started taking minocycline around 2 years ago. I had bad acne cysts on my chin and they were huge and came a few times a month. After going on the medicine I did not get another acne cyst for 6 months. It worked miracles. After a while though it started to work less and the cysts came back. A few months ago I began developing a red rash on my lips. It would come every few days. I thought I was allergic to my chapstick but it turns out it was a side effect of the minocycline. I discontinued taking it a week ago and the rash went away. I was prescribed doxycycline today and I'm hoping for good results with no side effects.
minocycline for Acne: I'm 18 I've had acne for 7 years now. I started taking minocycline in 2011 and it gave me horrible nausea. I discovered that if you go on a gluten free diet the stomach problems go away as well as the acne! I stopped taking It after about 6 months and my skin stayed clear up until a few months ago.. I'm starting it again now to see how things work. It's a miracle pill though I swear it made my skin literally perfect
minocycline for Acne: I have two pills left for my first month of taking minocycline. I'm 15 and have moderately severe acne. I struggle with my self confidence a lot. As many people say, give it time. Most acne took awhile to build up, so it might take away to clear up. I have large clusters of pimples that range from the hard cyst pimples, to the ones that come to a white head. For the most part, my acne has gotten a little bit better. My breakouts don't last as long and most pimples are flat now. I also use Aczone, too.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: HIGHLY SUGGEST IT!
My acne isn't the type you see on the proactive commercials... the type I have is deep, hard, and typically really difficult to "pop." Mine is all on my cheeks but concentrated around my right jawbone and neck, and it hurts extremely bad when touched. It looks like I've been stung by bees, and is extremely red. No topicals worked,ranging from proactive to prescriptions.
I took solodyn back in '11; I was 19 at the time. It started working within the first month, and by the time fall came around (August) I stopped wearing makeup (acne was GONE!). In 2012 I tried Doxycycline, but it made me SICK and gave me a debilitating headache.. Solodyn has NO side effects for me. I am happily back on it :)
(insurance gets it to $35)
minocycline for Acne: I'm 14 years old and struggled with bad acne and still suffer with scarring. So i got prescribed this medication, I seen improvement within a week and was very excited. There was minor side effects that i had, like headaches and my eyes hurt. But, it worked very good! I am still on this medication, and i take two a day now. It controls my acne and i really don't have any that much but maybe one or two bumps. But, they are gone within 3-4 days. I'm very happy and my confidence has risen higher because of it. ♥
minocycline for Acne: I have really bad acne . I'm nt sure if this product helps with scarring to ? But so far it's been 2 days and I see major improvements. After taking the medicine I do get a little nauseous but it's mild so It's not unbearable . I also wash my face with clearasil acne + mask & use the clearasil cleansing pads throughout the week , or when I get lazy . Other than that this is the BEST thing that ever worked for me .
minocycline for Acne: For most people, this medicine works wonder straight away. As for me, it made my acne worst before it got better. I would get pimple after pimple everyday. And it's those deep painful ones. I'm on to my 6 weeks now and it has gotten a lot better. Those tiny little pimples that don't come to a head are finally gone. I'm only left with a few pimples around the cheeks and a lot of hyperpigmentation. I can't wait to see the final results. It works but it can be really slow. Don't lose hope. Give it 6-12 weeks.
Review by Alison_14 (taken for less than 1 month):
minocycline for Acne: I'm 14 and a freshman in High school. My confidence is very low because of my acne but I have been taking this medication for 2 weeks and I have noticed a big difference! My confidence is a tad bit higher even though I still have acne. But on the bad side I have been having BAD migraines and nausea. But I can cope with it because it has helped my acne so well!
minocycline for Acne: Cleared my skin fast although I had to discontinue it after about a week or so as it was making me feel very nauseous, I also got very itchy. However within a few days the acne was back with vengeance! I started taking them again in desperation and found that when I took them earlier in the day (before my usual 8oclock mark) I no longer felt nauseous and the itching isn't as bad but its a small price to pay for clearer skin!
minocycline for Acne: This works great for me, I have been on this medication for about 2 Weeks. I am so happy with the results so far. I started seeing a difference in my face within 2 days. Although, the side effects get the best of me. I'm lightheaded alot, and I have headaches 24/7. And I'm also sleepy. But, my confidence is really high now, and I couldn't be happier. I hated looking in the mirror, but now I love myself. I was worried that it would get worse, because I'm only 14. And this is my first year of high school. But, I'm truly grateful of this medication.
minocycline for Acne: This works and works very fast. It clears my acne completely in anywhere from 2-5 days, depending on how bad the outbreak. It's shocking how fast it works. I'm 43 and over the years tried everything to clear up bad cystic acne. My diet is fantastic, lots of fruits and veggies/no processed food. Tried every topical product out there, vitamins, you name it. I always break out and always get immediately clear with minocycline. I will keep trying non antibiotic approaches, but so far, nothing else comes even close.
I tried doxycycline twice. As another reviewer said, it took much longer to do what minocycline does for acne.
minocycline for Acne: I can tell you this works and fast. The breakouts are subsiding but not all the way better, but I can see a marked improvement. I've definitely felt the light-headedness but not dizziness. Interestingly I almost feel an odd combination of light-headedness and euphoria. It does seem to affect my sleep making me wake once or twice a night. The first day I started it I went to the gym and got VERY lightheaded between lifts. Then in the sauna I was literally dripping like a wrung towel which made me nervous and I left. I was pretty nervous and feeling lightheaded for a few hours afterwards as well. Going to the the gym for the 1st time since today - hoping this doesn't happen again.
minocycline for Acne: In a week my face went from nasty severe acne vulgaris to perfectly clear. I have acne scars and a week later they even went away so in 2 weeks my face was clear as could be. I've been fighting acne for years.
minocycline for Acne: I'm rating this a 6/10 because it was INCREDIBLE for my acne. After a week my skin had never looked so clear in 10 years. It was seriously amazing. But unfortunately it made me unbearably dizzy. I had to stop after two weeks and I was so upset about it but I just could barely function. I've been taking Doxycycline now for a month and it works half as well but doesn't give me any side effects. I'm bummed out about it but it's worth trying in case you don't have the side effects I did.
Minocin (minocycline) for Acne: I was prescribed this after being diagnosed at age 29 with severe acne vulgaris. This medication gave me no negative side effects that I noticed and cleared my acne up within 1 week. I was prescribed the once a day dosage which is great. I took a break once for a few days and the acne came back. I dashed to my medicine and got back into my normal routine. Acne went away! Its a great medication if used properly. Helped me become more confident as an adult suffering from acne.
Review by Miss Mina (taken for less than 1 month):
minocycline for Rosacea: I took medicine for first time and had an allergic reaction. The palms of my hands and bottom of my feet were itching so bad! Then my entire body starting itching, even my private areas.
minocycline for Acne: I have been on this medication for about 1 1/2 years now. At first, I had major acne. It was not regular acne. I had bumps/pimples all over my forehead. It was so atrocious and I have no clue how this appeared. My self-confidence was decreasing due to these bumps/pimples. Anyhow, I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed minocycline. It takes 4 weeks, for best results. Now about 1 1/2 years later, my acne(bumps) are coming back again.
minocycline for Acne: I'm not perfect with my eating and exercising habits and alas, along with teenage hormones came acne. They're not horrific, but bad enough to be irritating and painful the week before menstruation. I used to take doxycycline but, even from the beginning, it gave me really bad nausea and headaches. I haven't noticed anything too bad with the sun exposure on the minocycline but have had more drowsiness and am currently experiencing headaches and dizziness. It cleared up everything along with my use of a Clarisonic and a benzyl-based topical cream. Definitely try it if other tetracyclines didn't work out for you. This one, despite the side effects, is doing the trick.
Minocin (minocycline) for Acne: I'm 17 years old and have been battling awful cystic acne for about 10 years. As I've aged, it's only worsened, which I'm assuming is due to an influx in hormones. At first, doctors misdiagnosed me as having eczema. When I was finally diagnosed with cystic acne, my doctor prescribed tetracycline. I was on it for about 1 year, at age 14-15, and it helped a little, but not drastic changes. I noticed that it started turning my teeth brown, as if I'd eaten chocolate and didn't drink anything or brush my teeth afterwards. I was prescribed minocycline (Minocin) instead. It has helped my acne tremendously, but it is still turning my teeth brown, which is not flattering nor attractive, especially for a girl my age with dating and all.
minocycline for Acne: 1 week After I delivered, I started to get cystic acne on my chin and jawline and cheek, nose, and even behind my ears. I know the cause...hormones of course! I tried so many prescription creams and over the counter acne cleans with no relief at all. Too depressing and embarrassing and I am not a big fan if foundation and facial cover ups. I was suggested Accutane but no, too many acute side effects. I tried minocycline 100 twice daily for 4 months. No side effects, got rid of all the acne and I had clear skin. The only thing I did not like is that such method of acne treatment took a long time (4 months is a long time for me) to work. Plus I was taking birth control so not really sure which helped me but the combo with the Epiduo cream at night helped!
minocycline for Acne: Cured my acne but made me incredibly dizzy and I suffered from headaches. It is the only thing that has ever worked for my severe acne and I am very sad to stop taking it but the side effects are just unbearable. I'm trying doxycycline now and my fingers are crossed!
Review by IHateAcne (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
minocycline for Acne: I have severe acne and minocycline is the only thing that seems to be working for me. When I take it, there is pretty much never any new acne that comes, except if I forget to take it, then instantly a lot of zits appear.
The problem is that my red marks are still as visible as ever and taking forever to go away and my acne will come back if I stop minocycline. This is my experience, though. It may work better for some people.
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