My daughter started taking Doxycycline a week ago and there is a marked improvement in her face. She has used many products in the past three years but they no longer clear up the acne. I am wondering how long should a 15-year old be on this drug?
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I took a form of antibiotic for years for acne and was fine. It was called Robitaxin or something and it was for acne, and I had no problems at all. It was a form of tetracycline and it did markedly improve my complexion. If you are concerned, discuss this with the prescribing dermatologist and also the pharmacist. Unless she is having side effects, she should be fine on it for possibly years. She may get a yeast infection, I did NOT, but some girls do. It also may lessen the effectiveness of birth control pills, the pharmacist can guide you on that, when and if she is on those. Patti
I am glad to here your daughter has responded well to this medication... in my opinion if there were no inserts with the med. when u got them from pharmacy, I would definitely talk to your daughters dermatoligist about the length of time she should be on it etc... also I am sur u can talk to the pharmacist and they can do research to let u no possibly... but I would first talk to the dermatoligist, for she might not need to be on this med for a long period of time, u also need to find out what the side effects are of taking this med long time is, for some meds, taking long time can effect kidneys, liver and so on... best of luck... contact her dermatoligist asap and find out the facts just don't take it or let her take it upon herself to keep taking this med. until she no's what the long term results are... good luck...
- Doxycycline Information for Consumers
- Doxycycline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Doxycycline (detailed)
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