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Minocycline for Rosacea User Reviews

Brand names: Minocin, Solodyn, Dynacin, Minolira, Minocin for Injection, Ximino

Minocycline has an average rating of 8.6 out of 10 from a total of 36 reviews for the off-label treatment of Rosacea. 78% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 8% reported a negative experience.

Minocycline rating summary

8.6/10 average rating

36 ratings from 41 user reviews.

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Reviews for Minocycline

  • XO77
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 9, 2019

Dynacin (minocycline) "I had rosacea for six years. It was debilitating. I was in severe depression from it. I tried everything. Then I went to a skin doctor who told me I had the worst case of rosacea that he’d ever seen. I hated him for saying that but he prescribed Dynacin and within 3 days the rosacea was gone. I did not want to stay on antibiotics so I only took it for 30 days. My skin stayed clear for about a year when I had a small flare up and I took another 30 day dose. I have not taken it again. My skin has remained clear and it has been 15 years now. I had no side effects."

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  • Jasper
  • May 24, 2013

"I first started using minocycline when my rosacea got so bad it was affecting my eyes. This cleared it up in a few days. About a year ago I stopped using minocycline and yes, the rosacea came back. So I started it again and in 5 days the rosacea was totally cleared up again. I've noticed no side effects whatsoever. It really works for me."

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  • Anonymous
  • January 21, 2013

"I have used this medication successfully for years. Initially I used it daily for a few weeks, then tapered down to 3 times a weeks, then only 3 days in a row for flare ups. I haven't used any for 3 years until just recently when I had a flare up. After one dose the redness decreased and no new pustules. The only side effect has been yeast infection when I take higher doses, i.e., twice a day for 5-7 days, but I have not found that I need to do that. I can usually take 50 mg, once a day for 3 days, then I take a dose every other day for 3 days. By then the pustules have resolved and no yeast infection."

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  • OzTra...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 20, 2016

"As I live in Australia minocycline is cheap - it only costs $10 for 60 pills. I was diagnosed with papulopustular rosacea by a dermatologist. I'd always had a slight redness on the cheeks and slight redness under the skin of my nose but over a 6 week period many tiny pustules emerged and the redness got worse. Went to a dermatologist and he gave me the diagnosis and prescribed Soolantra indicating that it would take weeks/months to work. I didn't want to wait that long so I did extensive research on the internet and made the decision to ignore him and go to a GP and go on Minocycline 2 days later. Best decision I ever made. The Minocycline at 50mg a day made the pustules go away in only 2 weeks and the redness has significantly decreased."

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  • Cali...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 17, 2016

"My rosacea after 40 flared up the worst I've ever seen small pustules started on the left side of my cheek spreading and covering my whole entire face except for my nose down to my neck and facial swelling around the eyes. All my flare-ups is always associated with itching, stinging and crawling feeling on my face. My doctor put me on Minocycline 100 MG twice a day and after 2 days I seen major results small pustules disappeared quickly and itching stop. I am a African-American with rosacea."

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  • Anonymous
  • December 28, 2009

"I have had Rosacea since I was 18. I am now 48, I have tried a few different medicines. This is the first that has improved my skin to the condition it was in before Rosacea. I have not had any side effects from this drug. I give it a 10."

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  • Anonymous
  • October 7, 2008

"Whenever I have a flare-up I take 100 mg twice a day and it quickly resolves the problem and my skin looks wonderful. I take a lot a other medications for allergies and high blood pressure and this has never interfered with any of them."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 11, 2018

"At 46 years old rosacea started .... At first bland but then after 2 years pustules and swollen nose: a monster! The minocin helped me. As pustules appear I take it for a week and everything passes. Zero side effects, thanks Minocin."

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  • rosac...
  • March 19, 2011

Solodyn (minocycline) "I was given Solodyn for 3 months as part of a study. Within 3 days I saw a big difference. I was mainly looking to get rid of the red hue on my face since birth. I soon discovered that I had inflammation of my facial skin that was soon gone. My facial skin took on a whole new texture and what few tiny pimples I would get no longer existed. I have been without for 2 months now and my face has returned to it's original state. The rosacea on my collar bone/upper chest has not returned. I would recommend this to anyone who asked. Hoping to start doxycycline soon and get similar results."

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  • graye...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • June 1, 2012

Minocin (minocycline) "Although it took 6 weeks to show improvement, after that it worked great. The doctor told me it would take that long. I had no side effects. I had a red area on my nose and under my eye for months and doctor said it was rosacea. It cleared it completely. I also have red and dry skin on my cheeks and jaw that the medicine did NOT help."

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  • Tliia...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 7, 2017

"I am 46 and have had rosacea my whole life, but never had a bad outbreak until recently. I tried other antibiotics (oral and topical) and minocycline was the only one that actually cleared my skin back to normal- even the slight redness on my cheeks is going away. I started taking 100 mg twice a day and noticed a difference in a day re- burning lessened. It took about 5 days for my skin to return to its pre-rosacea state. I will continue using minocycline."

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  • Becke...
  • December 6, 2015

"I have had rosacea for about a year. It was really bad in the winter months. I was perscribed minocycline a month ago and my face is 100% better. I have noticed that my hair feels totally different. I normally have dry curly hair, and now it is straight and healthy. Has anyone else noticed this with their hair?"

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  • DaveMez
  • September 24, 2015

"Minocycline worked from day one for me. I had used a low dose for about 5 years and then stopped using it. I was clear for awhile but need to get back on it to have the quality of life I had while using it, I felt a little weird the first week I used it, but that feeling eventually went away. I tried every topical medication, but none seemed to work."

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  • Anonymous
  • April 13, 2011

"I had rosacea (occasional red bumps and redness) on my face (only) for several years. I finally saw a dermatologist, who prescribed minocycline plus a topical application, Clarifoam EF. Since I began treatment seven weeks ago, my skin improved noticeably with the first ten days and has not shown return of the symptoms. I'm waiting to see if it does return when I am completely off the minocycline. A possible side benefit (or coincident), I had a thickening in my throat and chronic cough when lying down or when breathing deeply or laughing. That also was gone within the first two weeks."

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  • April 4, 2011

"My doctor said I had the worst case of Rosacea he had ever seen. He prescribed a couple of topicals and this medicine. This pill really worked for me. If I have a flare up, I take a couple and it goes away."

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  • Govey
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 7, 2015

"I developed Rosacea at the age of 45, and it got progressively worse over a 6 month period, changing from facial redness, to small pustules on my nose, and began to spread to my cheecks, above my lips, forehead, etc. Clindamycin topical lotion did basically nothing for me. My doctor put me on minocycline, and I began to see results in 4-5 days. I've been on it for 3 weeks now, and haven't had a single pustule, and the redness has greatly subsided."

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  • Anonymous
  • March 16, 2010

"I had a severe allergic reaction after using it for 2 weeks. I first noticed my lips swelling and then I broke out in big welts. I also had the worst chocking feeling ever. The itching was unreal. I went back to the Doctor and she put me on Prednisone yesterday. The itching has gotten worse. I am thinking that I may be having an allergic reaction to this also. I will be back at the Dr.'s office as soon as she opens."

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  • Anonymous
  • May 31, 2009

Minocin (minocycline) "This medication works well for me. It took a very long time before I was finally diagnosed with Rosacea. I kept hoping I would just out grow adolescent acne even all the way into my late twenties. The only side effect I have encountered is yeast infections. I started taking acidophillus which helps but am now going to consult a nutritionist to see if they can help diet wise. The benefits of the drug outway the side effect but I hope to find a happy balance."

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  • Daydr...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • May 1, 2018

Minocin (minocycline) "I suffered for years with Rosacea before seeking treatment. After finally seeking help I was prescribed Minocin. One course completely cleared up the problem and 18 years on I haven’t any further breakouts."

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  • Pierom
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • January 22, 2019

"At 52, I had terrible rosacea, from day to night. I tried creams and lotions but they were useless. I went to the dermatologist who has prescribed me Minocin 100 mg x 10 days .... All my rosacea is in the past!!!! At the first signs of it return I take a course and solve it. Thanks Minocin."

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  • MICHE...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 7, 2023

"Hello, I developed rosacea in my mid 30s & it started with the redness, and then the bumps on my cheeks, forehead, and chin. After two years, I finally saw a dermatologist because the texture and inflammation was increasing. My dermatologist prescribed minocycline and it started to help within the first two days (after 2-3 doses)."

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  • Jess
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 9, 2020

"I was prescribed this for my papulopustular rosacea I started experiencing a year ago. Nothing seemed to make it go away, tried doxycycline but didn't see much of a difference in the bumps, inflammation, and redness. But with minocycline 100mg per day I've experienced smoother skin than before. There is still a bit of redness but can cover with makeup. It did take 2 weeks to start to see improvement. Currently on my 5th week and love how the tiny bumps are gone and inflammation has significantly improved."

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  • Jen
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 20, 2019

"DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE! I was prescribed this drug for rosacea acne. I started at 1 pill a day as I easily get migraines. This pill messed with my mind. Felt disoriented, out of it, stiff neck pain, overwhelmed, no concentration after three days of being on the pill. Took it for five days though and stopped. Did clear acne but then came back a week later. Not worth the side effects. Going back next week for an alternative. This medicine scared me before I even started it. I did follow the rules...don't lay down until an hour after taking, can't take antacids or multivitamins, can't take long term due to liver damage. Felt like a gremlin!"

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  • Anjtan
  • July 2, 2017

"I have suffered from rosacea for the last few years but only in the last few months has it gotten out of control. My Dr has prescribed Minocycline 100mg twice a day. I have been on this medication now for 3 days and have no results. For anyone who has used this medication when did they start seeing postive signs of improvement? These flare up are really leaving me feeling down and depressed."

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  • Yukon
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • March 29, 2019

"I was prescribed minocycline for ocular rosacea in 2014. I was taking 100mg daily right up to Jan 2019. My skin was turning blackish grey on the forearms, shins, forehead, and neck. My ears also were ringing continuously. I learned that these are side effects of long term use of minocycline. I have stopped taking the drug and discoloration of my skin is only now beginning to clear up and the ear ringing is lessening. Cleared up the rosacea but caused additional problems. Be careful with this drug."

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