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User Reviews for Minocin to treat Acne

Minocin has an average rating of 6.7 out of 10 from a total of 12 ratings for the treatment of Acne. 50% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 17% reported a negative effect.

Minocin Rating Summary

6.7/10 average rating

12 ratings from 13 user reviews.

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Reviews for Minocin

chief · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 12, 2020

“Minocycline worked wonders for both my acne and rosacea. it gave me skin I could only dream of. Only a few days of 100mg per day was enough to clear me up completely and with no side effects. I stayed on it for 7,5 months, had to stop because I thought it was starting to lose its effectiveness at that point. My acne & rosacea ofc came back and worse than they were before minocin, which made me resent taking it even tho it gave me such good skin in the short term. Overall, miracle drug but for the short term. still wish I never took it bc after stopping it my breakouts turned kinda worse.”

9 / 10
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112268 March 6, 2016

“I never had problems with acne as a teenager or young adult. I'm 47 & I started getting terrible, very painful, cystic acne about 6 months ago. It covered the entire surface of my chin & some around my nose & mouth. I was mortified & depressed cause of these horrific awful lesions on my face. I would do everything possible to avoid interaction with people, I hated going anywhere other than home & even at home it was hard to let my man look at me. I had no clue I had cystic acne. I thought it was just hormonal changes. I couldn't take it anymore, it wasn't going away no matter what I did. I went to the doctor & he put me on Minocin twice a day & within a week my face is 98% clear. I can hold my head up again with confidence.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 9, 2013

“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.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous March 19, 2010

“I used Minocin for about 20 years (16 - 36 years approx) which controlled my acne perfectly. Before I started taking this I had very, very severe acne, huge boils and spots all over my back and face but this seems to cure it. I was very lucky - I had no side effects apart from bad stomach if I took too many.”

10 / 10
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TK · Taken for less than 1 month March 9, 2020

“I got prescribed minocin for my acne by my dermatologist. I used it for 3 days because I had irregular heartbeat and felt out of the focus all the time, I didn’t feel motivated. But it was a good thing because I turned out to have high prolactin and probably didn’t need it...”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 9, 2013

“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.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous January 22, 2010

“My son has been using this drug for about a month. He has had no side effects at all. His face has cleared up well from what it was. The acne hasn't totally gone but it's less severe now and not as red as it was.”

6 / 10
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Anonymous January 6, 2010

“I had very good results from Minocin as far as my acne was concerned. My face started clearing up and was looking almost back to normal. I did experience the dizziness and frequent yeast infections while on this but thought it was worth it. After about 3 months, I was feeling very bad, my joints all ached so bad I had decreased my activities and almost stopped dancing. My parents were having me worked up for Arthritis and I was having blood in my stool suddenly. My mom talked to a Doctor at work and found out it was the Minocin that was causing all the joint pain and probably a lesion in my bowels. I immediately stopped it and am now back to normal and have bad acne again.”

1 / 10
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gjrod06 September 6, 2009

“I used this medicine for less than a week. It really improved my skin but I had some bad side effects which included being dizzy and light-headed. I also had stomach cramps and very bad diarrhea. I tried taking it with and without food.”

6 / 10
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Londonlad. January 28, 2013

“I took Minocin in my late teens for about 5 years and from what I remember I never had a single outbreak or flare up while taking it. Having said that, if I missed a few days meds the acne would break out. Though it never cleared my skin completely it most certainly helped.”

8 / 10
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sdeaver1 February 14, 2010

“I took this medication a couple years ago. Within just a few weeks it was working amazing and my skin was clearing up and looked great!!! I went off the med so that I could go on birth control. I've had trouble with several birth controls and now 2 years later at the age of 22, I'm not currently on any form of birth control so I started this up again about 3 months ago for my acne. I was on it for 2 months, never missed a dose....and there was not one change in my skin. I'm sure it all depended on my health 2 yrs ago and now, the different meds i'm on now and wasn't in the past, etc. Several factors could be played as to why it's no longer working for me at this time. So I'd say at least give it a shot because when it did work, IT WORKED!”

5 / 10
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Anonymous September 24, 2010

“15 year old daughter used Minocycline for 2 months and it was super at clearing her whiteheads-face, back, neck. Then we took a break, acne came back. MD gave us brand name version (1 pill/day verses 2per/day with generic, and much more expensive) and it didn't work at all after 2 months. Tried generic minocycline again after waiting a few months, and unfortunately we saw no results second time around. Trying birth control pills now.”

6 / 10
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Anonymous November 3, 2008

“I used this medicine for a week. I felt numb all the time and was dizzy and had nausea. It did start to work right away and my acne started to clear up.”

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