I'd say around 4-8 weeks, but some people are different and get results much quicker. I wouldn't recommend "spot treating" because the medicine is only applied to one or several blemishes to make them go away and help prevent them from comming back again, but what about the rest of your face?
tetracycline didnt clear me up at all.It just relocated the breakouts (clusters of them) to my cheeks and that was over 2 years ago,there just now starting to clear up.Tetra.. also gave me stomach problems that I still have today.
PS.Antibiotics dont usually work,they just mess with your system.
Differin, Clindamycin and Minocycline cleared me 100% for about 9 months.
Antibiotics curb the production of certain bacterias in your body such as acne influencing bacteria. They work for most, but for others they don't. It's bais and incorrect of you, uniquejustlikeeveryoneels, to say that. Yes, it's true that you shouldn't eat before you take Tetracycline because it won't be absorbed into the body efficiently and this is known to make people naeuseated. In that case I'd suggest that you move to another pill in the cycline family that CAN be taken with food such as Minocycline or Doxycycline.