Re: Minocycline is not working?
Tulipsss, if you're only seeing a little improvement after three months of mino you should either request to increase the dosage (if you're not already taking it 2x a day) or request to try spiro and possibly accutane. Mino can be REALLY effective for acne, but it usually only takes about a 1-1.5 months to see results, provided you take it at the same time every day and avoid certain vitamins and minerals when you take it (they can can block its absorption). Doxy is the next strongest acne antibiotic, so maybe you could try that, but I would say that if your acne is really bothering you, maybe request spiro while you wait the 2 months to deal with the hassle of getting on accutane. Cycline antibiotics can have side effects that are just as bad as accutane IMO.
Last edited by crookedhearts; 09-06-2012 at 12:43 PM.