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Has anyone tried Differin and Benzaclyn?

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Old 03-11-2003, 06:17 PM   #1
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Post Has anyone tried Differin and Benzaclyn?

Hey guys!
My new derm prescribed me Differin gel for night time and Benzaclyn for daytime. Has anyone tried it though? Will it do anything? He also gave me minocycline 50mg for one week. Will this do anything?

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Old 03-12-2003, 06:15 AM   #2
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yes i have used them all (at different times though) and all did very well for me to clear me up. the only problem i had was that differin dried me out incredibly.

Old 03-12-2003, 06:39 AM   #3
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Mino is working for me at 75mgs 2 x a day. Hope once I stop it my problem doesnt return although thats what a lot of people say here. Have not used your other 2 scripts. Good luck.

Old 03-12-2003, 12:35 PM   #4
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I take differin at night with MDforte along with monodox. The differin seems to work for me but the klaron topical lotion seems to make my acne redder.

Old 03-12-2003, 01:03 PM   #5
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I took mino too...and it was brilliant but the bc pill was what cleared my skin...just got to get rid of the scars now...

Differin was horrible for me, cause scarring and no difference to my skin.

Old 03-12-2003, 01:19 PM   #6
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Differin did nothing for me even after about 8 months. I am now going to start to use tazorac. I tried this before about 2 years ago, but it didn't work. I just realized that the samples he gave me were EXPIRED! I never looked at the box when I was trying it, I just assumed it didn't help! He wanted me to give it another try this week and when I went to use it I thought I'd better check because I had it sitting in the bathroom for so long. Come to find out it expired in Jan '01.........He gave it to me in summer of '01 !! LOSER!!
So I will try this again. As far as the Differin, I really liked the way it went on but I just continued to break out over and over. But it must have been doing a little something because when I stopped it, I broke out really bad!
Good luck

Old 03-13-2003, 03:13 PM   #7
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i've tried both too but neither worked very well for me. benzaclyn made me extremely dry & didn't really help at all & i don't think i was on differin long enough to see any real results except that it made my acne worse but that was supposed to happen. it didn't dry me out as bad as benzaclyn but i quit for some reason & i can't remember why. i wish my doc had put me on mino instead of tetracycline & erythromycin.
good luck to who tries them

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