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Old 01-31-2003, 02:01 AM   #1
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Post minocycline - initial breakout?!

I've been on mino for about 3 weeks now - 100mg a day. So far, my skin has only gotten worse. For anyone who is on this drug, is it normal to experience a breakout in the beginning? Also, how long did you take it before you started seeing clearer skin? Thanks so much - I'm new here!

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Old 01-31-2003, 04:52 AM   #2
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I noticed similar stuff on my third week, but I dont know if its contributed to Mino. Its an antibiotic so it shouldnt really do that.

Old 01-31-2003, 07:16 PM   #3
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I've been on mino since Oct. It cleared me up instantly and haven't had any major problems since. I did not get an initital breakout.

Old 02-01-2003, 08:33 AM   #4
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I'm sure your breakout has nothing to do with Mino. It's an antibiotic, and it should theoretically stop the bacteria from causing new breakouts; but you probably know this already.

When I started Mino one year ago, I did break out, but that had more to do with my breakout "cycle" than with Mino. Luckily, I saw noticeable improvement from Mino after six weeks, and was clear after eight weeks. My acne was moderate with ocassional cysts.

Best of luck to you!

Old 02-01-2003, 08:36 AM   #5
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whats your dosage?

Old 02-01-2003, 02:40 PM   #6
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Thanks, Evelyn! Your post made a lot of sense. Hopefully this breakout will end soon and I will start to see the results of the antibiotics!

Old 02-02-2003, 07:24 PM   #7
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No problem, Tracy!

Originally posted by shady5000!:

whats your dosage?

I started taking Mino in Dec. 2001, and took 100mg 2x daily. I'm now down to 100mg every other day.


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