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Old 11-05-2001, 12:42 PM   #1
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tetracycline compared to minocycline?

Does minocycline work alot better then tetracycline? I read they are similar, just the mino is more expensive. Is there any big difference between them?

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Old 11-05-2001, 02:19 PM   #2
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Re: tetracycline compared to minocycline?

Minocycline is more effective and much more expensive than Tetracycline, although I believe Minocycline is a form of Tetracycline. The reason it is more effective is because mincycline is better absorbed or something like that.

Old 11-05-2001, 03:39 PM   #3
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Re: tetracycline compared to minocycline?

Mino is more effective, but if you've never used an antibiotic before, use tetracycline, it'll work just as well.

Or, don't use antibiotics at all. If I had the choice to stop myself from taking my very first tetracycline pil I would have stopped myself. The acne only gets worse in my case :L

Old 11-06-2001, 05:19 PM   #4
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Re: tetracycline compared to minocycline?

As far as I understand, minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. I believe minocycline is 'stronger' (for lack of a better word). I guess they are structurally similar yet different. In my case tetracycline didn't work, but minocycline does. Good luck. <IMG SRC=""> And to be sure, ask you DR.

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