[QUOTE=ol'lady]Thanks for the replies ya'll. My son has been on Minocycline for about 5 months now, along with retin-a micro (for about3 months) and benzaclin and a BP wash in the morning (for the entire 5 months also). I worry about him taking the antibiotic, but his acne was pretty severe to begin with. I just don't know how bad it would get it he left it off. The prescription is only for 6 months, so he'd have to see the derm about another one or something different in another month anyway. I really wish he could leave that off, but I'm sure he doesn't want to go back and have that horrible acne again!
How is his acne now? If he's clear, I'd say see what the doctor says and what your son wishes to do.
Antibiotics are bad, but your son's self-esteem is priceless unless he's having side effects IMHO.