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Condition: Acne
8/2/2009 12:30:57 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am a 26 female with severe adult cystic acne. tetracycline clears my acne completely within a month and a half. I have been on and off of this med for 8 years. SE I've encountered are recurring yeast inf and sensitivity to the sun. It is not a med to be on during pregnancy, this I found was the only down side. It is a severe teratogen, that at about the 10th week of pregnancy effects the dev ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
6/5/2009 11:42:10 PM

Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took this medication for about a month. My acne decreased and everything was fine. However a month in it broke me out in humongous clusters of whelts over my entire body. I was forced to take steroids to counteract the reaction. I would reccomend you take it at your own risk.

Condition: Acne
4/2/2009 12:10:18 AM

Reviewer: gonZ., 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Tetracycline was not very effective for me. I though i was starting to see some change in my skin but the break out came right back.

Condition: Acne
1/5/2009 3:51:51 PM

Reviewer: michelle86, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication did not work and was a pain to take. I had to take this pill 3 times a day, not within an hour of dairy or 30 min of laying down. At first I thought this medication was helping but then my body got use to the drug and started breaking out again.

Condition: Acne
9/30/2008 3:46:22 PM

Reviewer: number5, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I first took tetracycline when I was 14 and it worked perfectly but my parents made me cease taking it due to a significant loss of weight (have to take it on an empty stomach plus it made me lose my appetite). I gained my weight back really slowly and the acne came back within 6 months. So now I'm 19 and have decided to take it again. In the beginning I took it on an empty stomach and my ... Show Full Comment

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