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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of minocycline Oral.

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Condition: Acne
11/5/2013 12:29:27 AM

Reviewer: 13-18 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My dermatologist put me on the antibiotic.The first few weeks of my time on minocycline were fine, but 3 weeks later a series of painful headaches, dizziness, double and blurred vision, and extreme nausea hit me. My primary doctor immediately dismissed my use of the medicine. although it seemed to improve my skin, the horrid side effects were definitely not worth it.

Condition: Acne
10/28/2013 6:09:55 PM

Reviewer: user5067, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Went to the dermatologist and was prescribed this for perioral dermatitis. Took this medicine the first week without a problem but the longer I took it, I started developing a small itchy rash on my arm one day, but it disappeared after an hour, so I thought no big deal. The next morning I woke up itching all over my body with little bumps that would come and go and swollen eyes. Went back to the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
9/22/2013 1:04:24 PM

Reviewer: 13-18 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 14 yr old son took 65mg Solodyn (Minocycline) for about 1.5 weeks to treat moderate acne. He started itching and broke out in hives on his torso. The next day it moved to his limbs. Aching joints, swollen hands and feet. Shoulder blades and knees also hurt. He can barely walk or use his hands. Doctor prescribed only Bendadryl and said it should be gone in 2 weeks. He has never had an allergic ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
8/2/2013 4:52:38 PM

Reviewer: green864, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was prescribed Minocycline about a year ago. The first few months I saw very little change. However after a while I noticed my acne did clear up a little bit. Nothing major by any means. After about 8 months of taking Minocycline, I developed small dark spots on my lower legs (calf area, both legs). After seeing my Family Doctor, I was advised it was a side effect of the Birth Control I was also ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
6/14/2013 8:02:48 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Difficult to take on empty stomach because of other meds. Even when taken properly didnt work very well.

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