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

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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.

Condition: Acne
5/29/2013 11:55:52 AM

Reviewer: bethk9887, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
it's generally easy to take; my pharmacist recommended i take it with foods (that are low in calcium and iron) which tends to be a bit annoying, but whatever. i find it works well when I am consistent in taking it. I've had a few weeks where I was bad at taking it, and the results showed about a month later (minor break out). i dont have any acne on my face, but see the occasional on my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
4/10/2013 12:48:45 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I gotta say, I hate being the harbinger of bad news, but here I go... I have been taking this drug for 4 months, and honestly my acne situation has not improved at all. I still have the comedones, the inflamed whiteheads (fun, I know), and oily skin. Although I have experienced no side effects, I have also not experienced any acne improvement, so I am starting to wonder if this pill does anything ... Show Full Comment

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