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    Condition: Acne
    11/18/2015 3:38:17 PM

    Reviewer: 19-24 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Prescribed for acne. Worked well while i took it. But this will only work while you take it. So when you stop taking you can expect your acne to come back. Since prolonged use of antibiotics can destroy your guts microflora and also compromise you immune system, I would recomend skipping this and go straight for an effective cure such as isotretinoin. Also I got the stomach flu 2 times while takin ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Acne
    11/5/2015 10:41:30 PM

    Reviewer: Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I started taking this after my dermatologist prescribed it and after 2 weeks I had an allergic reaction. First started with headaches and blurry vision then I woke up with hives all over my body and my hands and feet started to swell. I went to the emergency room where they told me this drug was the cause!!! DO NOT TAKE I have never had any problems with antibiotics before but this was awful!!!

    Condition: Acne
    10/16/2015 5:00:58 AM

    Reviewer: jbx, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I had severe hormonal and cystic acne since the 6th grade. My family and I tried every possible known method of treating my acne naturally without any oral medication. Topical creams and gels only worked for only a short amount of time. Before my sophomore year of high school, I was prescribed Minocycline by my doctor. Thankfully, I did not experience any side effects like those listed on this rev ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Acne
    8/31/2015 9:11:41 AM

    Reviewer: casper, Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had a close family member take this drug for acne. After taking for 2 months she developed a rash, shortly after that shortness of breath a skin biopsy was done which indicated DRESS a severe systemic allergic reaction. She was placed on oral prednisone. As she was tapering off the prednisone she developed severe chest pain and extreme fatigue. She was taken to the hospital where she cardiac arr ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Acne
    4/4/2015 8:05:38 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Landed my daughter in the hospital. Headaches and double vision. Spinal tap to relieve pressure around the brain and blood patch to close the holes from the spinal. It was working on the acne, but the payback was not worth it at all. 4 months of use.

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