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Condition: Acne
2/23/2015 12:59:54 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My dermatologist recommended I take minocycline when my cystic acne would flare up (since it's intermittent). Within 48 hour/two doses, I can see my skin calming down and the cysts weakening instead of strengthening. I only take it for a 7-10 days at a time, just to clear things up, then I stop. I've done this several times and I find it quite reliable! I haven't had side effects.

Condition: Acne
1/29/2015 2:58:45 PM

Reviewer: Female (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 16 year old started taking this for his acne and the nausea and headaches started right away. I told him to give him a chance to see if his body would get used to it. Now his whole body is covered with large, red hives he had to get a shot for the itching and discomfort. Please do not let her child or yourself take this med.

Condition: Acne
1/20/2015 11:25:37 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My daughter took minocycline for over a year with poor results. During a routine bloodtest at her physical they found her liver enzymes to be highly elevated. An ultrasound showed no problems. Meanwhile, she stopped taking the mino because it wasn't working. Her liver enzymes became normal, no explanation from md. Then at a new derm she was given Solodyn , which is an extended release minocyc ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
12/10/2014 9:22:46 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
i just got home from "flawless skin powered by professionals" my doc recommended me this capsule (minocin) and i just taked it now before bedtime. i dont feel any side effects now. maybe after 15 days (as prescribe by my doc) i'll see the results. (together with the products she prescribed) `a 19-yr old who has severe itchy acne"

Condition: Acne
10/2/2014 8:36:35 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 19-yr-old daughter began taking this about 10 weeks ago for acne. She recently has experienced dizziness and spells of anxiety. She will cry for no apparent reason. She has always been an emotionally and physically healthy child. After reading many of these posts, I am pretty certain that it is this med and I have taken her off of it. Praying that it gets out of her system quickly and I get m ... Show Full Comment

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