JA046 added a topic in Prescription acne medicationsBirth Control Pills And Stopping DoxycyclineHello!
I'm currently taking doxycycline and I've now been taking Zarah (generic for Yasmin) for a little over three weeks. I'm using Zarah for acne and contraceptive purposes, but my doctor didn't want me to stop taking the doxy right as I started the pill because he thought that my acne might flare up. So, I've been erm... abstinent for the past few weeks because I know that antibiotics can hinder the effectiveness of the pill. I'm supposed to stop taking the doxy after my first month of Zarah, but I'm worried that since my skin isn't where I want it to be, that it still might flare up. I like the progress I've been making while using both, so I'm thinking about refilling my last prescription and continuing the doxy for an additional month, just to see if my progress continues.
Has anyone else stopped taking doxycycline while on birth control, and what was your experience? Did you have flare ups? Were they temporary, or did they last longer than the suggested 3 months that your body is supposed to adjust to the birth control for?
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