Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:59 PM
Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:21 PM
Posted 14 June 2014 - 04:08 PM
No its not good to be one prescribed antibiotics for a long period of time. You are prone to future antibiotic resistant strains of infection, your immune system is also considered weaker in the respect that you are supplementing antibiotics instead of your own immune system to fight infections. You also are at risk for side effects and adverse effects to long term minocycline use.
Regardless of what your derm says its your body its your health. You do as you wish.
Posted 22 June 2014 - 02:58 PM
If I was you I would request a blood test. A few years ago I was on minocycline for over a year and a routine blood test showed that I had slightly reduced liver function due to the minocycline. I didn't even have any side effects or anything. This returned to normal after stopping the mino. If the results of your blood test are normal and your doctor says that it's safe to continue then I don't see why you can't keep taking it. Interestingly I inquired about taking mino again recently and I was told that it's not prescribed much anymore in the uk for acne due to the side effects.
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