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I am concerned that you are going off of antibiotics. I also think minocycline is one of the least effective antibiotics for treating acne. If you want to get better, ask your dermatologist for keflex or amoxil. You can tolerate those antibiotics at a higher dosage without the nausea caused by minocin. I take 1,500mg of amoxil everyday and my skin is clear. I also have been on amoxil for close to three years and it is still effective. My guess is that your derm prescribed 100mg of minocin twice a day. Hardly a therapeutic dose.I also recommend benzaclin or duac along with tretinoin or differin. I had skin worse than yours and now I have zero pimples 98% of the time. I get an occasional spot on my back or in my ear ie places where I can't put medication easily.

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I have been on and off antibiotics for a while, and I think this is one of the main reasons why I got the cystic acne to begin with. (I took 4 at one time 3 years ago). So I WILL be going off the antibiotics because we have deemed this to be the cause.

Thank you for your comment though.

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