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It's been five weeks since I was put on 100mg of Minocycline daily (50mg twice daily) for my acne. I have not seen an improvement yet. I was thinking if there has been no noticeable improvement after I finished my second bottle of Minocycline (which will be week eight), I am considering to go back to the doctors to see what he thinks. If he advises me to go to a dermatologist (as he said he might, when I started the antibiotics), I will, if mum agrees of course. Do you think I should do that?

What would be the next treatment after Minocycline to try? There would be no point to try Tetracycline and Doxycycline. Maybe Bactrim? I don't know. Would the next step be Roaccutane? :redface:

Thank-you to all help in advance!

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Thanks for the reply. Should I wait to see how the Minocycline goes first?

Yeh, that would regardless(at least it should) Accutane would break you out at first before improving

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Thanks for the reply. Should I wait to see how the Minocycline goes first?

Yeh, that would regardless(at least it should) Accutane would break you out at first before improving

Yeah, true.

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It's been five weeks since I was put on 100mg of Minocycline daily (50mg twice daily) for my acne. I have not seen an improvement yet. I was thinking if there has been no noticeable improvement after I finished my second bottle of Minocycline (which will be week eight), I am considering to go back to the doctors to see what he thinks. If he advises me to go to a dermatologist (as he said he might, when I started the antibiotics), I will, if mum agrees of course. Do you think I should do that?

What would be the next treatment after Minocycline to try? There would be no point to try Tetracycline and Doxycycline. Maybe Bactrim? I don't know. Would the next step be Roaccutane? :redface:

Thank-you to all help in advance!

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Hi, if your acne doesn't respond to taking minocycline you might have to increase the dosage to 200 mg a day initially.I was first put on minocin at the 100 mg daily dosage and it didn't help my acne. I went back to see the same doctor and he put me on the 200 mg daily dosage for the first 3 months, and it cleared my acne up

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It's been five weeks since I was put on 100mg of Minocycline daily (50mg twice daily) for my acne. I have not seen an improvement yet. I was thinking if there has been no noticeable improvement after I finished my second bottle of Minocycline (which will be week eight), I am considering to go back to the doctors to see what he thinks. If he advises me to go to a dermatologist (as he said he might, when I started the antibiotics), I will, if mum agrees of course. Do you think I should do that?

What would be the next treatment after Minocycline to try? There would be no point to try Tetracycline and Doxycycline. Maybe Bactrim? I don't know. Would the next step be Roaccutane? :redface:

Thank-you to all help in advance!

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Hi, if your acne doesn't respond to taking minocycline you might have to increase the dosage to 200 mg a day initially.I was first put on minocin at the 100 mg daily dosage and it didn't help my acne. I went back to see the same doctor and he put me on the 200 mg daily dosage for the first 3 months, and it cleared my acne up

Okay, cool. How long were you initially on 100mg of Minocycline?

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