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Do you need antibiotics/retinoids when on bcp?

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Do you need to use oral/topical antibiotics and retinoids when you're on the pill, or can you start to wean yourself off of those?

How many meds is considered too much?

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There is no "one answer fits all".

If your skin continues to break out, keep up with your current treatments.

If it clears on bc, then you can likely decrease your treatments.

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Thanks for the replies!

I'm slowly trying to cut down on the number of prescriptions I use to minimize potential side effects in the long run.

I decided to start bcp because I had a feeling most of my acne is hormonal. I do agree that having bcp, oral & topical antibiotics, and a retinoid makes a good combo in fighting acne effectively. I just hope once I try weaning myself off, my acne can be controlled with just the bcp and maybe 1 not-so-harsh topical.

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If you really want to minimize your prescriptions,

I would just do the bc pills and a good topical.

Antibiotics leave too many side effects (or at least in my case)

Good luck :)

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