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Is it ok to take zinc and Vitamin D3 pills while on Minocycline and tretinoin gel?

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I have been using Tretinoin microsphere gel 0.1% and Minocycline 100mg (twice a day) for a couple of months now and I was on the acneeinstein.com website and the suggestion of taking zinc/Vitamin D3 pills was suggested. I wanted to ask and see if it was ok that I take these pills along with the medications that have been prescribed to me?


thanks in advance.

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Ask your doctor but you should NOT take zinc with minocycline(or any tetracycline) as zinc will severaly decrease effects of minocycline. If you really HAVE to take zinc then take it few hours after(and before)  minocycline.

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40 minutes ago, Umas said:

Ask your doctor but you should NOT take zinc with minocycline(or any tetracycline) as zinc will severaly decrease effects of minocycline. If you really HAVE to take zinc then take it few hours after(and before)  minocycline.

@Umas - thanks for the reply, but just curious...how do you know it dimishes the effect of mino? Is there a source or link that you can provide?

it's not that I dont believe you, I am just curious 

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41 minutes ago, Umas said:
Awesome. Thanks for the links!

I actually took the zinc, Vitamin D3 and mino all at the same time today...smh. It is only my first day on the zinc and D3 pills so I will surely not make that mistake again.

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