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Does Minocycline get rid of moderate cystic acne??

I just got a prescription for this, but the doc said he would prescribe accutane if I want. I have 1-2 cysts at any given time (am clear maybe 1 week out of the month). Does Minocycline clear this kind of acne, or does it only work on non-cystic acne?

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The first time I ever went to a derm, minocycline was the first thing she prescribed along with a bunch of topicals. My acne is cystic and it was moderate at the time. Minocycline gave me clear skin for 6 months, but then she took me off of it and gave me milder topicals and the cysts came back.

It might give you clear skin for a few months but it may come back once you finish your course.

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