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Amoxicillin, final frontier?

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I have finally given up and went to see the derm since it was the derm who cured my acne several years back.

But today, he prescribed Amoxicillin, a whopping 875 mg x2 a day. I'm somewhat hesitant that I might need this drug in the future for life threatening disease and if I take it now I might become resistent to it.

However, I'm giving the derm final try. I'm no doctor and I will trust his decision. But anyone have taken such a high dose as me?

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I was prescribed 875 twice a day just yesterday. I'm going to do the same thing as you and just take it because my face is so terrible since summer started. I know it isn't for long-term, but I'm just going through the motions with my Derm unless he finds something permanent (ie I want Accutane, but he said he needs to try 2 or 3 more solutions before he can go that route without getting a lot of crap for it).

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amoxicillin doesnt do much for acne, its a braod spectrum antibiotic for viral infections, and infections relating to the blood.

nothing to do with acne really :( strange why s/he gave u that

Lymecycline, minocycline are antibiotics for acne

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not to come off as an asshole, but so_fitting, who do you think you are trying to tell people what antibiotics wont help them? i dont think the derm would perscribe it if it wouldnt potentially help them..

while i was on amox, for about 6-8 months, i was at my clearest for 4 months (during treatment) until it wore off.

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Well, I've had acne for about 10 years, and I'll be starting Accutane soon. But I've been on just about every antibiotic there is. Just recently coming off 1000 mg a day of Amoxicillin. I got pretty good results while taking it, like a difference within a couple of weeks. I've just been on it for a long time, so Accutane is my last option. But I think you will be pleased with it.

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Amoxicillin kills bacteria, including the P. acnes that causes acne. I suppose this is why your doctor prescribed it.

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