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  1. It looks like it's safe to drink moderate amounts of alcohol with doxycycline. Doxycycline does not interact with alcohol. "Elimination of the bacteriostatics tetracycline and doxycycline was compared in patients on long-term alcohol consumption to that in healthy controls. The half-life of doxycycline but not that of tetracycline was significantly shorter in alcoholics than in controls and in some patients the serum concentration of doxycycline decreased below the generally accepted minimum t
  2. Azithromycin may work for acne. In comparative study azithromycin was at least as effective as doxycycline in the treatment of acne. It is very potent, and also quite safe medication.
  3. I took cephalexin and amoxicillin (not for acne though) without any side effects.
  4. Minocycline achieves higher concentrations in the tissues than other tetracyclines, it is the most lipid soluble of all the tetracyclines. Minocycline is more potent than the other tetracyclines against certain pathogens (e.g. staphylococci). Minocycline is quite affective for acne, but has several drawbacks. Try this link for more info: http://www.emedexpert.com/facts/minocycline-facts.shtml
  5. It is considered that the monohydrate salt of doxycycline is less irritating for the stomach than the hyclate. The effectiveness of both formulations is equal.
  6. Antibiotics are usually used for inflammatory acne. They do not help with comedones that are not infected. Have you tried benzoyl peroxide? It has an antibacterial effect and may help reduce the plugging that causes comedones. And how long did you use retin-a? It may take several months for topical meds to see the improvement.
  7. If you have built up resistance to one tetracycline antibiotic (e.g. doxycycline) there is likelihood of resistance to other tetracyclines (so called cross-resistance). Other antibiotics, like azithromycin may be also very effective for acne. Discuss with your doctor what options do you have.
  8. Did you take any tetracycline antibiotic at the same time when you took amoxicillin? Amoxicillin may interact with tetracyclines.
  9. If you have no improvement after 2 month probably doxy is not going to work. Doxycycline works by killing bacteria and reducing inflammation. If your acne is due to excess hormones antibiotics are unlikely to be effective.
  10. Minocycline may be started at dose 100 mg twice daily and than gradually reduced as skin clears to dose as low as 100 mg every 2-3 days.
  11. I agree with sweetheart519. It takes several weeks to see the improvement.
  12. Contact your doctor. Antibiotics may cause superinfection.
  13. Try this link: http://www.acne.org/erythromycin-reviews/26/page1.html
  14. Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic and does not interact with penicillin antibiotics (e.g. amoxicillin). Moreover, amoxicillin may be used for the treatment-resistant acne (study)