Oxytetracycline : Oral Antibiotic

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Active Ingredient:
Oxytetracycline dihydrate.

Inactive Ingredients:
Magnesium stearate, maize starch, hydroxypropylcellulose (E463), colloidal silica, sodium lauryl sulphate. The tablet coating contains propylene glycol,sunset yellow (E110), quinoline yellow (E104), titanium dioxide (E171), methylhydroxypropylcellulose (E464), purified talc (E553).

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February 17, 2015
Hi to all😁 just to say underneath we are beautiful😀dispite our skin. Don't give up even though you want to,believe me i know, keep fighting, it all will prevail. I'm a 30 year sufferer hormonerly😟 please don't give up coz I'm still trying😵
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July 28, 2013
Temporary measure


Clears acne
Reduces size of any recurring cysts
Fades scars


Have to take an hour before eating
Short-term measure
May experience initial stomach ache

Have struggled with acne since I was around 11 years old. It was very effective but I broke out when the course finished. One course may help in clearing your acne which is why I would recommend it. However, it is best to use topical treatments as antibiotics are not good in the long term. Personally, I use Epiduo with the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Face Wash, Scrub and Moisturiser
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May 20, 2013


it clears skin initially
i had no side effects at all
easy to take


your acne becomes resistant to it after a while
results are only temporary
doesnt do much for oily skin or comedones

I have used this antibiotic in the past for cystic acne. It took a good 3-4 months before I even noticed any change but in the 5th month I was all clear. During this time I still had excessively oily skin, but I would try to cover that up with powder during the day. The clear skin lasted only for about 3 months and then after this slowly I started breaking out in little inflammatory spots, then eventually they became full blown cysts again. I regret not using a topical with this antibiotic because I think I could of maintained the clear skin for longer if it wasn't just relying on the antibiotics. I have to add the new resistant acne came back even worse than my previous cystic acne and I was truely dissapointed. These new cysts were deeper and more harder to treat. In the end I eventually got rid of them with isotretinoin. Bottom line is this antibiotic will work for you if you have not used it before and provided you don't have any resistance. But eventually your spot causing bacteria grows an immunity and becomes resistant to this antibiotic, so it's best to use it in conjuction with another treatment. Antibiotics are only a temporary solution to a chronic condition.
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December 29, 2012


Have to take them on an empty stomach and you can't take dairy 2 hours before or after taking them. (However, I feel this is a small price to pay for the benefits I've already seen.)


Fades acne, dramatically reduces the amount of spots/breakouts you get and no horrible side effects at all.

I was prescribed Oxytetracycline 250mg tablets from my doctor. I take 2 in the morning and 2 at night. I have been on them for around about a month now and I am so impressed. My acne is so much calmer and barely noticeable. It has dramatically reduced the amount of spots/breakouts I get and I will definitely be continuing with them to see how much better my skin gets in another month. I recommend them, it's worth a try! Persevere.
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September 3, 2012


Reduced acne slightly
Reduced number of breakouts


Didn't clear all acne
Have to take on empty stomach

I was perscribed this by my doctor after Erythomycin didn't have an effect. It helped reduce the number of spots and breakouts, but has come nowhere near clearing it completely.
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