Treats bacterial infections. Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is good for treating many bacterial infections. It is also available as generic. However, it can make birth control pills less effective. You also have to protect yourself against sunburn. Treats acne and sun damage. Renova (Tretinoin) isn't a cure for fine lines and wrinkles, but it's clinically proven to improve them. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. No pricing data for this drug at this filter setting. Try searching on GoodRx
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Side effects Doxycycline Renova More Doxycycline side effects » More Renova side effects » How it works Doxycycline Renova Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Renova (Tretinoin) is a vitamin A derivative. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to make skin cells renew faster and better. Type of medication Doxycycline Renova Prescription only Prescription only Available as Doxycycline Renova Pill Delayed release capsule Liquid Used for Doxycycline Renova Risk factors for serious side effects Doxycycline Renova › Using oral birth control pills › Long antibiotic treatment period › Women of childbearing age › Women of childbearing age › Overweight or obese › Taking isotretinoin (Accutane) Detailed Vibramycin (doxycycline) risks & warnings » › Using other medicines or products that irritate the skin › Eczema › Extreme temperatures (hot or cold) › Allergy to fish or fish products Detailed Renova (tretinoin) risks & warnings »
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Upsides and benefits Doxycycline Renova › Available in generic. › Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension. › Used to treat many types of bacterial infections. › Less resistance seen in bacteria to this antibiotic. Your doctor may run tests to see which antibiotics will kill the bacteria causing your infection. › You only need to apply it once a day, usually in the evening. › Most people who reported having skin irritation said that it was mild. › Part of a complete program to help you take better care of your skin. Downsides and risks Doxycycline Renova › Can't be used in pregnant women and children under 8 years old. › Makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. › Has to be taken with plenty of water and food and you have to stay upright for 30 minutes afterwards to avoid stomach irritation. › Can make birth control less effective. › Can cause diarrhea. › It may take up to 6 months to see the full benefit for facial wrinkles. › Not a good choice for women who want to become or are pregnant › Can change the color and texture of your skin if used long-term. › You need to be careful about avoiding any sunlight or artificial tanning while using it. › It doesn't work for deep wrinkles. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Doxycycline Renova › Take the medication exactly how your doctor tells you to. › If you're using birth control pills, this medication can make them less effective. › Wear sunblock if you have to go out into the sun since your skin can become more sensitive to sunburn. › Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. › Space out any vitamins by at least two hours. › Take with plenty of food and liquids. › Don't take any medications with bismuth (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate) while taking this medication. › Don't lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication. › Works best as part of a complete skin care program (including SPF) to protect your skin from sun damage. › Renova doesn't permanently erase or improve significant skin changes such as deep wrinkles. › Apply a very small amount (pea-size) on entire face once a day at bedtime. › You'll need to use Renova regularly for at least 3 to 4 months before you see improvement. Once you stop, the improvement may slowly disappear. › Renova wasn't studied in people with skin cancer or serious damage from the sun (actinic keratosis) so it's not known if this would benefit. › Not safe to use during pregnancy. Even though Renova is applied to the skin, a small amount is absorbed and harmful to your unborn baby. › Some medicines you take by mouth can make you more sensitive to sunlight and combine with effects of Renova. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any new medicines. Learn more More about Doxycycline Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Renova Side effects Reviews & ratings FDA package insert