Compare Renova vs. Minocycline
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Renova (Tretinoin) isn't a cure for fine lines and wrinkles, but it's clinically proven to improve them.
Solodyn (Minocycline) is an effective way to treat certain skin infections, acne, and rosacea, but you'll need to use barrier methods of birth control since it can make birth control pills less effective and cause birth defects.
- 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.
- Clinical studies show it's effective against MRSA, a common skin infection, and it's commonly used to treat acne and rosacea.
- Available as a generic, so it should be reasonably priced.
- Solodyn (Minocycline) is less likely to cause sunburn than other tetracycline antibiotics.
- Bacteria are less likely to become resistant to Solodyn (Minocycline) than other tetracycline antibiotics.
- 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.
- It can make birth control pills less effective, so people should use barrier methods of birth control like condoms or diaphragms while on Solodyn (Minocycline).
- Can stain your teeth, mouth, and gums if you're using the tablets, or your skin if you're using the topical version, but this is temporary.
- Cream, gel, or ointment
- Extended release
- Extended release capsule
Have you used Renova (Tretinoin)?Leave a review
- Mild skin reactions100%
- Severe local irritation7%
- Any side effect4%
- Skin hypo- or hyperpigmentation2%
- Skin irritation
Using other medicines or products that irritate the skin
...and 2 more risk factors
- Allergic reactions
Allergy to fish or fish products
- Changes in teeth
Age 8 years or younger
- Decreased effectiveness of birth control pills
Using oral birth control pills
- Diarrhea from a superinfection (an infection that happens after, or in addition to, an earlier infection)
Long antibiotic treatment period
- Harm to fetus
Women of childbearing age