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(tetracycline)

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These medications are comparable to Acnecycline (tetracycline) or used for similar purposes.

Acnecycline
(tetracycline)

Duac
(clindamycin / benzoyl peroxide)

Akne-Mycin
(erythromycin)

Benzamycin
(benzoyl peroxide / erythromycin)

Vibramycin
(doxycycline)

Solodyn
(minocycline)

Zithromax
(azithromycin)

Cetraxal
(ciprofloxacin)

Amoxil
(amoxicillin)

Kills bacteria and treats acne. Acnecycline (Tetracycline) treats many different types of infections and is cheap, but dosing and drug interactions may be somewhat of a hassle.Coming soon.Topical treatment for acne. Akne-Mycin (Erythromycin) is a very common acne treatment you apply to the skin that may work better when combined with other topical medicines.Topical treatment for acne. Benzamycin (Benzoyl Peroxide / Erythromycin) is a topical combination acne treatment that may work better for people who didn't see an improvement when taking either medicine alone or simply don't want to take pill medication. You need to be careful because it can bleach your hair, clothing and other fabrics. It also needs to be stored in the refrigerator and is only good for three months..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 bacterial infections. 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.Kills bacteria. Zithromax (Azithromycin) is good for treating many bacterial infections. It is also available as generic. Talk to your doctor if you've ever had liver disease, myasthenia gravis, or on medications to thin the blood, as the doctor may write an alternative.Treats outer ear infections (swimmer's ear). Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is easy to use and treats most ear infections.Treats bacterial infections. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is a good and cheap antibiotic that comes in different forms to treat many types of bacterial infections.
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Reviews for Acnecycline (tetracycline)
45%
of people (All ages) say Acnecycline (tetracycline) is worth it
29%
say it works well
16%
say it's a big hassle
153 reviews
Have you used Acnecycline (tetracycline)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Duac (clindamycin / benzoyl peroxide)
Not enough review data. Review it!
-45% worse vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
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-29% worse vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
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+16% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
Have you used Duac (clindamycin / benzoyl peroxide)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Akne-Mycin (erythromycin)
46%
+1% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
34%
+5% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
19%
-3% worse vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
Have you used Akne-Mycin (erythromycin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Benzamycin (benzoyl peroxide / erythromycin)
54%
+9% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
26%
-3% worse vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
12%
+4% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
146 reviews
Have you used Benzamycin (benzoyl peroxide / erythromycin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Vibramycin (doxycycline)
49%
+4% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
36%
+7% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
24%
-8% worse vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
112 reviews
Have you used Vibramycin (doxycycline)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Solodyn (minocycline)
53%
+8% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
59%
+30% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
18%
-2% worse vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
Have you used Solodyn (minocycline)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Zithromax (azithromycin)
74%
+29% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
59%
+30% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
11%
+5% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
909 reviews
Have you used Zithromax (azithromycin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)
Not enough review data. Review it!
-45% worse vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
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-29% worse vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
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-84% worse vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
Have you used Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)?
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Reviews for Amoxil (amoxicillin)
62%
+17% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
45%
+16% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
14%
+2% better vs. Acnecycline (tetracycline)
786 reviews
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Side effects
TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin

The Tetracycline FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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We haven’t found good data for Duac side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Duac »
  • Burning 25%
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  • Dyness 3%
  • Urticarial reaction 3%
More Benzamycin side effects »
  • Any adverse event 40%
  • Nausea 13%
  • Vomiting 8%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Bacterial vaginitis 3%
  • Headache 2%
  • Upper abdominal pain 2%
  • Vaginal yeast infection 2%
More Doxycycline side effects »

We haven’t found good data for Minocycline side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Minocycline »
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Nausea 3%
  • Abdominal pain 3%
  • Vomiting 6%
  • Rash 2%
  • Vaginitis 2%
More Azithromycin side effects »

The Cetraxal FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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The amoxicillin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
Acnecycline (Tetracycline) is an antibiotic. It prevents bacteria from growing, reproducing, and repairing themselves. It also changes your immune system response (immunomodulating effect), which helps treat skin conditions.Coming soon.Akne-Mycin (Erythromycin) is a topical antibiotic. It fights bacteria that cause acne in oil (sebaceous) glands, and contains alcohol which dries out acne-affected areas.Benzamycin (Benzoyl Peroxide / Erythromycin) is a combination topical medicine. Erythromycin (an antibiotic) kills bacteria that cause acne. Benzoyl peroxide works to fight the bacteria and shed acne-affected skin.Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.Solodyn (Minocycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.Zithromax (Azithromycin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that kills bacteria. When the bacteria are killed, the infection should go away.Amoxil (amoxicillin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria, and prevents them from reproducing and making their own protective covering.
Type of medication
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Available as
TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
  • Pill
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Topical solution
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Pill
  • Delayed release capsule
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Extended release capsule
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Eye drops
  • Ear drops
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended-release tablet
  • Liquid
Used for
TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
  • Acne Vulgaris
Risk factors for serious side effects
TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
  • Pregnancy
  • Age younger than 8 years
  • Kidney disease
  • Taking Acnecycline (Tetracycline) past the expiration date
  • Exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light
Detailed Acnecycline (tetracycline) risks & warnings »
    Coming soon.
    • Using other medicines or products that irritate the skin
    • Eczema
    • Extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
    Detailed Akne-Mycin (erythromycin) risks & warnings »
    • Using other medicines or products that irritate the skin
    • Eczema
    • Extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
    • Long-term use of Benzamycin (Benzoyl Peroxide / Erythromycin)
    Detailed Benzamycin (benzoyl peroxide / erythromycin) risks & warnings »
    • Age 8 years or younger
    • Using oral birth control pills
    • Long antibiotic treatment period
    • Women of childbearing age
    Detailed Vibramycin (doxycycline) risks & warnings »
    • Age 8 years or younger
    • Using oral birth control pills
    • Long antibiotic treatment period
    • Women of childbearing age
    Detailed Solodyn (minocycline) risks & warnings »
    • History of liver disease
    • History of myasthenia gravis
    Detailed Zithromax (azithromycin) risks & warnings »
    • Prolonged use of Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)
    Detailed Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) risks & warnings »
    • Taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) for a long time
    • Weakened immune system
    • Not taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) correctly
    • History of penicillin allergies
    • Using oral birth control pills
    Detailed Amoxil (amoxicillin) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    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.

    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.

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    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.

    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 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 haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    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.

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Price
    TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
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    • Available as a generic, so it should be reasonably priced.
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    Interactions
    TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
    • Interacts with birth control and makes it less effective. Use a backup form of birth control if you don't want to get pregnant.
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    Food
    TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
    • Take your dose at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals, milk, or multivitamins with minerals.
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    • Can be taken with or without food.
    • Can take with or without food.
    No food related info.
    • Take with food to prevent upset stomach. If you're taking the extended-release version, take within 1 hour of finishing your meal.
    Kidneys and liver
    TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
    • Good choice for people on kidney dialysis who need an antibiotic. Tetracycline isn't removed by dialysis, so the dose doesn't need to be changed.
    • Acnecycline (Tetracycline) can lower your kidney function causing buildup of substances that should be removed from the body. There's a higher risk if you have current problems with your kidneys. It's also important that you don't take Acnecycline (Tetracycline) past the expiration date on your prescription label. This was more of a problem with older forms of the medicine, which could change and damage your kidneys.
    • Liver injury can happen rarely with Acnecycline (Tetracycline). There's a higher risk if you have kidney disease. Your doctor should check your liver function before starting you on Acnecycline (Tetracycline).
    No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
    • There have been reports of liver damage that can require hospitalization or can cause death. These have been rare. Talk to your doctor if you notice pain in your abdomen, loss of appetite, yellowing of your skin or eyes, or dark colored urine.
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    Pain
    TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
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    • Let your doctor know if you notice abdominal discomfort, pain or diarrhea after starting this medicine.
    • Let your doctor know if you notice abdominal discomfort, pain or diarrhea after starting this medicine.
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    • Can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.
    • Can cause ear pain, itching, or a headache.
    No pain related info.
    Weight
    TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
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    • Better choice if you're pregnant. erythromycin is categorized as pregnancy Category B (likely safe) as compared to similar topical medicines that are Category C (weigh risks vs benefits).
    • Not the best choice if you're pregnant. Benzamycin is categorized as pregnancy Category C (weight risks vs benefits) because of the benzoyl peroxide part.
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    Upsides and benefits
    TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
    • Effectively treats a wide range of conditions and is used for many different types of infections.
    • Effective for acne.
    • Cheap.
    • Good choice for people on kidney dialysis who need an antibiotic. Tetracycline isn't removed by dialysis, so the dose doesn't need to be changed.
    Coming soon
    • Applying erythromycin to the skin reduces the amount of acne bacteria and "calms" the skin down (lowers the inflammatory response) in acne.
    • Available in a gel formulation which may be better if your skin is very oily.
    • Better choice if you're pregnant. erythromycin is categorized as pregnancy Category B (likely safe) as compared to similar topical medicines that are Category C (weigh risks vs benefits).
    • Benzamycin works better to reduce bacteria in oil glands and improve overall signs and symptoms of acne than either medicine alone.
    • Reduces bacteria on the skin, which "calms" the skin down (lowers the inflammatory response) in acne.
    • Combining an antibiotic with benzoyl peroxide lowers the chances of Benzamycin not working as well over time.
    • Although Benzamycin can irritate the skin, a true skin allergy is rare.
    • Can be used in combination with acne pill medicine if your doctor thinks you need it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    • Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is an effective antibiotic that treats many common bacteria.
    • It's usually only given twice a day.
    • Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is available as a generic, so you shouldn't need to pay the higher price of the brand version.
    • It comes in individual droppers, so it's convenient to take.
    • Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is safe to use in children 1 year of age and older.
    • First choice medicine to treat many bacterial infections.
    • Available in generic.
    • Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and liquid. The liquid comes in many different flavors to make it taste better for people who don't like pills.
    • Side effects are generally not too bad compared to other antibiotics.
    Downsides and risks
    TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
    • For most infections you'll need to take it 4 times a day (or every 6 hours).
    • It needs to be spaced out from food, milk, vitamins, and some medications.
    • Can cause tongue darkening, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
    • Tetracycline makes your skin more sensitive to the sun and ultraviolet light. Wear sunblock and protective clothing, and don't go tanning.
    • Interacts with birth control and makes it less effective. Use a backup form of birth control if you don't want to get pregnant.
    • Not a good choice for children ages 8 and under. Tetracycline can cause permanent staining of teeth in babies and young children.
    Coming soon
    • There's a risk of irritation with anything you apply to your skin and this is no different. erythromycin, like other topical antibiotics, can cause skin irritation and may appear as redness, peeling, abnormal dryness or stinging, tightening, or burning sensations.
    • It's rare, that a serious allergic reaction would occur, but it's a good idea to test a small area of skin before using on any larger or sensitive areas
    • Studies show it works better when combined with other topical medicines to fight acne and reduce the risk of it losing its effectiveness over time.
    • Can cause severe inflammation of the large intestine (pseudomembranous colitis)
    • Stop using if you don't notice any improvement in your acne after 6-8 weeks. The most time you can use it is three months.
    • There's a risk of irritation with anything you apply to your skin and this is no different. Benzamycin, contains a topical antibiotic and can cause redness, peeling, abnormal dryness or stinging, tightening, or burning sensations.
    • It's rare, that a serious allergic reaction would occur, but it's a good idea to test a small area of skin before using on any larger or sensitive areas
    • Can cause severe inflammation of the large intestine (pseudomembranous colitis).
    • Not the best choice if you're pregnant. Benzamycin is categorized as pregnancy Category C (weight risks vs benefits) because of the benzoyl peroxide part.
    • Can cause bleaching of hair and clothing.
    • You'll need to stay out of the sun or apply a sunscreen if you go outdoors.
    • 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 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.
    • Must space out antacids by at least 2 hours.
    • Has to be used with caution in people who've had liver disease.
    • Can't be used in people who've had myasthenia gravis.
    • Must be used with caution in people who are on medications to thin the blood (anticoagulants) because of increased risk of bleeding.
    • Can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.
    • Can cause ear pain, itching, or a headache.
    • Stop using Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) right away if a rash develops on or in your ear.
    • You need to take Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) until you've used up all of the droppers. Otherwise the infection can come back and get worse.
    • While Amoxil (amoxicillin) can be used to treat different bacterial infections, many don't respond to it.
    • Can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
    • Except for the extended-release form, you have to take Amoxil (amoxicillin) 2 to 3 times a day, which can be hard to remember.
    • The extended-release form can be more expensive because it's a brand name.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    TetracyclineDuacErygelBenzamycinDoxycyclineMinocyclineAzithromycinCetraxalamoxicillin
    • You might feel better after a few doses, but you'll need to take all the medicine that was prescribed. Not taking all your medicine can cause the bacteria to get stronger and Tetracycline not to work when you need it again in the future.
    • It doesn't fight viral infections, so it won't work for the common cold.
    • Can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Use sunblock or cover up.
    • Take your dose at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals, milk, or multivitamins with minerals.
    • Take your dose with a full glass of water and don't lay down right after taking it to prevent throat irritation.
    • Can cause nausea, vomiting, belly cramping, and diarrhea.
    Coming soon
    • Very commonly used topical antibiotic to treat acne.
    • The only topical erythromycin in a gel formula.
    • Apply a thin film to clean and dry affected skin once or twice a day.
    • It may take 6-8 weeks before you see improvement in your acne.
    • Avoid getting into your eyes, nose or mouth.
    • Let your doctor know if you notice abdominal discomfort, pain or diarrhea after starting this medicine.
    • Using a moisturizer that doesn't block your pores (non-comedogenic) may help lessen common side effects of skin dryness and peeling.
    • Taking good care of your skin is an important part of treating acne. Lightly wash with warm water and non-soap-based or gentle cleanser.
    • Combination medicine you apply to your skin to treat acne.
    • Apply a thin film to clean and dry affected skin twice a day- in the morning and evening.
    • Store in the refrigerator, but don't freeze.
    • The pharmacist mixes the medicine when you pick it up at the drugstore. You'll need to use it within three months of this date or dispose of it properly.
    • Let your doctor know if you notice abdominal discomfort, pain or diarrhea after starting this medicine.
    • Using a moisturizer that doesn't block your pores (non-comedogenic) may help lessen common side effects of skin dryness and peeling.
    • Taking good care of your skin is an important part of treating acne. Lightly wash with warm water and non-soap-based or gentle cleanser.
    • 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.
    • Both men and women should use barrier methods of birth control while on Solodyn (Minocycline) since it can cause birth defects and make birth control pills less effective.
    • Can make you dizzy, so be careful if you're getting up from lying down or sitting. Don't drive until you know how it affects you.
    • Can stain your teeth, tongue and gums, but this is temporary.
    • Take this exactly how your doctor or pharmacist tells you until it's all gone.
    • Don't eat any dairy products or take any vitamins within 2 hours of taking Solodyn (Minocycline) because they can make the medication less effective.
    • Take the medication exactly how your doctor tells you to.
    • Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
    • Space out any antacids with magnesium or aluminum by at least 2 hours.
    • Can take with or without food.
    • Each dropper is used for only one dose, so throw it away after you've used it once.
    • Wash your hands before and after you use Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin).
    • Warm the dropper by holding it in your hand for a minute before using it.
    • Lie on your side with the ear that hurts facing the ceiling. Squeeze all the liquid in the dropper into your ear and don't get up for at least a minute.
    • Talk to your doctor if you still have problems even after you've finished using all of the medicine.
    • Don't put the drug in your fridge and don't let it sit in the direct sunlight.
    • Finish all of the medicine, even if you start to feel better. Stopping Amoxil (amoxicillin) early can make the infection come back and harder to treat.
    • If you're on birth control, Amoxil (amoxicillin) might make it less effective. Talk to your doctor to see if you need to use backup.
    • Take with food to prevent upset stomach. If you're taking the extended-release version, take within 1 hour of finishing your meal.
    • If you have the liquid, keep the bottle in the fridge. The bottle is only good for 14 days after you pick it up. Shake the bottle well before using each dose.
    • You may have diarrhea or stomach upset when taking Amoxil (amoxicillin), but it should get better soon after you've finished. If the diarrhea gets worse, tell your doctor
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    More about TetracyclineSide effectsReviews & ratingsAlternativesFDA package insert
    Have you used Acnecycline (tetracycline)?
    Worth itNot sureNot worth it
    More about DuacSide effectsFDA package insert
    Have you used Duac (clindamycin / benzoyl peroxide)?
    Worth itNot sureNot worth it
    More about ErygelSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Akne-Mycin (erythromycin)?
    Worth itNot sureNot worth it
    More about BenzamycinSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Benzamycin (benzoyl peroxide / erythromycin)?
    Worth itNot sureNot worth it
    More about DoxycyclineSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Vibramycin (doxycycline)?
    Worth itNot sureNot worth it
    More about MinocyclineSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Solodyn (minocycline)?
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    More about AzithromycinSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Zithromax (azithromycin)?
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    More about CetraxalSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)?
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