Compare doxycycline vs. Renova
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Vibramycin (doxycycline) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight and make you more likely to get a sunburn or rash.
Renova (Tretinoin) isn't a cure for fine lines and wrinkles, but it's clinically proven to improve them.
- Vibramycin (doxycycline) is a good alternative for some types of bacterial infections for people who are allergic to penicillin.
- Available in generic.
- Available as a liquid for those who have trouble swallowing.
- Vibramycin (doxycycline) is safe for people age 65 or older and those who have kidney problems.
- 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.
- Vibramycin (doxycycline) makes your skin more sensitive to the sun.
- Vibramycin (doxycycline) can make some birth control less effective, so you may have to use barrier methods (like condoms) while on it.
- Vitamins, iron supplements, or antacids can't be taken at the same time as Vibramycin (doxycycline).
- Vibramycin (doxycycline) can cause severe diarrhea that is usually watery and bloody, as late as up to 2 months after finishing the medicine.
- 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.
- Delayed release pill
- Cream, gel, or ointment
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- Mild skin reactions100%
- Severe local irritation7%
- Any side effect4%
- Skin hypo- or hyperpigmentation2%
- Color changes in teeth of young children and unborn babies
- Age 8 or younger
- Women in their last half of pregnancy
- Severe diarrhea
- Using Vibramycin (doxycycline) for a long period of time
- Sunburn or rash
- Being in the sun for a long period of time
- Using tanning salons
- Harm to fetus (unborn baby)
- Women who can potentially or want to become pregnant
- Pregnant women
- Skin irritation
- Using other medicines or products that irritate the skin
- Extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
- Sun sensitivity
- Allergic reactions
- Allergy to fish or fish products
- Harm to fetus