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Thread: What's the difference between Minocycline and Tetracycline?

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    Default What's the difference between Minocycline and Tetracycline

    Hi,
    I am 18 years old, 180 lbs, and I have severe acne. My doctor put me on minocycline and differin gel well over a year ago and I have seen some differences but the acne is still quite frequent. Would going on Tetracycline work? What's the difference? I am also considering accutane as a last resort. Thank you!

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    Ya minocycline is stronger but, I have tried them both and they work. Make sure to use BENZOYL PEROXIDE 10% solution too! Eventually you could get off of antibiotics and use just benzoyl peroxide, trust me I used to be in your shoes.

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    My son was on all of that, too. It did not work for him. He did the Accutane and it was like a miracle drug for him. I know that there are many side affects, but I my opinion, follow the rules of the drug and it could work a miracle for you, too. Good luck.

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    minocycline is about twice as strong as tetracycline, same drug family, so I doubt switching will improve anything.

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    I wouldn't say that minocycline is a "stronger" drug compared to tetracycline. Longer acting is a more appropriate term. There's a big difference in something which is stronger and something that last longer. Compared to tetracycline, minocycline last 10 hours more than tetracycline.

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    Hi everyone, all your replies are very helpful. Thank you so much!

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    Yeah, mynocicline is "a stronger kind of tetracycline" (maybe not the best expression). I guess your doctor recommended starting with tetracycline before going for mynocicline to let your body get used to it.
    By the way, I can see that your last post was on 2008, how did your treatment go?
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