What Can I Do when my Prescription Runs out and my Acne Gets Very Inflammed? (photo)

i have been taking minocycline for a year and a half (doesnt help that musch because i have acne vulgaris) but now my prescription was cancelled because one of the side effects is that your skin can turn blueish. my face is now getting cystic acne and white heads really bad. what can i do to keep it under control?

Doctor Answers 2

Continuing acne treatment

Antibiotics such as minocycline suppress acne, but do not cure it.  If minocycline has turned your skin bluish (a known side effect), I would consider trying another antibiotic or using isotretinoin.  Please visit a dermatologist.  We can help you with acne.

Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
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What should I do when my acne prescription runs out

There are other kinds of minocycline and many other oral acne medications as well. You should schedule an appointment with a dermatologist for an evaluation. If your acne is cystic and still bad after 18 months of minocycline, you need another prescription medication to use.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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