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Comment from: 19-24 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: April 14

I had to switch from my first prescription of Doryx becasue the pill was way too big! It also was very expensive and a coupon the doctor gave me did not work. I got Monodox and only had to pay $10! I only have to pay $10 for the next 12 months too! My pills are now tiny and I have no side effects! My skin has gotten better by the days. I am so glad that I can take a face medication and not go BROKE!!! Monodox is the way!!!!

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Comment from: 19-24 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: July 03

Wonderful product! I have been taking two pills a day (75 mg each). It has changed my skin completely. This product cleared up my skin almost instantly and continued to work as it has stopped my skin from having more frequent breakouts and if I do have a breakout, it is small and goes away fairly quickly. It has been a struggle to find a product that actually works and I can personally say, I SWEAR BY THIS PRODUCT! My skin has never been better; it also has appeared to be more "glowy" and supple. I went from being very self conscious about my skin, and never liking the look of make up on due to the very annoying bumps under my skin - to feeling more confident and receiving countless compliments!

Comment from: GreenRose30, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: April 22

Has anyone tried Monodox 100mg for Acne-Hormonal- I am 15 days in and I am breaking out BAD- its worse than ever and I am freaking out. My doc says to stick it out 15 days is too early and I need to give it 4-6 weeks...I am also on Ziana gel but I am feeling helpless... Any suggestions on what to expect???????? I take it every night.. I am red and have inflamed cysts. They injected them with cortisone to reduce swelling.....

Related Reading: acne | ziana gel | cortisone

Comment from: sparks, 13-18 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 09

it caused some dissness but it does not hurt my stomach

Comment from: Miller, 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: May 22

I totally love Monodox! My dermatologist put me on it a month before my wedding just to help with any breakouts that could have occurred. It really cleared up my skin and I was picture perfect on my wedding day!

Comment from: Tired, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 12

Definate nausea if taken in the morning without food. Helped with cystic and hormonal acne, but still have some less prominate issues.

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Comment from: Kat, 13-18 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: August 12

My dermatologist prescribed me minocycline because I developed a large cystic pimple on my cheek. I found upon taking the medication the cyst went away and healed nicely, but my rosacea has significantly reduced to being practically undetectable. I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow to see if I should anticipate my rosacea flaring back up once I finish the prescription. I have heard though from my dermatologist and an other doctor that minocycline should not be consumed before lying down because it can burn the esophagus, and most people experience nausea when consuming it without food. I was also told to stay out of the sun because it increases your chance of burning and even developing a rash. Overall, I'm very happy with this medication!

Related Reading: minocycline | cyst | rosacea

Comment from: 13-18 (Patient) Published: January 12

My doctor suggested this medication for me for my acne, and it really works! My face became very smooth and clear. I'd recommend it to all.

Comment from: Pupi, 13-18 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: February 20

very helpful. decreseased redness in my face.

Comment from: chevy, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: October 07

My acne got worse at the beginning.....but finally it is clearing up after 2 months..I am using Ziana gel too...

Comment from: curlytoo, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: August 27

To the mom who had a bad experience with your very sick 16 year old. My daughter was also very sick at 14. Two months of hospitals and dozens of doctors could not diagnose her. She had come home from summer camp with what appeard to be strep throat. Over the next two months she lost too much weight, her symptoms put her in the hospital unable to eat, drink, walk or even sit up. She was on a cocktail of many antibiotics. Her face became paralized. I would come home from the hospital each night and stay up all night looking for an answer. I came in contact with a woman in England that had a similiar experience, she told me to have the doctors look for "microplasma enphefilites" not sure on the spelling. And she told me about Doxycycline. She did test positive for it and she started this antibiotic. (we had tried many others first) within 3 days she was standing up and walking. She was able to return to school within two weeks. So yes you should do your homework on a drug before you take it, but what you can not know a head of time is whether your body will react positive or negative to a drug until you try it. That is why we have so many antibiotics to begin with. In the case of my daughter, Doxcycline saved her life.

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Comment from: Ana, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: July 12

I usted Monodox last year for my cystic - hormonal acne.. Worked beautiful , so happy to see my skin soo healthy and clear for the first time in years .. Unfortunately in January I back with the problem..and until now I cannot buy Monodox , the coupon Doctor gave me not woks at all , drug so expensive almos $500 ish for my treatment..Can anybody tell me what can I do???? Doxycycline is not working at all and my acne is getting worse and painfully . Help me please my email is [email protected] ...

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Comment from: Kate's Mom, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: July 06

Doxycycline HYC has been prescribed to my 16 year old daughter twice for Lyme disease. She had BAD reactions both times when taking 100mg ibid for 21 days. She experienced dizziness, severe headache, dyslexia, muscle tremors and shakiness throughout her body. This drug is the treatment of choice for Lyme disease, but it should NEVER be given to minors under the age of 18 or to anyone unable to effectively communicate what symptoms might be occurring. Also, it caused the spirochetes to morph into cysts and "hide out" until the doxy was out of the bloodstream, so it is only a "bandaid" on the infection, at best. As with all antibiotics, it caused candida overgrowth and with probiotics AFTER the 21 days of treatment, you MIGHT clear the candida from your system....not working for her, and it has been 60 days since taking the probiotics. I am really upset that two different doctors prescribed this poison for my child, and I will never give her ANY drug again without first researching ALL the possible side effects.

Related Reading: lyme disease | dizziness | headache

Comment from: Mean Christine, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 28

I have been using monodox for several months for rosacea. Most times it helps with the redness and sometimes it does not. It has prevented me from getting any breakouts and even cleared up a chronic boil that I had that just would not go away. Stomach upset is mild and seldom. In fact, I have almost no side effects with this med.

Related Reading: monodox | rosacea

Comment from: cw642, 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: August 19

I have been using this medication so far for a week and it has cleared up my skin quickly. I was given a coupon for my doctor for so when my purchase my medication it only costs $10 since it is expensive. I am happy I found a doctor who could help me with my dermatitis.

Comment from: johnnie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: November 05


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Comment from: Vegasgranma, 55-64 (Patient) Published: September 11

For the last 40 years I have had cysts on diffrent parts of my body (espicaliy bad on my underarms) and had body ordor even if I showerd 3 times a day . I asked all kinds of doctors what can I do take for this? Most would say NOTHING others would give me diffrent antibiotics some would work for 2/4 weeks then they would come right back. Then this wonderfull Dr.perscribed me Monodox 100 mg Plus some gel wash,spray and gel. whitin 5 days the b.o. was gone and no more flair ups.I have been taking this combo for 2 months now .No side effects (that are listed?) I have a script for 8 months . My question is Will the cysts come back when I stop taking them or will I have to be on them the rest of my life?

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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