In fact, minocycline is a derivative of tetracycline antibiotics. Taken orally, it has both an anti-bacterial effect as well as an anti-inflammatory effect.
So it reduces the redness and swelling of pimples. It is used for severe acne, and is quite safe, although the same cautions apply as for tetracycline with regards possibly thrush and sensitivity to sun – make sure you take a strong acidophilus supplement otherwise vitamins that are absorbed in the bowel (like the b vitamins) may not be; and protect your skin from the sun.
Whilst generally safe, minocycline treatments can cause side effects. Two serious, though fairly rare, side effects are hypersensitivity lupus/hepatitis and pseudotumor cerebri. The first causes severe joint pains, and the second, which is an accumulation of fluid around the brain, causes worsening headaches and vision related problems.
As minocycline can build up in the body, turning dark purple and looking like bruises, minocycline treatments are not high dosage for long periods of time. Taking 500mg of vitamin C twice daily will help with pigmentation problems, but it is important to be in regular contact with your doctor to monitor it. Pigmentation will clear up when minocycline acne treatment is discontinued, but it takes time, sometimes a year or more.
A topical cream is taken in conjunction with a period of oral minocycline treatment. Pregnant women and children under twelve, as well as breastfeeding women, are not advised to take minocycline due to possible skeletal problems for the developing fetus, and permanent discolouration of teeth.
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