Tetracycline for acne is one of the oral antibiotics groups used for the treatment of acne and other skin diseases. This group consists of tetracycline, minocycline and doxycycline. Generally the groups have both antibiotic and anti-inflammatory effect.
The tetracyclines includes:
Of the three tetracyclines, minocycline and doxycycline are most frequently used in most parts of the world. Acne causing bacteria are easily susceptible to minocycline and doxycycline compared with tetracycline. Besides, they have also superior efficacy in the control of mild to moderate acne.
Tetracycline is one of the oldest antibiotic used for the treatments of moderate to severe acne. It is sold under the trade name Sumycin and Actisite. The low cost and low incidence of side effects made tetracycline the preferred acne treatment methods.
It is advisable to consult your dermatologist before taking tetracycline and other antibiotics since they have some side effects. Until a significant result is observed, the usual starting doses is 500mg twice a day. The dose can be reduced to 250mg per day and finally can be stopped.
Doxycycline is one of the groups of tetracycline used to treat acne. It is usually prescribed to mild to moderate to severe acne that will not respond to other treatment options. Like other antibiotics, it works by interfering the growth of bacteria that causes acne. It helps to clean body and back acne.
doxycycline is prescribed to patients who do not respond to or cannot stand
tetracycline or erythromycin. Contact your dermatologist before using
doxycycline. The dosage can be started as low as 50mg - 100mg two times a day.
is one of the antibiotics in tetracyclines group used to treat moderate to
severe acne. Like the two tetracyclies group, minocycline improve acne by
killing the bacteria that causes acne as well as by reducing inflammation. For
a better result, minocycline is taken once a day for 3 months.