Oral Antibiotics - Minocycline
Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used in acne treatment as well as some other inflammatory conditions. It is available as a pill, which is to be taken on an empty stomach. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well as being an antibiotic, reducing acne flares. It can reduce acne pimples by 60% or more.
Side-effects are rare, but include:
- Indigestion and stomach pain
- Dizziness in the initial few days until the body adjusts
- Other complications are possible
Additionally, anticoagulants and antacids may not react well with this drug. Consult your doctor for more details about this drug.