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Minocycline vs Tetracycline

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Other name: Minocin (Minocin)
Other name: Tetralysal (Tetralysal)
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Minocycline (International Nonproprietary Name) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic tetracycline antibiotics, and has a broader spectrum than the other members of the group. It is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, classified as a long-acting type. As a result of ...
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Tetracycline (International Nonproprietary Name) is a broad-spectrum polyketide antibiotic produced by the Streptomyces genus of Actinobacteria, indicated for use against many bacterial infections. It is a protein synthesis inhibitor. It is commonly...
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Minocycline (International Nonproprietary Name) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic tetracycline antibiotics, and has a broader spectrum than the other members of the group. It is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, classified as a long-acting type. As a result of ...
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line. The problem with Minocycline is the cost- it's ver...
" ...My dermatologist gave me Tetracycline which I had used successfully in the past, but I found that it just wasn't working anymore. I switched to ...closely related to Tetracycline. The problem with... "

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few years ago and it made me really lightheaded and dizzy....
" Hi - I tried minocycline a few years ago and it made me really lightheaded and dizzy. This is listed as ...for driving, etc. so I switched to tetracycline, which worked fine for... "

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more effective and much more expensive than Tetracycline,...
" Minocycline is more effective and much more expensive ...is a form of Tetracycline. The reason it is more effective is because mincycline... "

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and saw no improvement. Minocycline works way better for me
" ...ever tried Minocycline because Tetracycline didn't do a thing for me. I was taking 4 pills a day... "

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Scott. I was on minocycline (an abx from the tetracycline...
" ...agree with Scott. I was on minocycline (an abx from the tetracycline family) and it caused some GI problems for me. After two... "

as it was asked. It's like giving an adolescent minocycline...
" ...stated that there were no harmful side effects as a result. I was merely answering the question as it was asked. It's like giving an adolescent minocycline for acne instead of tetracycline. He/she... "

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y acne problem. It's being 3 weeks and it hasn't helped a...
" ...and he gave me Minocycline for my acne problem. It's being 3 weeks and it hasn't helped at all. Further more, ...gave me Tetracycline. Can I get some advice on this? Is Tetracycline going to work if... "

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minocycline. minocycline was very effective for about...
" i also took tetracycline. tetracycline was my first ...prescription from a dermatologist. i didnt like the fasting requirements of tetracycline so he suggested minocycline. minocycline was very... "

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thing out there known to have little to no side effects?...
" ...of medications. Tetracycline and minocycline both give me fuzzy/foggy side effects that make me really not want to take them. I know people on this board take the whole spectrum of meds, just... "

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have any of those side effects. I started with minocycline...
" ...in high school and didn't have any of those side effects. I started with minocycline, then went to doxycycliine, the tetracycline (the strongest), then back to mino, throughout those four years and... "

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