Minocycline antibiotics are part of the tetracycline antibiotic family, used to treat a wide range of conditions. They can be taken orally, or applied topically to treat rosacea. For treating moderate rosacea, oral minocycline and topical therapy are often used in conjunction. Oral treatment is preferred when treating symptoms that span a large part of the skin as it is more effective as well as convenient compared to topical treatments.
Minocycline should be taken on an empty stomach, as food and particularly milk will reduce its absorption by the body. Minocycline should not be used during pregnancy or if you are breast feeding.
Minocycline is very effective at reducing pimples, and is often used for treating acne-rosacea.
How it works:
Its anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties help reduce rosacea symptoms, especially pimples.
Mild indigestion, and abdominal upset are quite common side-effects during the first few days of taking minocycline. Anticoagulant medication should be avoided when taking minocycline.