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Effect of Minocycline on liver

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stonecircle Mon 01-Sep-14 20:47:59

DS (shortly 18) has been taking minocycline for a year for acne. His skin wasn't horrendous but it had a very bad effect on his self-esteem. He went to the dr today for a review and was told he had to have a blood test to make sure it wasn't affecting his liver.

I was horrified to hear that this was a possibility. I took antibiotics for about 8 years and nobody ever mentioned this (although several decades ago).

I don't want ds causing himself any long-term damage, but equally, I know the devastating effect acne can have on someone.

Does anyone know how safe minocycline is?

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