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My dermatologist prescribed acticlate 150 mg once daily for treatment of my acne. I am taking this medication for two months already. The medication seems working great but I am wondering how long should I take it> I still have one more refill of 30 tablets. How long is safe to take this medication? My doctor gave me three refills. ## Hello, Detelina! How are you? What a beautiful name! According to the Aqua Pharmaceuticals website, Acticlate contains the active ingredient Doxycycline, which is very commonly used to treat acne that is bacterial in origin. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. The length of treatment may vary, depending on how well it works for you. You may only need to take it for 3 mo...2 REPLIES Updated
Acticlate was just prescribed to me and want to make sure there is no gluten. ## Do you have the name brand or a generic? The inactive ingredients may vary between them. Can you please post back with the markings on them? The FDA classifies this medication as an antibiotic and lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.1 REPLY Updated
My son started taking articlate for his acne the beginning of January. After about the second week he has been complaining of a sinus kind of headache that he's had pretty much every day since then. Sinus meds are the only thing that seem to help the headache. ## McDowell your son may have sinus problems causing the headache, especially since the sinus meds help. keep giving him the sinus meds and if it persists see your doc. ## Acticlate contains Doxycycline and antibiotics can cause headaches in some people that take them, as listed by the FDA. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. As his body gets used to it, it should taper off in intensity and eventually go away entirely, if it is just a side effect. However, if it doesn't, h...4 REPLIES Updated
I took one dose of Acticlate as indicated by my dermatologist. I experienced side effects of tummy rumbles, pain from the navel up, sinus headache, & general malaise; shoulders hurt, back hurts. I have not taken any further dose. How long should these side effects last now that I have stopped taking the medication? ## Hello, Dave! How are you? This just contains the active ingredient Doxycycline, which is an antibiotic and its common side effects usually include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. They shouldn't last more than a few days, if you only took one dose, but it would be best to have things checked out by your doctor. Are you on any other medications?1 REPLY Updated