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Minocycline 100mg is better than Oracea

A study just published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown that Minocycline 100mg a day is as good, and by some measures is a better treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea compared to the 40mg a day  doxyxcycline treatment Oracea. Minocycline as a treatment for rosacea is relatively unknown, with a lack […]

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Foamix Minocycline Foam (FMX103) still in development

Confirmation today that Foamix’s minocycline based FMX103 is still in clinical trials as a rosacea treatment. A press release from the company tells us that the Phase 2 trials have completed. The trial compared 3% minocycline foam, 1.5% minocycline foam and the vehicle foam. Foamix are hopeful that their foam formulation of topical minocycline can […]

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Solodyn with and without Finacea

A recent study has highlighted the benefits of the combination therapy of Solodyn and Finacea. Solodyn is one of the lesser known systemic rosacea treatments. What is Solodyn? Solodyn is an extended-release, low dosage of Minocycline, a member of the tetracycline family. Solodyn is available in 8 strengths. Yes that is right you can get […]

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Foamix Minocycline Foam works for Bacterial Infections

A recent press release teases rosacea sufferers that a topical foaming form of minocycline might become a new treatment. The trial results promoted in the press release are for a condition called Impetigo, a bacterial skin infection. Minocycline, as a member of the tetracycline family may offer some anti-inflammatory benefit to rosacea sufferers, but the […]

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Foamix to Trial Foaming Topical Minocycline (FMX103)

The prescription topical market for rosacea seems to be somewhat crowded. Sufferers have the choice of the metrogel family, finacea as well as the potential to try acne topicals such as retinoids. So far there hasn’t been a proven topical anti-biotic per se. Metrogel and Finacea have anti-inflammatory properties, but are not classified as anti-biotics. […]

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