Can kids take doxycycline for acne?

Extended-release minocycline (1 mg/kg/day) is the only FDA-approved oral antibiotic for acne treatment. Second-generation tetracyclines (doxycycline, minocycline) are sometimes preferred to tetracycline because of fewer problems with absorption and less frequent dosing, but they should not be used in children <8 years.Jun 5, 2013

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