A common side effect associated with tetracycline is increased sensitivity
to sun light resulting in bad sunburns if the patient stays in the sun too long. Further side effects may include dizziness,
hives, and upset stomach.
Women who are taking tetracycline may be susceptible to an increase
in incidences of vaginal yeast.
Ointments and Topical Solutions
Antibiotic ointments actually have fewer complications than oral antibiotics.
Like oral antibiotics, topical treatments are rather effective in killing bacteria that cause acne. If you use these ointments
with other topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide the bacteria may not develop resistance to the antibiotics. This increases
the level of prevention that you will experience.
Retinoids are a form of acne medication that is derived from vitamin
A and can be applied directly to the skin typically in the form of lotions or creams. Topical retinoid medications are useful
for treating blackheads and whiteheads by helping to open clogged pores.