Minocycline

Grey

Brand Name(s):All brands

Indication:Acne Vulgaris and Acne Rosacea

Rationale:1

Considered:Jul-18

Review Date:Jul-23

Comments:
NICE CKS advises Minocycline is not recommended for use in acne as it is associated with an increased risk of adverse effects such as drug induced lupus, skin pigmentation and hepatitis.
A PrescQIPP CIC review found there is no evidence to support the use of one tetracycline over another in terms of efficacy for the treatment of acne vulgaris and alternative once daily products are available. (https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/items-which-should-not-routinely-be-prescribed-in-primary-care-v2.1.pdf)