Missed antibiotics for several days, what happens?

Patient : I'm a 16 year old girl and I've started taking Minocycline once a day a month ago for my acne. However, I've missed taking my antibiotics several times. Most of the time, I just missed it for one day and took the usual dose the next day, however at one time I missed my dose for two days straight. For example, I've forgot to take my antibiotics on the 1st and 2nd, then on the 4th, then on the 6th, then on the 8th...... What will happen? Will the antibiotics become useless? Will my acne return and worsen (and become more resistant to treatment)? I can only find information on what to do in my case but I'd like to know as well what happens when I missed my antibiotics doses several times (and two days in a row). I still have 2 more months of doses to go.
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi,  I've been suffering acne for six years, and my doctor perscribed me ?ISOTRETINOIN capsules to treat it...

Q: Over a month ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS. My doctor put me on the pill (Yasmin). In the first month, I developed a...

Q: I am looking for a contraceptive pill that will assist with my acne problem but which has a relatively low amount of ...

Q: Make age 63 recently on minocycline for scalp acne . Commenced walking twice a day as the impact of this medicine cau...

Q: I have been taking isotroin 20 for 1 year so I get clear skin but then I stopped it and started taking isotroin 10 ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon