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Minocycline and calcinosis

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#1 mikerich



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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:54 AM

One of our members has contacted me to ask about people's experience of the use of minocycline and calcinosis. Could anybody let us know if they have been treated with this drug and how they got on with it?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:30 AM

Hi Mike,

Welcome to these forums!

I've never taken this particular drug myself so can't give you any information from my own experience. However, I've included a link to our medical page on Scleroderma Clinical Trials showing negative results for Minocycline (doxycycline) which does include the warning that Minocycline (doxycycline) treatment has been proven to be ineffective for the treatment of systemic scleroderma by reliable scientific study. I've also included another link to Minocycline to give you more information on the side effects, etc. which I hope you'll find interesting. I believe it is a common treatment which is used for Perioral Dermatitis.

Nice to see you on the forums, Mike and do post again!!

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#3 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:30 AM

Hello Mike

From my time on the forums I have picked up that minocycline is no good for scleroderma and can cause serious, unpleasant side effects, Jo's given you links above.

Please also tell your member that generally, there is no treatment required for calcinosis, although surgical excision is sometimes done for extensive or very painful calcinosis. Many people post about calcinosis, how painful it can be and how difficult to deal with but unfortunately there's no cure and no real treatment for it.

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