Tetracycline family of drugs affect growth after age 8?
I know it states not to take tetracycline before age 8 because of in can affect growth. I am 13 and have been perscribed doxycycline for my acne - 150mg/day. I am still hoping to grow at least an inch more, and care more about attaining my real height than my acne. I want my acne better, but not if it means I'll be even a cm shorter! When I asked the doctor about this at my visit, he laughed and said his kids would like to be 5 3.5 like I am, since he and his wife are both short. This didn't really answer my questions, and I don't want to start taking it until I know if it can affect my height. I have only had my period for a year, and have even grown 1/2" in the last month. I look forward to getting an honest answer from someone! Thank you!
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