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How long does it take tazorac and solodyn (minocycline) to work for acne?

How long does it take tazorac and solodyn (minocycline) to work for acne?

1 to 2 months: Most topical and oral meds for acne take about 1-2 months to be effective. You may start seeing some improvement at 2-4 weeks but may take a while longer to get the maximum effect of the drug. It's also possible to look initially worse for the first 2-4 weeks before you start to see improvement. ...Read more

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Solodyn (Definition)

Minocycline hydrochloride is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


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How long does it take for solodyn (minocycline) to clear your system? How many days/weeks should i wait before trying to get pregnant?

How long does it take for solodyn (minocycline) to clear your system? How many days/weeks should i wait before trying to get pregnant?

3+d but wait!: Solodyn is a brand of minocycline which has a half-life of 15.5hrs. It takes at least 5 half-lives to get something out of your body so we're looking at ~80hrs or 3+d. However, before you forego contraception, start taking prenatal vitamin so that you have enough Folate (folic acid) to lower risk of neural tube defects. Better yet, go see your Family Doc or Ob for preconception counseling. ...Read more

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How long will it take solodyn (minocycline) to be effective?

How long will it take solodyn (minocycline) to be effective?

Within a few weeks!: Solodyn (minocycline) is a long acting minocin, a type of tetracycline used for years in the past to treat cystic acne. Solodyn (minocycline) is a newer, and might i say much more expensive , but improved form of the drug. Patients have seen miraculous results within as little as 2 weeks, but can't be used <12 or>65 yrs. Labs should be check regularly. Watch for headaches and blurred vision, which could be psedotumor cerebri. ...Read more

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Can you take solodyn (minocycline) while on metrozoline?

Can you take solodyn (minocycline) while on metrozoline?

Not sure: If you are asking about solodyn (minocycline) and oxymetazoline which is a nasal decongenstant then yes you can take those together as there no interactions. I do not know what medication you are referring to when you say metrozoline. I am not aware of any such named medication. Not sure fi you meant metronidazole? If so there is no interactions with that either. Discuss side effects risks with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take solodyn (minocycline) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take solodyn (minocycline) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes, short term: Solodyn, or minocycline, is an antibiotic, and in general, antibiotics are compatible with breastfeeding. With this antibiotic, however, only short-term use of Minocycline is recommended while breastfeeding. Milk levels are low and absorption by the infant is inhibited by the calcium in breastmilk. Long term use may (may) damage the baby's teeth. Black discoloration of breastmilk may happen. ...Read more

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What can I do if solodyn / minocycline and clindamycin don't work for acne?

What can I do if solodyn / minocycline and clindamycin don't work for acne?

Many alternatives: There are several oral and topical medications for acne as well as laser and light based treatments. If the treatments you are currently on are not working, you should see a dermatologist for a consultation and new a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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How long until solodyn (minocycline) 65 mg extended release leaves your system? some of my hair fell out and I'm wondering how long until it will stop falling out?

How long until solodyn (minocycline) 65 mg extended release leaves your system? some of my hair fell out and I'm wondering how long until it will stop falling out?

Half life : Half-life of this drug is about 15 hours, for this drug to clear your system it would take 5 half life cycles for it to be almost completely eliminated from your body.that would amount to about 75 hours or a little more than 3 days. This doesn't mean that your side effects will completely resolve what it means is that the drug will no longer be in your bloodstream. Follow up with your Doctor ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to take lo loestrin and solodyn (minocycline) together?

Can you explain if it's safe to take lo loestrin and solodyn (minocycline) together?

Drug interactions.: "Antibiotics such as minocycline may reduce the effects of ethinyl estradiol in some women. If you are using ethinyl estradiol for birth control, you may be at increased risk for pregnancy or breakthrough bleeding." (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1044-6750,1636-2425) ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Advil in the morning, multivitamin with lunch or dinner and then solodyn (minocycline) later in the evening before bed?

Is it ok to take Advil in the morning, multivitamin with lunch or dinner and then solodyn (minocycline) later in the evening before bed?

How long?: How long do you intend to take advil (ibuprofen). Taking advil (ibuprofen) for an extended period of time can lead to a stomach irritation and eventually an ulcer. Please talk to your doctor about how long to take advil (ibuprofen)? ...Read more

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Is it ok to take doryx 150 mg and solodyn (minocycline) 80mg ER at the same time to treat acne?

Is it ok to take doryx 150 mg and solodyn (minocycline) 80mg ER at the same time to treat acne?

Acne: Why pay for those expensive drugs? Taking 2 Minocycline per day is as effective or better, for about a 20th the price. ...Read more

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Can i take solodyn, Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and multivitamins together? What are the potential drug interactions? Side effects? Thanks.

Can i take solodyn, Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and multivitamins together? What are the potential drug interactions? Side effects? Thanks.

Not at same time: Solodyn (minocycline) has many interactions; taking with calcium (usually found in multivits) can reduce absorption- they should be taken at least 2 hours apart. Solodyn (minocycline) kills our friendly intestinal flora which can lead to yeast overgrowth ; a wide range of side effects. It's wise to take probiotics ; not use it very long. Topical antibiotics ok. Regular Ibuprofen use can cause ulcers ; GI bleeds.See comment:. ...Read more

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How effective is solodyn (minocycline) for acne?

How effective is solodyn (minocycline) for acne?

Not very effective: Solodyn is an expensive brand of minocycline. Usually you would prefer generic. It is very effective for some people with acne. 42 yr-old women respond about 10% of the time. Spironolactone is effective for most women like you. It is safer and much less expensive. ...Read more

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What is solodyn (minocycline) for?

What is solodyn (minocycline) for?

Minocyclin: is a tetracycline antibiotic. It treats various conditions such as Acne, Anthrax or Meningococcal infections. ...Read more