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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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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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Is it safe to take soludyn while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take soludyn while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No. Talk to your dr.: Soludyn is a tetracycline antibiotic most likely used to treat acne. It is known to cause enamel hypoplasia and bone anomalies in the fetus, therefore not a good idea in pregnancy. Although there are no studies of tetracycline use during nursing, it is excreted in breastmilk, therefore you should avoid taking it while breastfeeding. The good news is that there are other ways to treat acne. ...Read more

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Is solodyn (minocycline) safe with accutane?

Not Recommended : Both medications can cause pseudotumor cerebri, and when taken together the risk of this is much higher. It is reversible, but i still never prescribe both Accutane and Minocycline (solodyn is a version of minocycline) together. If an antibiotic is needed while on accutane, I use a different antibiotic that is not associated with pseudotumor. ...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 safe to drink alcohol while taking solodyn (minocycline)?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking solodyn (minocycline)?

I think so.: Of course, like we always say, in moderation. If you drink enough to lose inhibitions to the other precautions, probably not good idea. ...Read more

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Im taking solodyn (minocycline) for acne, and Im interested in taking the Hcg drops. Is it safe?

Im taking solodyn (minocycline) for acne, and Im interested in taking the Hcg drops. Is it safe?

No: I would not recommend taking the solodyn (minocycline) and the HCG drops. If you are considering the use of the HCG drops, I would recommend that you get in to see your physician and make sure you are ready for such a process. You may be at risk, please get in to be seen before starting the HCG. ...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

Solodyn (Definition)

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