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Has anyone here prescribed the acne drug solodyn (minocycline)?

Has anyone here prescribed the acne drug solodyn (minocycline)?

Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effective in inflammatory acne (red bumps, or bumps that drain pus) and will help decrease the redness and promote healing. It is not as photosensitizing as doxycycline, another commonly used drug. ...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


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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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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

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What are your reactions to solodyn (minocycline)?

What are your reactions to solodyn (minocycline)?

Many: The most significant are teeth damage in children; in all ages: liver inflammation, blood cell problems, serious allergic reaction, kidney failure, psuedotumor cerebri (a neurologic disorder). The most common are dizziness, vaginitis and photosensitivity reaction. This being said, tetracyclines are in general very safe and effective drugs. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take solodyn (minocycline) to work?

Antibiotic effects: The question as to 'how long' an antibiotic will take to work depends on what type of infection you're being treated for, and whether it's known if the antibiotic is effective. Hopefully the doctor has this information based on a culture or other clinical evidence. Generally antibiotics do a good job of 'leveling' the playing field, although it often depends on alot of specifics. Ask doc if more Q ...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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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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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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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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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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My doc prescibed me solodyn (minocycline) for my skin. Curious about its effects?

My doc prescibed me solodyn (minocycline) for my skin. Curious about its effects?

Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effective in inflammatory acne (red bumps, or bumps that drain pus) and will help decrease the redness and promote healing. It is not as photosensitizing as doxycycline, another commonly used drug. ...Read more

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Can you drink beer while taking Solodyn 80mg once daily?

Beer and Solodyn?: Can you drink beer while taking Solodyn 80mg once daily? ANS: go to Drugs. Com and read the warnings there as well as those that came with the Solodyn from the Pharmacy and I suspect you will not like to try and find out. If still interested in a potentially deadly experiment talk to your Dr. First. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) at the same time as solodyn?

Is it safe to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) at the same time as solodyn?

No Problem: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and solodyn (minocycline) has no drug and drug interactions. So should be fine to take together. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Solodyn (minocycline) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Solodyn (minocycline) allergy?

Solodyn -minocycline: Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies in reaction to allergens. Minocycline is an antibiotic. Allergic sx's may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing or swelling of tongue, airway or face. ...Read more

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My son developed moderate to severe headaches while on solodyn-- when will they go away?

My son developed moderate to severe headaches while on solodyn-- when will they go away?

Yes: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...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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Does solodyn (minocycline) affect birth control?

Does solodyn (minocycline) affect birth control?

Minocycline: Without knowing the actual medication that your are using for birth control it is not possible to answer definitively, but generally Minocycline does not seem to interfere. Tell us which pill and can be more specific. ...Read more

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What is a good moisturizer for skin while on solodyn (minocycline)?

What is a good moisturizer for skin while on solodyn (minocycline)?

Moisturizer: There are various good moisturizers out there. Most important is an oil-free moisturizer that says "non-comedogenic" or non-acne producing. ...Read more

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How much does birth control decrease when on solodyn (minocycline)?

How much does birth control decrease when on solodyn (minocycline)?

Low risk of failure: Minocycline (solodyn) changes the intestinal microenvironment slightly, & drops the oral birth control level only very slightly, and there is minimal risk of contraceptive failure. Nuvaring and similar local contraceptives are not affected. ...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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On week six of Solodyn, Differin, and Aczone but still haven't seen much all that much of an improvement. Can I expect anything by the end of month 2?

On week six of Solodyn, Differin, and Aczone but still haven't seen much all that much of an improvement. Can I expect anything by the end of month 2?

Wait 3 months: Takes time don't apply too much or get sunburn like reaction, takes 3 months for new layer of skin sometimes, why not use benzoyl peroxide 5% instead of aczone which has more risks and expense but should be ok too. ...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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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