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Is it safe to take solodyn (minocycline) while pregnant or breastfeeding?
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: NO!!!
Women taking the active ingredient in solodyn (minocycline) during pregnancy, reported problems included missing or smaller-than-normal arms and legs.
The fda recommends women not take this drug when pregnant. The benefits solodyn presents as an acne treatment do not outweigh the risks. Minocycline can be present in breast milk and create damage to the baby's teeth, etc.

In brief: NO!!!
Women taking the active ingredient in solodyn (minocycline) during pregnancy, reported problems included missing or smaller-than-normal arms and legs.
The fda recommends women not take this drug when pregnant. The benefits solodyn presents as an acne treatment do not outweigh the risks. Minocycline can be present in breast milk and create damage to the baby's teeth, etc.
Dr. Martin Raff
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