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.
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.
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.
No. Solodyne is a tetracycline antibiotic commonly used for acne treatment. In pregnancy and nursing it can pass through to the fetus and cause a discoloration of the baby's teeth that is not correctable. Tetracyclines, including doxycycline, Minocycline and solodyne should not be used in pregnancy or while nursing.
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.