Compare Minocycline vs. Tindamax

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Solodyn
(minocycline)

Tindamax
(tinidazole)

Treats bacterial infections. Solodyn (Minocycline) is an effective way to treat certain skin infections, acne, and rosacea, but you'll need to use barrier methods of birth control since it can make birth control pills less effective and cause birth defects.Coming soon.
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5.47Minocycline
Reviews for Minocycline
53%
of people (All ages) say Minocycline is worth it
59%
say it works well
18%
say it's a big hassle
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Minocycline side effects.

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How it works
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Solodyn (Minocycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
MinocyclineTindamax
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Extended release capsule
  • Pill
Used for
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  • Amebic Liver Abscess Infection Due To Entamoeba Histolytica Bacterial Vaginosis Infection By Giardia Lamblia Infection Due To Entamoeba Histolytica Intestinal Infectious Disease Trichomoniasis
Risk factors for serious side effects
MinocyclineTindamax
  • Age 8 years or younger
  • Using oral birth control pills
  • Long antibiotic treatment period
  • Women of childbearing age
Detailed Solodyn (minocycline) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Price
    MinocyclineTindamax
    • Available as a generic, so it should be reasonably priced.
    No price related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    MinocyclineTindamax
    • Clinical studies show it's effective against MRSA, a common skin infection, and it's commonly used to treat acne and rosacea.
    • Available as a generic, so it should be reasonably priced.
    • Solodyn (Minocycline) is less likely to cause sunburn than other tetracycline antibiotics.
    • Bacteria are less likely to become resistant to Solodyn (Minocycline) than other tetracycline antibiotics.
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    Downsides and risks
    MinocyclineTindamax
    • It can make birth control pills less effective, so people should use barrier methods of birth control like condoms or diaphragms while on Solodyn (Minocycline).
    • Can stain your teeth, mouth, and gums if you're using the tablets, or your skin if you're using the topical version, but this is temporary.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    MinocyclineTindamax
    • Both men and women should use barrier methods of birth control while on Solodyn (Minocycline) since it can cause birth defects and make birth control pills less effective.
    • Can make you dizzy, so be careful if you're getting up from lying down or sitting. Don't drive until you know how it affects you.
    • Can stain your teeth, tongue and gums, but this is temporary.
    • Take this exactly how your doctor or pharmacist tells you until it's all gone.
    • Don't eat any dairy products or take any vitamins within 2 hours of taking Solodyn (Minocycline) because they can make the medication less effective.
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