Solodyn

(Minocycline)

4.0/ 5 average rating with 17 reviewsforMinocycline
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Treats bacterial infections.

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Our bottom line

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.

Quick facts about Minocycline
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (minocycline)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 60 100mg tablets
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$98.31

Upsides

  • 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.
People’s experience with Minocycline

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Downsides

  • 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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Lowest price for 60 100mg tablets
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How it works

Solodyn (Minocycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.

Quick facts about Minocycline
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (minocycline)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Extended release capsule
People’s experience with Minocycline

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Side effect rates for Solodyn (Minocycline)

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Risks and Warnings for Solodyn (Minocycline)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Age 8 years or younger

    This medication can cause changes in the color and development of teeth in fetuses and in children younger than 8 years old. Your doctor will recommend alternative medications.

Common concerns from people taking Solodyn (Minocycline)

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Pregnancy
Price
  • Available as a generic, so it should be reasonably priced.
Food
  • Reviewed Minocyclineon 8/17/2017Always take it with food and plenty of water
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    Woman
    A month or so
    Skin infection