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Treats bacterial infections.

Solodyn (minocycline) is effective in treating a variety of bacterial infections such as acne, but it can cause permanent tooth staining, especially in an unborn baby and those who are age 8 or younger.

4.0/ 5 average rating with 17 reviewsforminocycline
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Upsides
  • May be taken with or without food.
  • Solodyn (minocycline) is used in combination with other medications to treat severe acne.
  • Available as a generic form.
  • Solodyn (minocycline) is less likely to cause sunburn than other tetracycline antibiotics.
  • Can be a good alternative treatment for certain infections when penicillin can't be used.
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Downsides
  • It can make birth control pills less effective, so barrier methods of birth control like condoms or diaphragms should be used while on Solodyn (minocycline).
  • Can permanently discolor your teeth, mouth, gums and skin. This is more common for pregnant women in their last half of pregnancy, infants, and children 8 and younger.
  • Your skin may be more sensitive to the sun and your chances of getting sunburned are higher.
  • May cause dizziness and affect your driving ability.
  • Not a good option for pregnant women since it can slow down the bone development of a fetus (unborn baby).
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Used for
  • Amebic liver abscess - Infection due to Entamoeba histolytica Bacterial vaginosis Infection by Giardia lamblia Infection due to Entamoeba histolytica - Intestinal infectious disease Trichomoniasis
  • Helicobacter pylori gastrointestinal tract infection Nongonococcal urethritis
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended-release pill
  • Pill
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Reviews
17 reviews so far
53%
saidit'sworth it
59%
saiditworked well
18%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Solodyn (minocycline) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Tindamax (Tinidazole) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Yellowing of teeth
    • Age 8 or younger
    • Women in their last half of pregnancy
    • Infants
    • Using Solodyn (minocycline) for a long period of time
  • Decreased effectiveness of oral birth control pills
    • Using oral birth control pills
  • New infection
    • Using Solodyn (minocycline) for a long period of time
  • Sunburn
  • Harm to fetus (unborn baby)
    • Women who can potentially or want to become pregnant
    • Pregnant women
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