Solodyn (minocycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic supplied as an extended release tablet.
Solodyn is a prescription medicine used to treat pimples and red bumps (non-nodular inflammatory lesions) that happen with moderate to severe acne vulgaris in people 12 years and older.
Solodyn is not effective for acne that is not red-looking (this means acne that is not inflammatory).
Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Myrac, Solodyn, Vectrin
Common side effects of Solodyn include headache. Other side effects include dizziness. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to minocycline: oral capsule, oral capsule extended release, oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
Other dosage forms:
intravenous powder for solution
As well as its needed effects, minocycline (the active ingredient contained in Solodyn) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking minocycline, check with your doctor immediately:
Incidence not known
Black, tarry stools
blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
blood in the urine or stools
blurred or double vision
bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
chest pain, possibly moving to the left arm, neck, or shoulder
dizziness or lightheadedness
general feeling of discomfort or illness
general tiredness and weakness
hives, itching, or skin rash
joint or muscle pain
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
loss of appetite
nausea or vomiting
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
severe stomach pain
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
unusual bleeding or bruising
upper right abdominal or stomach pain
yellow eyes and skin
Some minocycline side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:
Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
difficulty with moving
hives or welts
redness of the skin
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
Incidence not known
discoloration of the tooth
increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
Solodyn (minocycline hydrochloride) tablet, film coated, extended release General dosage information for the active ingredient contained in Solodyn: Minocycline (oral suspension, oral capsule, oral tablet, oral tablet, extended release, intravenous powder for injection, oral and topical kit) Please confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.
Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Minocycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others. Minocycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.