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).MCD04630

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  • 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
    eye pain
    fast heartbeat
    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 headache
    severe stomach pain
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    troubled breathing
    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:

    Less common
    Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
    difficulty with moving
    hearing loss
    hives or welts
    muscle stiffness
    redness of the skin
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    Incidence not known
    discoloration of the tooth
    increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
    severe sunburn
  • 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.
  • Acne

    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.