About SOLODYN

Product Description

 

SOLODYN Extended Release Tablets are an oral antibiotic that is approved to treat only the red, pus-filled pimples and red bumps of moderate to severe acne in patients 12 years of age and older. SOLODYN does not have an effect on acne spots that are not red-looking, such as whiteheads or blackheads.2

 

SOLODYN Tablets are available from Valeant Pharmaceuticals in 5 strengths. Your doctor can prescribe SOLODYN in the strength that is right for you, based on your weight.2 The recommended dosage of SOLODYN is approximately 1 mg/kg once daily for 12 weeks. Studies show that higher doses of SOLODYN do not work any better and may result in more severe side effects.2

 

Do not take SOLODYN if you are allergic to tetracycline-class drugs. Ask your dermatologist or pharmacist for a list of these medicines if you are not sure.2

 

Effective treatment depends on the type of acne you have and how severe it is, which a dermatologist can help determine.3 Ask your dermatologist if SOLODYN is the right treatment option for you. If you do not have a dermatologist, click here to find a physician near you.

Dosing

SOLODYN Tablets are approved for patients 12 years of age and older with red, pus-filled pimples and red bumps of moderate to severe acne. Your doctor will prescribe the strength of SOLODYN that is appropriate for your weight. The usual dose of SOLODYN is 1 tablet each day for 12 weeks. Studies show that higher doses of SOLODYN do not work any better and may result in more severe side effects.2

Benefits and Safety Considerations

SOLODYN provides the following patient benefits2:

  • SOLODYN has an extended-release formulation that slowly releases its active ingredient throughout the day
  • You only have to take SOLODYN once a day, and you can take it whenever it's most convenient—morning, afternoon, or night. You should, however, take the tablet at the same time each day, with or without food
  • SOLODYN Tablets are dosed based on patient weight. The recommended dosage of SOLODYN is approximately 1 mg/kg once daily for 12 weeks. Studies show that higher doses of SOLODYN do not work any better and may result in more severe side effects
  • SOLODYN has a well-defined safety profile. It is a low-dose antibiotic used to treat only the red, pus-filled pimples and bumps of moderate to severe acne in patients 12 years of age and older. Patients treated with SOLODYN may see improvement in their acne at 12 weeks
Safety Considerations

  • The most common side effects were headache, tiredness, dizziness, and itching
  • SOLODYN contains minocycline. Like other antibiotics based on tetracycline, minocycline can harm an unborn child when taken by a pregnant woman
  • Tetracycline drugs should not be used when a child's teeth are forming (during the last half of pregnancy and up to 8 years of age) because they may cause permanent darkening of teeth
  • Severe irritation and bleeding in the colon (pseudomembranous colitis) have been reported with nearly all antibiotics and may range from mild to life-threatening. Talk to your doctor if you have severe diarrhea
  • Light-headedness, dizziness, and a spinning feeling have been reported by patients taking minocycline
  • Protect your skin while out in sunlight as SOLODYN can make it more sensitive to the sun. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds
  • Don't use SOLODYN if you are pregnant. Men and women who are trying to conceive a child should not take SOLODYN. SOLODYN may make an oral contraceptive less effective
  • This drug should not be used by anyone who has had allergic reactions to any of the tetracycline drugs
  • The safety of using SOLODYN for longer than 12 weeks has not been studied and is not known
  • SOLODYN may cause a serious rash and allergic reactions that may affect parts of your body. Discontinue SOLODYN immediately if symptoms occur

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Indication and Usage

Solodyn is a tetracycline-class drug used to treat the pimples and red bumps (non-nodular inflammatory lesions) of moderate to severe acne in people 12 and older.

Solodyn is not effective for acne that is not red-looking (non-inflammatory), such as blackheads and whiteheads. It is not known whether it is effective to treat infections, whether it is safe for use in people under 12, or safe to use for longer than 12 weeks.

Important Safety Information for SOLODYN Tablets

  • Do not use Solodyn if you are allergic to any of the tetracycline class of drugs. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these drugs if you are not sure. Discontinue Solodyn right away if a rash or other allergic symptoms appear.
  • Before taking Solodyn, tell your doctor if you have: kidney or liver problems, diarrhea or watery stools, vision problems or other medical conditions, or if you plan to have surgery with anesthesia.
  • Tell your doctor about all your medications, as taking Solodyn with other medications can affect the way Solodyn or the other drugs work, especially birth control pills, blood thinners, and antacids. Solodyn should not be taken with penicillin antibiotics or with isotretinoin (Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret).
  • Taking Solodyn while pregnant may cause serious side effects on the growth of bone and teeth of your baby, so tell your doctor if you are nursing or pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Solodyn, stop taking it and call your doctor. If you are male and your partner is trying to conceive, do not take Solodyn.
  • Protect your skin from the sun. Avoid sunlight, sunlamps, and tanning beds as you may get severe sunburn. Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery until you know whether Solodyn causes you to feel dizzy or light-headed, or a spinning feeling (vertigo).
  • Severe irritation and bleeding in the colon (pseudomembranous colitis) have been reported with most antibiotics and can range from mild to life-threatening. Talk to your doctor if you have watery diarrhea, diarrhea that doesn’t go away, or bloody stools.
  • Tell your doctor if you have symptoms of liver disease, including loss of appetite, tiredness, diarrhea, yellowing of skin or eyes, unexplained bleeding, confusion or sleepiness. Stop taking Solodyn and call your doctor if you have changes in your vision or unusual headaches, or if you get a fever, rash, joint pain or body weakness, as these could be signs of a serious condition.
  • The most common side effects are headache, tiredness, dizziness and itching.
  • You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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