Why SOLODYN Tablets?


Because SOLODYN is…

  • The #1 prescribed oral antibiotic that treats the red bumps and pimples of moderate-to-severe inflammatory acne2
  • Only approved for use in patients 12 years of age and older, and is not approved to treat acne spots that are not red-looking, like whiteheads and blackheads2
  • An extended-release formulation, that slowly releases medicine over time2
  • Taken once daily, any time of day, with or without food (for 12 weeks)2
  • Customizable therapy with 3 strengths based on weight2
  • The lowest dose of minocycline needed to be
    effective—no more, no less2

What do the studies say?

  • At the end of two 12-week clinical studies, patients taking SOLODYN saw, on average, 44% fewer inflammatory acne lesions, while patients taking placebo (sugar pill) averaged 32% fewer2
  • In addition, about 16% of patients taking SOLODYN reported their skin as clear or almost clear, while about 9% of patients taking placebo saw these results2
  • Your dermatologist can help you…

  • Determine what type of acne you have and how severe it may be3
  • Learn if you may be allergic to SOLODYN, or any other tetracycline-class drug
  • Decide if SOLODYN is the right treatment for you

About Acne

Everyone gets it, but what is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that causes blemishes to form, most noticeably on the face. Better known as zits or pimples, these blemishes are the result of hormones increasing sebum production that—along with other substances—can clog the skin's pores.4-7

Acne usually begins around puberty when hormonal changes cause oil glands to kick into high gear and increase sebum production, but it can result in breakouts at other times for a variety of reasons.4-7


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*This offer is only valid for patients with commercial insurance. Eligible uninsured patients will pay more. This offer is not valid for any person eligible for reimbursement of prescriptions, in whole or in part, by any federal, state, or other governmental programs, including, but not limited to, Medicare (including Medicare Advantage and Part A, B, and D plans), Medicaid, TRICARE, Veterans Administration or Department of Defense health coverage, CHAMPUS, the Puerto Rico Government Health Insurance Plan, or any other federal or state health care programs. This offer is good only in the United States of America (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) at retail pharmacies owned and operated by Walgreen Co. (or its affiliates) and other participating independent retail pharmacies. This offer is not valid in Massachusetts or Minnesota or where otherwise prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted. This offer is not valid for redemption in the State of California or by any resident of the State of California with regard to any product for which a therapeutically equivalent generic product is available, including but not limited to Locoid lotion, Loprox shampoo, some strengths of Solodyn, and Ziana. Click here for other terms and conditions that apply.

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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