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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 or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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