Also known as: Dynacin, Minocin, Myrac, Solodyn, Ximino
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Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: I am 26 years old. Never had acne problems, even as a teenage. Started breaking out badly due to starting Birth Control. Tried diff brands.. all the same. So went to Dermatologist. Started taking the Solodyn 65 once a day. First few months no real change. Actually it unfortunately got WORSE before it got better. First month the worst. I was very embarrassed. BUT good news. Stick with it. Its now been four months and I FINALLY see a change. Its been 4 months exactly now and I am just now feeling comfortable not wearing a ton of makeup. I still use a dap here and there but nothing like before. Only con is that the pimples I developed while on Solodyn seemed to linger.
minocycline for Acne: Started taking this for acne about three years ago and have been very happy. Noticed some stomach issues for about the first month, then only rarely (usually if I forget to take a dose I get a little twinge and upset when I start again).
Note: The nausea/runs thing. My GP recommended taking it before I start my preparations for bed.
minocycline for Skin Infection: I had a moderate case of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis, and was prescribed minocycline. It had pretty much cleared it up (not 100%), but I had developed pulsatile tinnitus (hearing my pulse due to a mucus buildup in my inner ear) in my right ear as a side effect of the medication, and it has persisted for about 4-5 months. I was on the minocycline regimen for about 3 months. I've seen the doctor about my ear, and the pulsing sound has reduced greatly and doesn't really bother me anymore (though I going to return to try to get rid of it completely). Minocycline is effective, but just be aware that this can also be a side effect of this medication.
Minocin (minocycline) for Acne: I took Minocin in my late teens for about 5 years and from what I remember I never had a single outbreak or flare up while taking it. Having said that, if I missed a few days meds the acne would break out. Though it never cleared my skin completely it most certainly helped.
minocycline for Rosacea: I have used this medication successfully for years. Initially I used it daily for a few weeks, then tapered down to 3 times a weeks, then only 3 days in a row for flare ups. I haven't used any for 3 years until just recently when I had a flare up. After one dose the redness decreased and no new pustules. The only side effect has been yeast infection when I take higher doses, i.e., twice a day for 5-7 days, but I have not found that I need to do that. I can usually take 50 mg, once a day for 3 days, then I take a dose every other day for 3 days. By then the pustules have resolved and no yeast infection.
minocycline for Acne: Even thought minocyline did what it was supposed to, it gave me awful side effects--migraines, stomach pain, slight fever, trouble breathing--pretty much every side effect listed. For a week I thought I was sick because my lymph nodes were a little swollen. I took it for about 2 weeks before I began having side effects--before that it just gave me dry lips. Worth a try but please, PLEASE stop if it is making you sick.
Review by Brad1234 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
minocycline for Acne: I took minocycline for 7-8 months and it worked awesome for me, clearing me up fast and had no side effects. I was relieved that I had finally found something to cure my acne which was very hurtful to my self confidence, but three weeks ago the breakouts came back so I went to the doctor and he upped the dose from 50mg to 100mg but it still hasn't had an effect. I wake with a new break out everyday, I would 110% recommend this medicine because it did wonders for me for a while, I just wish it would come back and work for me because I feel like I'm back at square 1.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: Solodyn worked great for me! I got really sick on Doxycycline, so my dermatologist switched me to this. It cleared up my body & face acne (I was/am also taking Veltin as a topical). I understand it can be very expensive for some people, but my insurance covered it with a $20 copay. I was on Solodyn for 6 months and just stopped taking it on advice of my derm about 2 weeks ago. So far so good! I would recommend it. I didn't have any side effects on it like I had on the Doxy.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: I'm 26 and have been on prescription acne treatments for 16 years. My acne was pretty well controlled in my 20's until a flare up a couple of years ago. My DR prescribed Solodyn. It took the full 12 weeks to see results. I believe the first 2-4 weeks my acne was even worse. From weeks 12-16 it got remarkably better and then I phased off of it. It's now a year later and the flare up's are starting so I'm trying another round of Solodyn. I have learned that for some of us, there is no miracle cure. Solodyn isn't a miracle worker, but it has helped me keep my acne under control, and I'm very satisfied with that. My Dr. has me use a gentle cleanser (I use Clinique) and topical gel (Epiduo) along with the Solodyn.
minocycline for Acne: Well, I read all these comments before I started taking minocycline, and I really doubted it would work. But I pretty much saw overnight results (if that's possible). I noticed that my acne decreased and you can barely tell it's there anymore. I haven't even been using this medication for a week and I'm already loving it. I just hope it stays this way. The negatives with this medication is that I'm VERY emotional. Anything can make me cry. But hey, if it eliminates my acne I'll cry every day. Another negative is it gives me slight stomach pain, the other night it was a really sharp pain but it went away after a while. Good luck to all who use this!
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: My 12 year old daughter has suffered from acne for two years. She was on Doxy and proactive and it worked great and then we took her off it and her acne came back so we started her on Solodyn and Proactive and it seems to work great. We tried just proactive without the antibiotics and it helps a little but adding the antibiotic makes a huge difference. It has been two weeks since she started and her acne has improved at least 50%, maybe even 70%. Also the proactive sulfur mask they have works great. She puts a thin layer on her face at night and sleeps with it on and I see a huge improvement by the morning.
minocycline for Acne: I was advised by my GP to take this medicine for my acne. Although my acne is not extremely severe, usally consisting of 3-4 spots a a month, I asked my doctor what she would recommend after trying a bunch of OTC skincare products. She suggested Minocycline, as I had previously been on it to fight an infection I had when I was still very young and had a VERY low chance of allergic reactions. The first week and a half was alright, and I had noticed that my skin had been getting less red and that the acne on my face was improving as well. Around the second week, I started to notice that I had welts forming on my body and I was constantly itching. My GP told me that I had grown to be allergic to the medicine and was taken off it.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: Solodyn is great, but unfortunately, the side effect aren't. This product has cleared up my skin, but I had to stop taking it due to its side effects. It made me really itchy, gave me yeast infections, and hives.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: Didn't experience any side effects. Took it during early spring so over exposure of sun was not an issue. Cleared up all my under the skin acne (large, red, inflamed zits that could be very painful). After two months of taking the medication I stopped and now have no acne. It's been three months and I'm very satisfied since I've fought with bad acne for six years now.
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Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: Works great for cystic acne - works some on whiteheads. Like that it is once a day- but it is so expensive! I got the manufacturer's coupon card-so I haven't had to pay much out of pocket.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: I began seeing positive results from Solodyn after just a few weeks. I get an occasional zit, but nothing like what I had just a few shorts months ago. Would definitely recommend!
Review by grayeyed (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Minocin (minocycline) for Rosacea: Although it took 6 weeks to show improvement, after that it worked great. The doctor told me it would take that long. I had no side effects. I had a red area on my nose and under my eye for months and doctor said it was rosacea. It cleared it completely. I also have red and dry skin on my cheeks and jaw that the medicine did NOT help.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: I was on it for a few months and then started having really bad stomach problems. I went off of it three weeks ago and I'm still having terrible stomach problems to the point where I have to force myself to eat.
minocycline for Acne: This has helped the acne on my chin so much! I got at least one or two painful zits on my chin every week and since starting about three weeks ago I've gotten maybe 2. My back is clearing up and aside from a new one my chest is too. The side effects I've noticed are: severely dry lips (only Aquaphor helps!), a yeast infection, diarrhea pretty consistently. But for me it's definitely worth it!
minocycline for Acne: I have moderate acne, I have used almost every single product, but not orally. Minocycline is the first kind of pill I have ever taken (I could never swallow pills, but finally I am able to). This is my 2nd day on minocycline and I already feel dizzy and tired. I also use adapalene along with minocycline. I have already started to see slight changes in my face.
minocycline for Acne: I always had good skin until the summer of my senior year in high school. I started using a topical cream and that was effective until December of that year when I started to have moderate break outs. I was prescribed Minocycline and a higher dose of my topical cream. At first I could only use Minocycline once a day, because twice a day would make me dizzy, but I have worked up to 1 and 1/2 pills every day and have no more acne on my skin at all. It is very very effective with a topical cream. In a couple weeks I will try 2 pills a day (which is the dose I am suggested to take) and if I can't handle it, I will stay with 1 and 1/2 pills a day until I can.
minocycline for Acne: This medication did not clear up my acne until about the 3rd month using it. But into the 4th month of use, I developed a really bad sore on my tongue. One of the rare side effects of this medicine is mouth sores and I was the unfortunate one to experience it.
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