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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: This medication had its good and bad. It worked very well to clear up my acne. Within a month I saw drastic results. However, my hair started falling out while I was on this medication. My dermatologist didn't believe that it was the medication causing it so I choose to stop on my own. Within a week I noticed my hair was no longer dropping. Since I was on no other medication at the time or did not change any products I can only assume it was a side effect of the medicine.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: I tried a lot of products to get rid of my adult acne. The doctor put me on a topical cream for the first 3 months then wanted me to take Solodyn 45 along with the cream. My face looks perfect. I started getting side effects the last 2 months since the doctor gave me Solodyn 55. Now I have problems breathing and a little dizzy. I am only 30 and very healthy and this is the only pill I take so I think it had to be the upgrade on mg that is causing my new problems. I stopped the pills but am still using the cream. Hopefully I wont get the acne back. I would recommend this but make sure you pay attention to any changes in your health and stop taking it then.
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Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: Only on my second week of treatment but its not looking so good. I got it to treat some cystic acne on my back and my skin cleared up quickly the first week. However I'm tired all of the time, and the cystic acne's coming back with a vengeance. Just broke out with a line of huge pimples down my lower back which has never happened, and some on my face, all of which are very painful. I'll continue the treatment for a few more weeks but so far things aren't looking good.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: When I turned 40 I started getting cysts on my chin and jawline (a lovely side effect of hormones) and dealt with it for 6 months before deciding to finally see my Dermatologist. She prescribed 55 mg and the results were immediate and remarkable. I've been on it for 4 months and have had no side effects (I take NO other medications though) and have had ZERO breakouts. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is expensive so be sure to get the discount card from your Doctor which is good for 3 refills. I see my Doctor every 3 months so she can monitor my progress and give me another card. I have paid only $10 a month for this medication since I started it. My confidence has skyrocketed and I'm saving a ton of money on makeup!
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Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: I really like Solodyn. So far its gotten rid of my acne the only thing that I don't like is that when you stop taking it you start to break out a lot, but so far no really bad reactions just dizziness and vertigo but that's why I was recommended to take it before bed, it helps.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: Minocycline cleared up my cheeks for a time but I hadn't addressed the root cause of my acne (in my case it was smoking), so when I stopped the treatment (and continued smoking) it came back in full force, covering a larger surface area and much more severe.
Antibiotics can only suppress the bacteria for so long, you must address the root of the problem. You know what it is.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: Had large cyst on chest and back that I had to have them removed. Kept getting flare ups around bikini area. Started using Solodyn and the flare ups stopped immediately. Heard it was expensive but doctor gave me a card for free month trial.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: I was prescribed this by a PA who also works for the FDA. I was a bit hesitant to try at first after reading the patient pamphlet from the pharmacy. I gave in once the PA assured me that it was an established medicine that has been around for decades with few if any side effects. After approximately two months on this, I was amazed at how clear my skin had become. However, I also noticed that my teeth were beginning to develop brown spots on them as if I had just eaten chocolate. I shared this concern with the PA during a follow-up visit and she claimed to have never heard of that side effect in adults. I was advised to discontinue the medicine.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: This medicine works and has cleared my skin. I have been taking it for 3 weeks and have had very bad mood swings, I have had similar symptoms from when I used to be on birth control. It also makes my joints very weak and my appetite has changed.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Rosacea: I was given Solodyn for 3 months as part of a study. Within 3 days I saw a big difference. I was mainly looking to get rid of the red hue on my face since birth. I soon discovered that I had inflammation of my facial skin that was soon gone. My facial skin took on a whole new texture and what few tiny pimples I would get no longer existed. I have been without for 2 months now and my face has returned to it's original state. The rosacea on my collar bone/upper chest has not returned. I would recommend this to anyone who asked. Hoping to start doxycycline soon and get similar results.
Solodyn (minocycline) for Acne: Solodyn really worked for me. Make sure the Dr. prescribes by your weight, I started with 90mg which is way too high for what I weigh, it caused tingling in my fingers and toes, once I got it reduced to 65mg I had no side effects. The only negative is the price, the discount card is only good for 3 refills after that it is very expensive.
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