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For Acne "I’m on my second month of solodyn and my cystic acne is gone!!! My dermatologist put me on the 55mg dosage which is actually right below what I should be taking. I think a lot of the negative side effects people are having may be due to high dosage. I do feel like I’m having irregular periods. Other than that I feel fine. I do agree that it makes you gain weight! Although I think it’s fluid retention to be honest. Luckily my dermatologist only wants me on it for two months so I’m almost done."

   
10

Bmcgee (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 18, 2018

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For Acne "This medication has cleared my acne completely, BUT I have been having a ton of headaches, joint pain and even gained 10lbs in a month. I have been on this med for about 3 months. Finally I thought let me read some reviews and side effects, because I don't take any other prescriptions and sure enough all those side effects popped up. And after reading these reviews. I'm stopping them. Its unfortunate you take a med for one problem and gain 10 more. Very disappointed"

   
7.0

NA (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 20, 2018

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For Acne "After trying everything and still breaking out really bad finally went in to get this prescribed. I have taken every day for about 5 weeks. I have not broken out once! I'm so happy I finally went to a dermatologist. It feels crazy finally waking up and not having any breakouts. Highly recommend"

   
10

Jomi (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2018

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For Acne "Solodyn worked amazingly. BUT, on day three I experienced tiredness in my body physically. The day after I stopped taking it (day four) I was experiencing joint pains that weren’t pleasant. I thought this would be safer than Accutane but it has some of the same side affects Accutane has. I don’t want to risk my health for clear skin. But remember everyone reacts differently. You could multiple side affects or none. Solodyn could work for you or if couldn’t. But if you ever do take it don’t take it longer than three months and every day notice if you are showing any side affects. You are beautiful with or without acne. Don’t let your skin define you. Don’t let it rule over you life. You decide how acne affects your life."

   
7.0

Emily77 January 24, 2018

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For Acne "Was prescribed this last week, all was going well I noticed my skin was clearing up real nice. THEN I all of a sudden had an allergic reaction to it and have now since broken out in a rash that resembles immature chicken Pox all over my face/neck and now its going further down on to my chest. It feels drier than my skin has ever felt. For the record I have oily skin so when I say my face felt ridiculiously dry I mean it was insane. I look like I have chicken pox. This is awful."

Breezyyyy December 7, 2017

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For Acne "I am 18 years old and I have been on Solodyn 55mg for three months now and my acne has only gotten worse. I had minimal breakouts on just my forehead and it honestly wasn't the worst, but I wanted it to be gone. My derm prescribed me with this medication for two months and after three weeks of taking the pill I started getting giant cysts on my jawline and cheeks. It is truly awful and I feel as if it is a waste of money and effort."

   
1.0

This really sucks November 19, 2017

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For Acne "I'm 18 years old and I've had horrible red inflamed acne since I was 14. My derm has put me on every topical cream he could think of and I was on Minocycline for six months I believe and at first my skin was the worst its ever been but then it was flawless due to the pill and my birth control. I stopped taking minocycline because my acne cleared up. I just recently started breaking out again so he put me on solodyn and its only been a week and my acne is worse than it ever was before taking oral prescriptions and even worse than my skin at its worst while on minocycline. I'm hoping that it'll have the same effect and clear my skin completely but right now its hopeless."

   
1.0

sad:( November 15, 2017

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For Acne "Started taking this medication about 2 months ago and it worked immediately. I usually average about one or two cystic acne breakouts a month along with smaller pimples that pop up here and there, but solodyn has kept my face clear throughout this whole time. The only side effects I've noticed is increased tiredness in the evening and minor migraines, but this is a payoff I'm willing to make for healthy skin!"

   
10

terrosaurus (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 2, 2017

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For Acne "At 24 after struggling with hormonal chin acne (that flared before period) and occasional breakouts in my t-zone, my derm prescribed 65mg Solodyn, and Retin A in conjunction with a cleansing routine 2x a day using Cerave followed by Simple Smoothing Toner. At first, I did not see much improvement. Then at the one-month mark, all hell broke loose; I broke out like crazy for 2-3 weeks, huge zits in areas of my face that were not previously a problem. I was embarrassed and ready to call it quits, but after reading about it getting worse before it got better, I ordered my refill and decided to give it time. Suddenly, 1.5ish months in, success! No new breakouts (fingers crossed), and I even just started my cycle. Patience is the key w/ Solodyn"

   
8.0

RachelK93 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 1, 2017

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For Acne "I am on Solodyn for 5 month now and my first 3 months was bad and the 4th month got better but I developed a minor itch on my leg and I ask the doctor about it , guess was one of the drug side effects, Also feeling nausea or loopy is what I get some time too! But my back is so much better now and no acne or inflamed blackheads slowly clearing up! But worry about liver damage : ("

   
6.0

Sheng111 May 15, 2017

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For Acne "I am taking this because I have Perioral Dermatitis. I was given solodyn for 1 week and the generic for 4 weeks. So far I have been on solodyn for 5 days. The first day I felt a little dry mouth....and up to now I feel a little nauseous and almost like my throat is "weird". I don't know if it's coincidence or the actual drug. I will finish this bottle and start the generic, but if I feel anything getting worse, I will stop it immediately. To me, it's just not worth it. Unfortunately, this only clears up with medication, not topical cream... I hope this medication does not make me feel worse!"

GreekPrincess80 May 15, 2017

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For Acne "First week using solodyn and my acne is worse than ever. I had a lot on my cheeks, chin, and left side of my back but now its also on my forehead and my shoulders. I've woken up with 2-3 new pimples everyday for the past week since I started taking it. I really hope this is normal and it gets better soon cause this sucks :("

   
1.0

amanda101111 May 8, 2017

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For Acne "I've had acne since I was 12 years old. During high school, it was particualryl bad so I went on proactiv, which was awful!!! don't ever go on it. Anways, about my second year into college my acne got pretty bad again so I went to the derm over the summer. In fall, I got put on solodyn, acezone, and adapelene with a benzepro wash. I have been on this for over two months and I STILL GET ACNE. I currently have a bandaid on my face covering up a cyst I popped last night. The reason I didn't give it a zero is because I do think it has helped with the inflammation and reducing the number of pimples, but I want clear skin, not just less acne. Long story short, solodyn is okay but it will not clear up your skin."

   
5.0

Anonymous February 23, 2017

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For Acne "I'm 15 years old and I've been taking solodyn 55 mg for about a month now in addition to birth control which my dermatologist prescribed. I haven't been seeing any improvement yet and I am still continuing to get terrible breakouts."

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 2, 2017

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For Acne "I was on Solodyn for 5 years. I am now 19 years old and just quit about 8 months ago. It made my skin FLAWLESS and got compliments all the time. Never any noticeable side affects, although I did quit because I was afraid it was killing my liver and being on an antibiotic for that long is dangerous. Also, the last 6 months I noticed my breakouts were no longer controlled, as if my body was becoming immune to the drug. Now being off it my skin is worse than ever with many, many cysts. Going back to the derm to hopefully find something else that perhaps is not as hurtful to the body (I can dream lol), overall a great experience with it, it just made me sick thinking of what it was damaging internally to my body. Best of luck!"

   
8.0

Mjj17 December 18, 2016

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For Acne "I started taking solodyn 80mg for a month after stopping my birth control and developing cystic acne as a result of stopping it. I have the giant cystic ones that come back worse every time I stop an antibiotic for acne (2 rounds of doxy, 1 round of minocycline). So I took it for 8 weeks total and noticed significant hair loss over those eight weeks with mild improvement in my acne. I got less giant pimples that were deep and under the surface, but within 1.5 weeks of stopping, I have them probably worse than ever. Felt tired and lazy most of the time while I was on it and had trouble focusing. Not worth the side effects for minimal improvement. Hope you have better luck."

   
4.0

Emmmy W November 29, 2016

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For Acne "I just wanted to share the info I got from my doctor. I just got prescribed this medication today. Some people on here mentioned headaches, nausea and tanning both of which my doctor told me could be some side effects. Hope that helped! I hope this medicine helps me."

   
5.0

DDouble November 23, 2016

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For Acne "I am 25 years old and I've been taking Solodyn for four days now. I usually wake up with a few new pimples on my face but have not seen any of that since on this pill. I'm extremely happy since I've been suffering with breakouts since the age of fourteen. A side effect would be nausea but at this point in my life anything is worth having clear skin and not being self-conscious. Another thing to add on is that I have also been using Onexton which is a daily face gel."

   
9.0

JenGGo November 21, 2016

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For Acne "I'm 32 years old and I was suffering from unwanted blemishes constantly. I was desperate to try anything to clear my skin - my last straw was seeing the dermatologist. I've now been on Solodyn for 3 months and my skin is nearly flawless with a small blemish rarely. Unfortunately my trade off for clear skin seems to be weight gain from Solodyn. I have been the same weight my entire life no matter what I ate. But since one Solodyn I have gone from 155 pounds to 170 pounds in 90 days and I'm even starving myself. Has anyone else had this side effect? and if so I hope the weight drops when I stop taking them. Help!"

   
9.0

Vanessa324 November 2, 2016

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For Acne "My close friend's very healthy 12 year old daughter was on Solodyn for what I would consider mild to moderate acne. A few weeks ago she started having significant stomach pain. They thought it was lactose intolerance, then maybe gluten intolerance. The pain worsened. Then she became severely constipated. The doctors did all types of GI testing. She began vomiting uncontrollably for days on end. Only upon going to the ER did they find after some blood work specifically checking for liver problems, that she had elevated enzymes. Scans showed liver enlargement. They took her off of the Solodyn. A few days later her liver is showing improvement and she can eat a bit. Official diagnosis was drug induced liver damage from the Solodyn."

   
1.0

DoubleU October 30, 2016

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For Acne "Solodyn cleared up my ACNE within just a few days, minimal side effects. Cleared up my acne and made my skin actually STAY clear, I haven't had any acne for about a month"

   
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Lnnddsss (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 26, 2016

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For Acne "I had tried just about every over the counter medicine available for acne for about three years. I then went to a dermatologist who prescribed Solodyn w/ Epiduo. I could see a distinct improvement with 2-3 weeks and at 3 months my skin looks almost totally clear. My dermatologist prescribed for 2 months, and at my second visit prescribed for another two months. I am nervous about coming off of Solodyn, because it has worked fantastically, but it is SO expensive and the coupon the company offers only has a limited number of refills. Other than the prohibitive cost (retail w/o a coupon), Solodyn gets my highest rating! My experience with Solodyn.....Be patient and you will see results."

   
9.0

Kat337 October 14, 2016

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For Acne "In March 2016 I went withmy friend to Rome. Within days my face was covered in acne. I was extremely depressed and self conscious I have never had acne before. I went on 80mg and the first 1-2 months didn't notice changes. After the trial period it cleared up and I've been off for two weeks. I have a few pimples but its basically nothing. I wash my face and use a topical. It worked but unfortunately it does take time. I'm basically 100% clear now minus some blemishes which will go away in time. Stay with it and stay positive."

   
9.0

Joey0 September 26, 2016

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For Acne "I took Solodyn a few years ago. I was on it for about 2-3 yrs. Like another poster on here said, I didn't have horrible acne like some cases, but it made me uncomfortable, especially as an adult. It did clear my acne (hence the rating of 3 instead of 0). But when I tried to come off of it, OMG!! It became one of those cases. I broke out like I could never imagine. I wouldn't look people in the eye, wouldn't let my husband EVER see me without make up, my self esteem when in the tank. I had to go on Accutane to get off of Solodyn. I did it during the summer (I am a school nurse w/summers off). It was the only time I could go off Solodyn for the 2 weeks I had to, to go on Accutane."

   
3.0

rntracy (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 24, 2016

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For Acne "I always thought I had "severe" acne at varying points in my life, with seemingly no remedy in sight. I just decided to go to a dermatologist. I was informed (which I already knew from seeing others in my life with much worse conditions) that my acne was "less severe" or "mild" in comparison from a doctor's perspective. All of you out there know this doesn't matter because if it's bad to you, then it's bad enough! I go on to explain how I've "tried it all" or listen to recommendations of others that have great skin, and I still find that nothing works. The dermatologist recommended Solodyn. I was weary of getting any potential "side effects" as anyone would, but I must say, it worked! Everyone responds diff, but you won't know until you try"

   
9.0

SteveDL September 16, 2016

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