Solodyn User Reviews & Ratings
Solodyn has an average rating of 7.0 out of 10 from a total of 103 reviews on Drugs.com. 57% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 20% reported a negative experience.
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Reviews for Solodyn
- January 10, 2014
For Acne "Hello everyone! So over winter break I gained a HUGE allergic reaction from an acne face wash that made me break out with acne ALL over my face. BIG CYSTIC PIMPLES. Yeah, it was really bad. I was embarrassed, I didn't want my family to even see me. I was ashamed. My mother took me to the dermatologist that Friday and I was prescribed Solodyn. I got two weeks prescription for free. I had an amazing experience so far, its only been a week, exactly a week from today that I've been on this medication.($35 for 3 months medication) I don't regret it at ALL. The only side effect it has had on me is tiredness after school. My acne has cleared about 90% if not more. I HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone with a very ugly acne break out."
- January 2, 2014
For Acne "I've had acne since I was 14yrs old, and I'm 18 now. So I've been suffering for 4 years now. I've tired everything to get rid of my acne. I had some cystic acne and just regular acne, but it would be all over my face and leave bad scarring. It was very embarrassing. I finally decided I would do something about it. I went to the dermatologist and she prescribed me Solodyn. My face cleared up within a month, I have never seen my face this clear before it's like I never even had acne, all that's left is scars though. But this medicine from my experience works great, and I didn't experience any serious side effects. I highly recommend it."
- March 18, 2015
For Acne "I had pretty bad acne and tried many topical creams with very little relief. Solodyn really helped with my acne pretty quick. But what I noticed is that, if I missed a single daily dose, I would start to get really deep acne within 24 hours. It was frustrating because when I was getting low on a prescription, I had to make sure and go to my dermatologist immediately. It also dried my skin out quite a bit. My advice to anyone considering it; 1) make to be very consistent with when you take it, 2) start decreasing your dose as soon as you start seeing some improvement (break pills in half but still take daily, then 1/3 daily, etc.), 3) drink lots of water and use face lotion to hydrate your skin, because it really dries it out."
- Taken for 1 to 6 months
- September 16, 2015
For Acne "I really like Solodyn as my acne treatment. I have been using this medication since march 2015 but after a couple months of using it my acne disappeared. I was on proactive for 2 years but no luck. Solodyn is truly a great antibiotic pill for acne. Please do yourself a huge favor and try it! Everyone deserves to go through life with clean skin! God bless"
- October 22, 2014
For Acne "My acne was terrible. I felt like I had tried everything and that my next option was going to have to be Accutane (something I really did not want to try!). I tried like 4 different dermatologists before I was finally recommended to try Solodyn and within 2-3 months my acne began clearing and not coming back. I took it for about 6 months and I had a few pimples (but they were nothing like the ones I had before) and some scarring. I started slowing going off the Solodyn by taking half a pill every day and then every other day until I just totally stopped. It's been about 6 or 7 months since my last Solodyn pill and my skin still looks great. I usually will have one or two small pimples but I usually just spot treat with Epiduo."
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- July 26, 2015
For Acne "I started taking this less than a week ago, but will be stopping it because of the side effects. It has helped my acne, but the side effects don't make it worth it. I constantly feel nauseous, have headaches, feel feverish, and am unusually exhausted."
- July 6, 2015
For Acne "I was able to get my first bottle free, and the rest is covered by insurance with $35 out of pocket monthly. Yes, it is more on the pricey side, but having taken it for an entire month, I noticed a difference in less than a week. This stuff has been a miracle for me, and I finally have clear skin."
- April 29, 2014
For Acne "I took Solodyn for three years. I had been on Accutane the previous year, it cleared up my skin well, but then I started to get blemishes again. The Solodyn worked well, though I still had hormonal acne two weeks every month. I was happy with the results. Then, after about a year of being on it, I left for college and started to have very bad stomach issues. Overtime they worsened, but my doctors could not figure out what was wrong. I saw three different specialist, had colonoscopies, endoscopies, scans, tests, labs, etc. but no conclusions could be made. Then, my dermatologist decided to just take me off the solodyn to see if it had an effect. My stomach isn't 100% better, but I can already tell a difference in my health."
- December 18, 2016
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!"
- January 24, 2018
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."
- March 20, 2015
For Acne "I am 15 and have had acne since I was about 13. I have tried almost everything to get rid of my acne so when my dermatologist wanted to try Solodyn I jumped at the offer. It has been a little over a month since I have been on Solodyn and my acne is just starting to improve. For me the medication caused me to break out worse on my face before it got better so of course with anyone that has acne that's frustrating. Just stick with it and I promise you'll see improvements. I am on Epiduo as well to spot treat acne. Good luck!"
- November 10, 2013
For Acne "HIGHLY SUGGEST IT! My acne isn't the type you see on the proactive commercials... the type I have is deep, hard, and typically really difficult to "pop." Mine is all on my cheeks but concentrated around my right jawbone and neck, and it hurts extremely bad when touched. It looks like I've been stung by bees, and is extremely red. No topicals worked,ranging from proactive to prescriptions. I took solodyn back in '11; I was 19 at the time. It started working within the first month, and by the time fall came around (August) I stopped wearing makeup (acne was GONE!). In 2012 I tried Doxycycline, but it made me SICK and gave me a debilitating headache.. Solodyn has NO side effects for me. I am happily back on it :) (insurance gets it to $35)"
- April 20, 2009
For Acne "This product has worked very well for me. I have been on it for about a year now and they recently upped my dose to get rid of some of the very small bumps on my nose. Honestly this is the best product I have ever used. My advice: you should give it a try."
- December 13, 2014
For Acne "I was taking Solodyn for about a week and a half. My acne was very moderate and it cleared up pretty quickly after taking Solodyn. But it caused a very severe yeast infection and caused me to have nose bleeds."
- Taken for 1 to 6 months
- July 30, 2012
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."
- November 22, 2013
For Acne "I have been on and of Solodyn and it works awesome every time! I am 43 years old and started breaking out around my mouth. I was convinced it was adult acne. I never had acne in my younger years so I figured now it was my turn. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed Solodyn. I noticed results as early as one week. I do get very dizzy and tired so I take it a couple of hours, before bed. It is very expensive so make sure you get the discount card from your dermatologist."
- March 10, 2015
For Acne "I had a cystic breakout before my wedding and my doctor prescribed me Solodyn. After a week they have all gone either completely away or almost barely there away. Love this stuff! I didn't experience any side effects."
- Taken for 1 to 2 years
- April 3, 2014
For Acne "I am 16 and I have been on Solodyn for about a year and a half. The first month I started taking it my skin cleared way up, but then it got bad again. Now, if I stop taking it, I breakout worse than before so it is really just keeping my acne somewhat controlled but it had NOT cleared up my face at all."
- April 14, 2009
For Acne "Solodyn really worked great for me. My skin cleared up extremely fast and has stayed clear. I might get a slight pimple here and there but it usually goes away in about 2 days and is hardly even noticeable. I haven't experienced any side effects whatsoever. Solodyn is the first antibiotic I have ever taken for my acne so maybe that is why it has worked so well. I would definitely recommend Solodyn for anyone who has never taken oral antibiotics for their acne before."
- Taken for 1 to 6 months
- May 17, 2015
For Acne "I am over 40 with adult acne for years. I had it under control with epidue for years but something hormonal happened and I had a severe break out and it was bad. My dermatologist started me solodyn 105mg. It worked immediately. My acne cleared up and my face was smooth again. But my only side affect is I have gotten really dark, I haven't read anyone complaints about getting dark so I would like some responses to my post. I don't know if its because I am a black woman. But after reading some of the posts I will start taking a lesser dose to see if that helps."
- September 20, 2011
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!"
- April 27, 2009
For Acne "Solodyn has cleared up my skin completely. Contrary to the first comment someone posted, this is the first antibiotic that has worked without giving me constant yeast infections. The only drawback is the sensitivity to sunlight. One day at the beach with SPF 30 still caused me to become ill and badly burned."
- Taken for 6 months to 1 year
- March 26, 2020
For Acne "Solodyn made my son's acne worse, and he ended up with pitting and scarring. His pediatrician suggested a milk free diet due to his Latino heritage. We gave that a whirl, and it really did the trick. No more outbreaks. The same thing worked for my grandson. He had terrible back acne, so we eliminated the milk. Wallah, it cleared up. NO DRUGS disrupting the gut biofilm."
- August 25, 2009
For Acne "Solodyn was touted as being 'new' from my dermatologist after I tried many other antibiotics (Tetracycline, Minocycline, and Erythromycin all in various stages of potency). Even though Solodyn is really Minocycline, it's a extended release version of the antibiotic which is supposed to give a more consistent stream into your body. After using the product for over six months I have noticed no further nodular outbreaks on my back or neck area. My chest has also calmed down about 80% from before (red nodes, cystic acne, now down to small red bumps here and there). It is EXPENSIVE. "
- January 9, 2015
For Acne "I had really bad breakouts going into college. I took Solodyn paired with a topical called Ziana. I was really skeptical because I didn't notice any changes in the first 4-6 week trial period, but it really helped me clear up after about 3 months. I'm mostly left with blemishes now which have not really improved since my breakouts stopped. I've been on Solodyn for six months now, but I think I'm going to stop because my acne feels controlled."
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