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Sarecycline Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 4, 2019.

Applies to the following strengths: 60 mg; 100 mg; 150 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

Weight 33 to 54 kg: 60 mg orally once a day
Weight 55 to 84 kg: 100 mg orally once a day
Weight 85 to 136 kg: 150 mg orally once a day

Use: For the treatment of inflammatory lesions of nonnodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne

9 years or older:
-Weight 33 to 54 kg: 60 mg orally once a day
-Weight 55 to 84 kg: 100 mg orally once a day
-Weight 85 to 136 kg: 150 mg orally once a day

Use: For the treatment of inflammatory lesions of nonnodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Shown hypersensitivity to any of the tetracyclines

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 9 years; tetracycline-class antibiotics are not recommended for use in patients younger than 8 years (due to potential for tooth discoloration).

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Administer with or without food.
-Administer with plenty of fluid to reduce risk of esophageal irritation and ulceration.

Storage requirements:
-Store at 20C to 25C (68F to 77F); excursions permitted to 15C to 30C (59F to 86F).
-Protect from moisture and excessive heat.

General:
-If no improvement observed after 12 weeks, treatment with this drug should be reassessed.
-Efficacy beyond 12 weeks and safety beyond 12 months have not been established.
-This drug has not been evaluated in the treatment of infections.
-To reduce the development of drug-resistant organisms and maintain efficacy of other antibacterial agents, this drug should be used only as indicated.

Patient advice:
-Read the US FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information).
-Drink plenty of fluids.
-Avoid missing doses and complete the entire course of therapy.
-If watery or bloody stools develop, seek medical attention.
-If headache or blurred vision occur, seek medical attention.
-This drug may cause CNS symptoms; ability to drive vehicles or operate hazardous machinery may be affected; seek medical assistance for persistent CNS symptoms.
-Minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight during therapy; if you must be outdoors while using this drug, wear loose-fitting clothes that protect skin from sun exposure and discuss other sun protection methods with physician.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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