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Sarecycline Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 7, 2022.

For the Consumer

Applies to sarecycline: oral tablet

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, sarecycline may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking sarecycline:


  • Itching of the vagina or genitals
  • thick, white vaginal discharge with mild or no odor

Incidence not known

  • Blurred vision
  • change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  • fever
  • headache
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • itching, skin rash
  • nausea
  • pain
  • redness or other discoloration of the skin
  • severe sunburn
  • stomach cramps
  • tenderness
  • vomiting
  • watery or bloody diarrhea

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of sarecycline may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Dizziness
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • lightheadedness
  • sensation of spinning

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sarecycline: oral tablet


Common (1% to 10%): Nausea[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Vulvovaginal mycotic infection, vulvovaginal candidiasis[Ref]

Frequently asked questions


1. "Product Information. Seysara (sarecycline)." Allergan Inc (2018):

Further information

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.