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Important Info on Dynacin Indications

Using Dynacin for Acne

Dynacin is approved to treat severe acne in combination with other acne treatment. In addition to Dynacin, your healthcare provider may recommend topical acne medication, such as creams or gels applied to the face.

How Does This Medication Work?

Like other tetracycline antibiotics, Dynacin reduces the ability of bacteria to make proteins. Although the drug does not directly kill the bacteria, it reduces their ability to grow and multiply by inhibiting protein production. This gives the immune system a chance to fight the bacteria.
The exact way Dynacin works to treat acne is unknown. The medication likely slows the growth of the bacteria that cause acne. It may also reduce inflammation, decreasing the amount of red, inflamed bumps and pimples.

Can Children Use Dynacin?

This medication is approved for use in children eight years of age and older. Dynacin can cause permanent tooth staining (yellow, gray, or brown teeth) if used in children during tooth development (under the age of eight).

Can Older Adults Use It?

Yes, older adults can use Dynacin. Because older people may be more sensitive to the medication, however, they will often be started on lower doses.

Is Dynacin Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the infections listed in this article. This would be called an "off-label" use. Off-label uses of Dynacin may include treatment of mild-to-moderate acne (since it is approved for treating only severe cases) and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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