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Generic Dynacin

Brand-name and generic versions of Dynacin (minocycline hydrochloride) are both currently available. The generic tablets come in three strengths and are made by various companies, including Ranbaxy, Inc., and Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. The FDA has given all the generic versions an "AB" rating, meaning they are equivalent to brand-name Dynacin.

Can I Buy Generic Dynacin?

Dynacin® (minocycline hydrochloride) is a prescription antibiotic used to treat a variety of different bacterial infections, as well as severe acne.
Dynacin is made by Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc., for Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation. It is not protected by patents and is available in generic form.

Available Strengths

Generic Dynacin tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Minocycline hydrochloride 50 mg
  • Minocycline hydrochloride 75 mg
  • Minocycline hydrochloride 100 mg.

Who Makes Generic Dynacin?

Generic Dynacin is made by a few different companies, including:
  • Ranbaxy, Inc.
  • Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.

Is Generic Minocycline as Good as Dynacin?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions of Dynacin currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Dynacin.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that could cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
It is important to note that several generic and brand-name minocycline medicines are not equivalent to Dynacin tablets. This includes minocycline capsules (Minocin®) and an extended-release form of minocycline tablets (Solodyn®) that is approved to treat acne.

Dynacin Antibiotic Information

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