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Solodyn Dosage

One of the factors that your healthcare provider will consider when suggesting a Solodyn dosage is your weight. Regardless of the strength you are prescribed, you should take one tablet, once a day, for 12 weeks. You may take the medication longer than 12 weeks, if your healthcare provider believes your acne would benefit from longer treatment.

An Introduction to Your Dose of Solodyn

The dose of Solodyn® (minocycline hydrochloride) your healthcare provider recommends will depend on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your weight
  • Your kidney function.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Solodyn Dosage for Acne

The usual dose of Solodyn for the treatment of acne is one tablet once a day for 12 weeks. Your healthcare provider will recommend a tablet strength based on your body weight, as follows:
 
  • 99 to 109 pounds -- 45 mg
  • 110 to 131 pounds -- 55 mg
  • 132 to 157 pounds -- 65 mg
  • 158 to 186 pounds -- 80 mg
  • 187 to 212 pounds -- 90 mg
  • 213 to 243 pounds -- 105 mg
  • 244 to 276 pounds -- 115 mg
  • 277 to 300 pounds -- 135 mg.
     
In general, treatment is recommended for 12 weeks. The safety and effectiveness of Solodyn use beyond 12 weeks has not been studied. This does not mean that your healthcare provider cannot recommend that you take Solodyn for a longer time, however. You and your healthcare provider can decide together exactly how long you should take this medication.
 

General Information on Using Solodyn

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Solodyn include the following:
 
  • Solodyn comes as an extended-release tablet that slowly releases medication into your body. It is usually taken once a day.
     
  • This medication can be taken with or without food. Taking it with food may lower your risk for irritation or ulcers of the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach).
     
  • Try to take your Solodyn dosage at the same time each day to keep an even level in your bloodstream.
     
  • The tablets must be swallowed whole. Do not chew, crush, or cut them.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosing with Solodyn, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
     

Solodyn Drug Information

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