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Solodyn for Acne

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Solodyn® (minocycline hydrochloride) for acne. In particular, the drug is used for acne that causes red, inflamed, pus-filled bumps, as opposed to just blackheads or whiteheads. As a tetracycline product, it works by interfering with bacteria's ability to make protein, which inhibits reproduction and growth.
When treating acne with Solodyn, the usual length of treatment is 12 weeks. However, you may take the medication for a longer period if your healthcare provider approves. Keep in mind that your acne could become worse before it starts to improve -- this is common when treating this condition. If you don't see an improvement within a month, contact your healthcare provider.
(Click Solodyn Uses to learn more about this acne medication, including whether it is safe for children, if older adults can take it, and possible off-label uses.)
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