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More Details on Solodyn Indications

How Does Solodyn Work?

Like other tetracycline antibiotics, Solodyn interferes with bacteria's ability to make proteins, which impedes bacterial growth and multiplication. It is unknown, however, if this action is responsible for its effects on acne.
The exact mechanism by which Solodyn treats acne is unknown. The medication is believed to affect the bacteria that cause acne and reduce the associated inflammation, resulting in fewer, less-inflamed pimples and red bumps.

Can Children Use Solodyn for Acne?

This drug is approved for use in children 12 years of age and older. It 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?

Solodyn has not been adequately studied for acne treatment in adults age 65 years and older, so it is unknown if they respond differently than younger age groups. In general, it is recommended that older adults start on lower Solodyn doses.

Is Solodyn Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than acne. This would be called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no well-known off-label uses for Solodyn.

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