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Ximino Dosage

Your weight is one of the primary factors your healthcare provider will take into consideration when determining an appropriate Ximino dosage. Other factors that may affect this amount include how well your kidneys are functioning. Ximino comes as an extended-release capsule that is taken once daily for 12 weeks to help clear up acne.

An Introduction to Dosing With Ximino

The dosage of Ximino™ (minocycline hydrochloride) your healthcare provider recommends will depend on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your weight
  • How well your kidneys are functioning (people with kidney problems may need lower or less-frequent doses).
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

What Is the Recommended Ximino Dosage for Acne?

The usual dose of Ximino for the treatment of acne is one capsule once a day for 12 weeks. Your healthcare provider will recommend a capsule strength based on your body weight, as follows:
 
  • 99 to 122 pounds -- 45 mg
  • 123 to 164 pounds -- 67.5 mg
  • 165 to 212 pounds -- 90 mg
  • 213 to 276 pounds -- 112.5 mg
  • 277 to 300 pounds -- 135 mg.
 
In general, treatment is recommended for 12 weeks. The safety and effectiveness of Ximino use beyond 12 weeks has not been studied. However, this does not mean that your healthcare provider cannot recommend you take Ximino for longer periods of time. You and your healthcare provider can decide together exactly how long you should take this medication.
 

General Information on Taking Ximino

Some considerations to keep in mind while taking Ximino include the following:
 
  • Ximino comes as an extended-release capsule 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 Ximino dose at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medication in your bloodstream.
  • Ximino capsules must be swallowed whole; do not chew, crush, or cut them.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with Ximino, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Ximino Acne Medication

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