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Ximino Uses

Ximino is approved for the treatment of bumps and pimples associated with moderate-to-severe acne. This prescription medicine comes as a capsule that is taken by mouth once daily. It is thought to work by affecting certain types of bacteria. Ximino is approved for use in adults and adolescents as young as 12 years old.

What Is Ximino Used For?

Ximino™ (minocycline hydrochloride) is a prescription acne medication that belongs to the tetracycline class of antibiotics. It is a long-acting, extended-release form of minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat a variety of different infections. Ximino is only approved to treat the inflammatory lesions (the red, inflamed, or pus-filled bumps and pimples) that occur with moderate-to-severe acne.

Using Ximino for Acne Treatment

Acne is a condition that affects the skin's oil glands and follicles. Follicles are the canals that connect the tiny holes (pores) in your skin to the oil glands beneath the skin. Pimples form when these canals get clogged with skin cells, oil from the oils glands (called sebum), and bacteria. The bacteria may attract white blood cells, leading to bumps that are inflamed, red, or full of pus.
Acne is a very common condition. Although it is not a serious health threat, severe acne can lead to permanent scarring. In addition, acne can cause embarrassment, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Therefore, the goals of treatment are to treat existing lesions, as well as prevent scarring and help reduce any psychological stress and embarrassment caused by acne.
Ximino is one of many prescription acne medications currently available. It is approved to treat the red, inflammatory pimples and bumps that occur with moderate-to-severe acne. It will not work on acne spots that are not red, such as blackheads or whiteheads, or on acne cysts that are under the skin (see Types of Acne for descriptions of the different types of acne lesions).
As with other acne treatment, acne may appear worse when Ximino is started but should improve within a month. Talk to your healthcare provider if your acne does not improve within 12 weeks of beginning Ximino.
(Click Acne Treatment to learn about other treatment options for acne.)

Ximino Acne Medication

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