Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Minocycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others. Minocycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Solodyn is an antibiotic that is used to treat acne. Solodyn reduces pimples by stopping the growth and spread of bacteria that creates acne.
Solodyn is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of drugs called tetracycline antibiotics. The generic name of Solodyn is Minocycline HCL. Solodyn is used for the treatment of acne in patients over the age of 12 years. Since t is an antibiotic, it can treat acne caused by bacteria only.
Solodyn is available in extended release tablet form and prescribed only for red, pus filled acne. It does not work for other kinds of acne-related problems like whiteheads or blackheads.
It is advised to take Solodyn as prescribed, usually one tablet a day. Also, the dosage depends on the weight of the patient. Antibiotics are most effective when the dosage is kept constant and taken at regular intervals.