What is Solodyn?Solodyn is an antibiotic used to treat acne.
What is the most important information I should know about Solodyn?Solodyn should not be used when a child's teeth are forming (during the last half of pregnancy and up to 8 years of age) because this may cause permanent darkening (yellow-grey-brown discoloration) of teeth.
Solodyn may make your birth control pills less effective. You should use a second form of birth control while taking this medication.
Solodyn should not be used by men who are attempting to father a child.
Solodyn may increase your risk for developing a worse sunburn and may cause darkening of skin, scars, teeth, and gums.
Do not drive or operate dangerous machines until you know how Solodyn affects you.
Talk to your doctor if you develop watery diarrhea, bloody stools, stomach cramps, unusual headaches, blurred vision, fever, rash, joint pain, or excessive tiredness while taking Solodyn.
Take Solodyn exactly as directed. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may decrease the overall effectiveness and increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will be more difficult to treat in the future.
If you do not notice an improvement in your acne after 12 weeks of treatment with Solodyn, call your doctor.
Who should not take Solodyn?Do not take Solodyn if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, or to any other tetracycline antibiotics. Do not use Solodyn if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or planning to father a child.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Solodyn?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Solodyn. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney or vision problems, are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding, or are planning to father a child.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and adolescents ≥12 years: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you based on your weight.
How should I take Solodyn?Swallow Solodyn tablets whole. Do not chew, crush, or split the tablets. Take Solodyn tablets at the same time everyday, with or without food. However, it is recommended to take Solodyn with food to prevent irritation or ulcers in your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach).
What should I avoid while taking Solodyn?Solodyn may make you more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid excessive exposure to natural or artificial sunlight (tanning beds) while taking this medication. If you need to be outdoors while using Solodyn, wear loose-fitting clothes that protect skin from sun exposure and discuss other sun protection measures with your doctor.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Solodyn?If Solodyn is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Solodyn with any of the following: antacids containing aluminum, calcium, magnesium, or iron, birth control pills, blood thinners, other acne medications, and penicillin antibiotics.
What are the possible side effects of Solodyn?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: headache, nausea, tiredness, dizziness or spinning feeling, diarrhea, stomach area pain, itching
Can I receive Solodyn if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?You should not take Solodyn if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. This medication may cause harm to your unborn child, and may pass into your breast milk.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Solodyn?Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Solodyn?Store at room temperature away from moisture and light.
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