Solodyn

SOLODYN®
(minocycline HCl) Extended Release Tablets for Oral Use

Solodyn

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Minocycline hydrochloride, a semi synthetic derivative of tetracycline, is [4S(4α,4aα,5aα,12aα)]-4,7-Bis(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12atetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide mono hydrochloride. The structural formula is represented below:

SOLODYN® (minocycline HCl)  Structural Formula Illustration

C23H27N3O7•HCl        M. W. 493.95

SOLODYN Tablets for oral administration contain minocycline hydrochloride USP equivalent to 55 mg, 65 mg, 80 mg, 105 mg, or 115 mg of minocycline. In addition, 55 mg, 65 mg, 80 mg, 105 mg, and 115 mg tablets contain the following inactive ingredients: lactose monohydrate NF, hypromellose type 2910 USP, magnesium stearate NF, colloidal silicon dioxide NF, and carnauba wax NF. The 55 mg tablets also contain Opadry II Pink which contains: hypromellose type 2910 USP, titanium dioxide USP, lactose monohydrate NF, polyethylene glycol 3350 NF, triacetin USP, and FD&C Red #40. The 65 mg tablets also contain Opadry II Blue which contains: hypromellose type 2910 USP, lactose monohydrate NF, FD&C Blue #1, polyethylene glycol 3350 NF, FD&C Blue #2, titanium dioxide USP, triacetin USP, and D&C Yellow #10. The 80 mg tablets also contain Opadry II Gray which contains: hypromellose type 2910 USP, lactose monohydrate NF, polyethylene glycol 3350 NF, FD&C Blue #2, FD&C Red #40, titanium dioxide USP, triacetin USP, and FD&C Yellow #6. The 105 mg tablets also contain Opadry II Purple which contains: hypromellose type 2910 USP, lactose monohydrate NF, titanium dioxide USP, D&C Red #27, polyethylene glycol 3350 NF, triacetin USP, and FD&C Blue #1. The 115 mg tablets also contain Opadry II Green which contains: hypromellose type 2910 USP, lactose monohydrate NF, D&C Yellow #10, triacetin USP, FD&C Blue #1, titanium dioxide USP, and FD&C Blue #2.

What are the possible side effects of minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Myrac, Solodyn)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • stomach cramps, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
  • pale or yellowed skin, weakness, dark colored urine, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • fever, skin rash, bruising, severe...

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What are the precautions when taking minocycline hydrochloride (Solodyn)?

See also Side Effects section.

Before taking minocycline, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to tetracycline or related drugs (e.g., doxycycline); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, problems swallowing, esophagus problems (e.g., hiatal hernia, reflux disease-GERD), lupus.

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/31/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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