Solidyne for Acne
For acne sufferers, skin care routines that involve careful cleansing and then applying messy lotions can dominate their lives. Some also need to remember to take prescribed oral medications several times each day in an effort to combat their pimples. However, Solodyn, an oral antibiotic, allows you to take just one pill every day to fight your acne.
Skin irritation from rapidly-shedding skin cells, plus too much oil in your skin, can lead to acne, especially in teens, who are especially prone to the skin condition. But for acne to worsen, bacteria needs to begin to proliferate. It's this bacterial infection that causes swollen pimples, tenderness and general skin inflammation in acne.
The medication Solodyn fights that bacterial infection in acne. Solodyn, or minocyline, comes from the tetracycline class of antibiotics, and is intended only to treat acne. Since Solodyn has been specially formulated as an extended-release antibiotic, most patients need to take it just once every day. You'll probably take Solodyn for 12 weeks.
If Solodyn works for your acne, you'll probably see your skin beginning to clear within a week or two after starting treatment, according to Drugs.com. Side effects of the medication can include sores or swelling in your genitals or rectum, mild gastrointestinal upset and white patches inside your mouth or on your tongue. You may also become more sensitive to sunlight while taking Solodyn, so be certain to use a high-SPF sunscreen when you venture into the sun.
Solodyn works effectively to curb acne, according to the results of medical studies. In one study, reported in the medical journal Cutis in the October 2006 edition, researchers followed 1,038 moderate to severe acne patients for 12 weeks. Study lead author Dr. A.B. Fleischer, Jr., reported that Solodyn reduced the number of inflammatory lesions in the group significantly.
It's possible for acne to become resistant to any antibiotic medication, and Solodyn is no exception. In fact, antibiotic resistance represents a major problem in acne treatment. Because of this, your physician may recommend you use a topical acne treatment containing benzoyl peroxide along with Solodyn, as there's some evidence that this may reduce your risk of developing antibiotic resistance to Solodyn treatment.
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