Minocycline Recommendations and Treatment Tips

Minocycline Dosing for Acne

For minocycline extended-release tablets (Solodyn™), the recommended dosage for acne treatment is based on weight, as follows:
  • 99 to 109 pounds -- 45 mg once daily
  • 110 to 131 pounds -- 55 mg once daily
  • 132 to 157 pounds -- 65 mg once daily
  • 158 to 186 pounds -- 80 mg once daily
  • 187 to 212 pounds -- 90 mg once daily
  • 213 to 243 pounds -- 105 mg once daily
  • 244 to 276 pounds -- 115 mg once daily
  • 277 to 300 pounds -- 135 mg once daily.
For minocycline extended-release capsules (Ximino™), the recommended dosage for acne treatment is also based on weight, as follows:
  • 99 to 122 pounds -- 45 mg
  • 123 to 164 pounds -- 67.5 mg
  • 165 to 212 pounds -- 90 mg
  • 213 to 276 pounds -- 112.5 mg
  • 277 to 300 pounds -- 135 mg.

General Minocycline Dosing Information

General information for people taking minocycline includes the following:
  • The medication comes as a capsule, tablet, or powder (for use in dental procedures to treat gum disease). It is usually taken one to four times a day, depending on your healthcare provider's instructions.
  • Some minocycline products work best when taken without food, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. However, some products can be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. Make sure to refer to the instructions for your specific product.
  • It is important to take minocycline with plenty of water (or other fluids) while in an upright position, in order to prevent the medication from irritating the throat.
  • It should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your system.
  • For minocycline to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Make sure that you complete your entire prescription, even if you start feeling better. This will ensure that the infection is completely treated.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to minocycline or minocycline dosing, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking minocycline without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.

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