Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp is recalling two lots (B080037 and B080038) of the antibiotic minocycline (Solodyn) extended-release tablets because one tablet may be broken. It is not known why this happens.
Solodyn is an extended-release, once-a-day version of the tetracycline antibiotic minocycline. It is used to treat inflammatory acne in people 12 years and older.
It is a very effective treatment for moderate to severe acne that isn’t getting better with other medicines. This medicine works by targeting the bacteria that cause the inflammation.
You can buy Solodyn from your doctor or pharmacist. You may be able to get it free of charge or at a reduced price if you have insurance.
The cost of Solodyn without insurance will vary by retailer. Prices can range from around $75 for 30 tablets, to more than $100 per month.
If you have insurance, your copay will depend on the terms of your plan. Call your insurance provider or pharmacy for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver or kidney problems, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding. These conditions can increase the risk of liver or kidney damage and other side effects from this medicine.
Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away if you have a serious side effect such as blurred vision, unusual headaches, or swelling of the eyes (pseudotumor cerebri). This is a rare but serious condition where the fluid around the brain gets very high pressure.