Also Known as Minocin MR
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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Solodyne is an oral minocycline that is indicated for once a day treatment of acne vulgaris in patients twelve years of age and older.
Solodyn is a Minocycline, and like other tetracyclines, they can cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women. Tetracycline drugs should especially not be used during tooth development (last half of pregnancy and up to 8 years of age) as they can cause permanent discolouration of teeth.