XIMINO capsules are a prescription medicine used to treat pimples and red bumps (non‑nodular inflammatory lesions) that happen with moderate to severe acne vulgaris in people 12 years and older.1 XIMINO capsules are not indicated for acne that is not red-looking (this means acne that is not inflammatory).1
Your healthcare provider may prescribe XIMINO capsules because they provide many patient benefits
Extended-release XIMINO capsules only need to be taken once daily1
XIMINO capsules can be taken with or without food1
Patients taking minocycline ER capsules had fewer vestibular side effects than those taking immediate-release minocycline. Minocyline is the same active ingredient in extended-release XIMINO3
"Vestibular" means related to the inner ear, which affects balance, so this type of side effect may include nausea, dizziness/vertigo (spinning feeling), vomiting and tinnitus (ringing in ears)3
XIMINO has an extended‑release formulation that slowly releases its active drug throughout the day. In clinical studies, people taking XIMINO capsules for up to 12 weeks had significantly fewer acne lesions than people taking a placebo sugar pill.1 Also, more people who took XIMINO capsules rated their skin as "clear" or "almost clear" than people taking placebo.1
XIMINO capsules are part of a class of antibiotics called tetracyclines. This type of drug can be harmful to a fetus. Taking XIMINO while you are pregnant may cause serious side effects on the growth of bone and teeth of your baby. So be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant as it may cause serious side effects on the growth of bone and teeth of your baby. If you become pregnant while taking XIMINO, stop taking it and call your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed as XIMINO can pass into your milk and may harm your baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take XIMINO or breastfeed. You should not do both.
If you are male and your female partner is trying to conceive, do not take XIMINO.
Do not use XIMINO if you are allergic to any drugs of the tetracycline class. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these drugs if you are not sure.
Intestine infection can occur while taking XIMINO. If you develop watery or bloody stools, contact your doctor immediately.
Call your doctor if you experience symptoms that can include loss of appetite, tiredness, diarrhea, skin turning yellow, bleeding easily, confusion and sleepiness.
XIMINO may cause a serious rash and allergic reactions that may affect parts of your body such as your liver, lungs, kidneys and heart.
Stop taking XIMINO and call your doctor if you have changes in your vision or unusual headaches, or if you get a fever, rash, joint pain or body weakness, as these could be signs of a serious condition.
Avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight (tanning beds or UVA/B treatment) as you may get severe sunburn. Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery until you know how XIMINO affects you. XIMINO may cause you to feel dizziness, light-headedness or a spinning sensation (vertigo).
XIMINO should be taken exactly as directed. Tell your doctor about all your medications, as taking XIMINO with other medications can affect the way XIMINO or the other drugs work, especially birth-control pills, blood thinners and antacids. XIMINO should not be taken with penicillin antibiotics or an acne medication that contains isotretinoin. XIMINO and isotretinoin should not be used together.
The most common side effects are headache, tiredness, dizziness and itching.
XIMINO capsules come in 3 dosage strengths: 45mg, 90mg and 135mg. Your doctor will decide which dose is right for you based on your weight. The usual dose of XIMINO is 1 capsule each day for 12 weeks. Because XIMINO capsules release the active drug throughout the day, you only need to take one a day. XIMINO capsules can be taken with or without food.1
XIMINO (minocycline hydrochloride) is a tetracycline-class drug used to treat pimples and red bumps (non-nodular inflammatory lesions) that happen with moderate to severe acne vulgaris in people 12 years and older.
XIMINO is not effective for acne that is not red-looking (this means acne that is not inflammatory). It is not known whether it is safe for use longer than 12 weeks, safe and effective for the treatment of infections and safe and effective in children under the age of 12 years.
Do not take XIMINO if you are allergic to tetracycline class medicines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these medicines if you are not sure.
Before you take XIMINO, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, diarrhea or watery stools, vision problems or plan to have surgery with general anesthesia or any other medical conditions.
You should not take XIMINO if you are a male, and you and your female partner are trying to conceive a baby.
You should not take XIMINO if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. XIMINO may harm your unborn baby. Taking XIMINO while you are pregnant may cause serious side effects on the growth of bone and teeth of your baby. Talk to your doctor before taking XIMINO if you plan to become pregnant or if you are already taking XIMINO and plan to become pregnant. Stop taking XIMINO and call your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking XIMINO.
You should not take XIMINO if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. XIMINO passes into your milk and may harm your baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take XIMINO or breastfeed. You should not do both.
Tell your doctor about all the other medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. XIMINO may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how XIMINO works. Especially tell your doctor if you take birth control pills, blood thinner medicine, a penicillin antibiotic medicine. XIMINO and penicillins should not be used together and antacids that contain aluminum, calcium, or magnesium or iron containing products. XIMINO should not be taken with an acne medication that contains isotretinoin. XIMINO and isotretinoin should not be used together.
The most common side effects of XIMINO were headache, tiredness, dizziness or spinning feeling and itching.
Call your doctor if you have a side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Your doctor may do tests to check you for side effects during treatment with XIMINO.
These are not all the side effects with XIMINO. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You are encouraged to report all side effects or Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. You are also encouraged to report side effects or ADEs to our Drug Safety Department at 1-800-406-7984 or drug.safetyUSA@sunpharma.com (preferred) with as much information as available.