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XIMINO | Extended-Release Capsules

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

Why XIMINO capsules?

Your healthcare provider may prescribe XIMINO capsules because they provide many patient benefits.

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What are XIMINO capsules?

XIMINO capsules are an antibiotic 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 thought to work by killing the bacteria that cause acne and by providing an anti‑inflammatory effect.3

  • Inflammatory acne is caused by the presence of bacteria in the skin called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), as well as other bacteria.3 The bacteria live and grow in the hair follicle, causing an inflammatory reaction.3
  • Oral antibiotic products like XIMINO capsules act deep within the skin to get rid of the P. acnes bacteria, so skin becomes clearer.3

How effective are XIMINO capsules?

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.4 Also, more people who took XIMINO capsules rated their skin as "clear" or "almost clear" than people taking placebo.4

What you should know about XIMINO capsules

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.

Taking XIMINO capsules

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 1 a day. XIMINO capsules can be taken with or without food.1

XIMINO | 45 mg
45 mg
XIMINO | 90 mg
90 mg
XIMINO | 135 mg
135 mg
  • XIMINO capsules are the only extended-release formulation of minocycline (the active ingredient in XIMINO capsules) available in a capsule. Some people feel that capsules are easier to swallow than tablets, coated tablets and soft-gel capsules.5
  • When you fill your XIMINO capsules prescription, it's important to make sure that the pharmacy doesn't fill it with a different medicine, such as a generic. Because XIMINO capsules are the only extended-release minocycline capsule available, they should not be substituted with any other medicine.
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