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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 negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.