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Minocycline is the generic version of Zilxi, a tetracycline antibiotic. It helps prevent bacteria from producing specific proteins, reducing the spread of bacteria and decreasing natural oil production.  It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and swelling. These make it a common and effective rosacea medicine and acne treatment.

* Prescription treatment requires a virtual medical consultation with a medical provider to determine if a prescription is appropriate.

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About Minocycline (Generic Zilxi)

How does it work?

An antibiotic, this medication works by stopping bacterial growth. It does this by interfering with the bacteria's ability to make proteins—which they need to survive and multiply. This helps infections caused by various bacteria, making it an effective acne and rosacea treatment.

What does it treat?

Minocycline treats various bacterial infections, including respiratory, urinary tract and skin infections. It can also be prescribed to manage acne when other treatment options are ineffective.

What forms does it come in?

To treat rosacea, Minocycline is available as a topical foam. For acne treatment, it’s available in oral pills. Follow your licensed healthcare provider's specific dosage and scheduling instructions.

Minocycline vs. Zilxi

Minocycline is a versatile medication available in both oral and topical forms. While the oral version is a generic antibiotic taken by mouth to treat bacterial infections, the topical variant, such as Zilxi, is a brand-name specifically formulated to alleviate the redness and inflammation associated with rosacea. They treat different conditions in distinct ways.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a rosacea prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Minocycline 100 mg (30 tablets) start at $29.45.

* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.

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Common Questions

Minocycline (Generic Zilxi) prescription FAQ

What are the benefits of using Minocycline (Generic Zilxi)?
  • Treats rosacea
  • Treats acne
  • Reduces skin inflammation
  • Improves skin tone
  • Clears up pimples
  • Fades scars
Who should not use this medication?
  • People who are allergic to Minocycline or any of its ingredients
  • People who have a history of liver or kidney problems
  • People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • People who are taking certain medications, such as:
    • Isotretinoin (Accutane)
    • Methotrexate
    • Phenobarbital
  • People who have a history of myasthenia gravis
  • People who have a history of lupus
  • People who have a history of porphyria

Speak with your licensed provider about any of the above conditions before starting this prescription acne or rosacea treatment.

How do I use this medication?

Oral forms are usually taken with a full glass of water once or twice a day, with or without food. Topical treatments are applied to clean, dry skin, usually once a day. Always follow your healthcare provider's specific instructions carefully.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you miss an oral dose, take it as soon as you remember. But don't take it or double up if it’s close to your next scheduled dose. For missed topical applications, apply the medication when you remember—don't use extra to make up for a forgotten application.

What happens if I use too much?

Taking too much oral Minocycline can lead to side effects like nausea, vomiting, or dizziness. Using too much topical medication like Zilxi may increase skin irritation. Follow your licensed medical provider's instructions to avoid these issues.

If you accidentally ingest the topical form, call your medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222).

Can I get Minocycline (Generic Zilxi) online?

Yes—Dr. B can help you get prescription rosacea and acne treatment with a $15 online consultation. A licensed medical provider will review your health history and current symptoms. If appropriate, they’ll send a prescription directly to your chosen local or online pharmacy.

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Side Effects

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Not everyone will experience side effects when taking the oral or topical forms of this medication. If any of the following mild side effects do not go away or worsen with time, contact your health provider.

Oral side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness

Topical side effects on the skin include:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Dryness
  • Skin darkening
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

Serious side effects of this medication are rare. But if you experience any of the below, immediately contact your medical provider:

  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Changes to your hearing
  • Changes to your vision
  • A headache that doesn’t go away
  • Joint stiffness, swelling or pain
  • Change in urine or dark urine

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