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Ximino ER (Minocycline Hydrochloride)

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Ximino (Minocycline Hydrochloride) is a medication belonging to the tetracycline antibiotic class. Ximino is used to treat pimples and red bumps associated with moderate to severe acne vulgaris in people who are 12 years old and older.

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Chemical Name

Minocycline Hydrochloride

Elimination half-life

11–26 hours

Dosage (Strength)

45mg, 90mg, 135mg


Not Recommended


Ximino ER

Protein binding


PubChem CID






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Routes of administration

By mouth


Ximino is available in extended-release capsules of 45-mg, 90-mg, and 135-mg strengths.

The recommended dose is 1 mg per kg body weight by mouth once daily for 12 weeks. Ximino Extended-Release Capsules can be taken with or without food and should be swallowed whole. 


Minocycline hydrochloride is the active ingredient in Ximino.


Talk to your doctor about any allergy you may have. You should not take Ximino if you are allergic to tetracycline antibiotics or any of the ingredients in Ximino.


  • Before you start taking Ximino, inform your doctor:
    • About any medications you take, including birth control pills, blood thinners, penicillins, antacids, or isotretinoins
    • About any medical conditions you have, especially diarrhea, kidney problems, liver problems, or vision problems
    • If you will be having surgery with general anesthesia
    • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Ximino can harm an unborn baby.
    • If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Ximino can pass into your breastmilk and cause harm to your baby
  • Permanent teeth discoloration can occur with the use of Ximino during tooth development.
  • An infection of the intestine can occur with the use of Ximino. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop a fever, cramps, watery diarrhea, recurring diarrhea, or blood in your stools. The infection can develop 2 or more months after you stop taking Ximino.
  • Severe liver problems can occur with the use of Ximino. Stop taking Ximino and call your doctor immediately if you have appetite loss, confusion, diarrhea, tiredness, yellowing of your skin or eyes, sleepiness, or bleeding from an unexplained cause.
  • Central nervous system effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, or vertigo can occur with the use of Ximino. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience recurring headaches or vision problems.
  • Benign intracranial hypertension can occur with the use of Ximino, causing increased fluid pressure and swelling around the brain. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience unusual headaches, blurry vision, or vision loss.
  • Immune system reactions can occur with the use of Ximino. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop a fever, rash, body weakness, or pain in your joints.
  • Serious allergic reactions can occur with the use of Ximino. Seek emergency care right away if you experience trouble breathing, a rash or hives, sores in your mouth, skin blisters or peeling, swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat, blood in your urine, yellow of your skin or eyes, fever, dark urine, pain on the right side of your stomach, chest pain, abnormal heart beats, swelling in your legs, ankles, and feet, or darkening of your eyes, gums, nails, scars, skin, and teeth.
  • Ximino can cause skin sensitivity to sunlight and light from sunlamps and tanning beds. 
    • Protect your skin from sun exposure with loose-fitting clothes and sunscreen
  • You should not drive or operate machinery until you know how you tolerate Ximino.

Side Effects

Dizziness, itching, vertigo, headache, and tiredness are the most common side effects of Ximino. Tell your doctor if you experience any other side effects that are bothersome or persistent.


  1. Ximino Prescribing Information. New Brunswick, NJ: Ohm Laboratories; 2020.
  2. Ximino (minocycline hydrochloride) Extended-Release Capsules. Important Safety Information. Accessed February 3, 2022.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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