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What is Ximino?

The active ingredient in Ximino Extended-Release Capsules is minocycline hydrochloride, a semi synthetic derivative of tetracycline. Ximino is a tetracycline-class drug. Ximino is known chemically as [4­(4α,4aα,5aα,12aα)]-4,7-Bis(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a-tetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide mono hydrochloride.

The structural formula is represented below:

Minocycline hydrochloride, USP is a yellow crystalline powder, sparingly soluble in water, soluble in solutions of alkali hydroxides and carbonates, slightly soluble in alcohol, practically insoluble in chloroform and in ether.

Ximino (minocycline hydrochloride) Extended-Release Capsules for oral administration contain minocycline hydrochloride, USP equivalent to 45 mg, 90 mg, or 135 mg of minocycline. The Extended-Release Capsules contain the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C Yellow #10 (in 45 mg strength), FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #6 (in 45 mg and 135 mg strength), gelatin, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, and titanium dioxide.

The 45 mg, 90 mg, and 135 mg capsules also contain Opadry Clear which contains hypromellose, polyethylene glycol 400, polyethylene glycol 6000, and talc.

Ximino Extended-Release Capsules also contain black ink which contains black iron oxide, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, and shellac.

What does Ximino look like?

What are the available doses of Ximino?

Extended-Release Capsules: 45 mg, 90 mg, and 135 mg (3)

What should I talk to my health care provider before I take Ximino?

How should I use Ximino?

Ximino is indicated to treat only inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older.

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria as well as to maintain the effectiveness of other antibacterial drugs, Ximino should be used only as indicated .

The recommended dosage of Ximino is approximately 1 mg/kg once daily for 12 weeks. Higher doses have not shown to be of additional benefit in the treatment of inflammatory lesions of acne, and may be associated with more acute vestibular side effects.

The following table shows capsule strength and body weight to achieve approximately 1 mg/kg.

Ximino may be taken with or without food . The capsules should be swallowed whole without chewing, crushing or splitting. Ingestion of food along with Ximino may help reduce the risk of esophageal irritation and ulceration.

In patients with renal impairment, the total dosage should be decreased by either reducing the recommended individual doses and/or by extending the time intervals between doses .

What interacts with Ximino?

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What are the warnings of Ximino?

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What are the precautions of Ximino?

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What are the side effects of Ximino?

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What should I look out for while using Ximino?

Ximino is contraindicated in persons who have shown hypersensitivity to any of the tetracyclines .

What might happen if I take too much Ximino?

In case of overdosage, discontinue medication, treat symptomatically and institute supportive measures. Minocycline is not removed in significant quantities by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

How should I store and handle Ximino?

Shake well before using. Store at controlled room temperature 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). Dispense in a well-closed container as defined in the USP.Naproxen Tablets, USP:375 mgStore at 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) in well-closed containers; dispense in light-resistant containers.Rx onlyNaproxen Tablets, USP:375 mgStore at 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) in well-closed containers; dispense in light-resistant containers.Rx onlyNaproxen Tablets, USP:375 mgStore at 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) in well-closed containers; dispense in light-resistant containers.Rx onlyNaproxen Tablets, USP:375 mgStore at 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) in well-closed containers; dispense in light-resistant containers.Rx only


Clinical Information

Chemical Structure

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Clinical Pharmacology

The mechanism of action of Ximino for the treatment of acne is unknown.

Non-Clinical Toxicology
Ximino is contraindicated in persons who have shown hypersensitivity to any of the tetracyclines .


Although not observed in this study, adverse effects could potentially arise from co-administration of cephalexin and metformin by inhibition of tubular secretion via organic cationic transporter systems. Accordingly, careful patient monitoring and dose adjustment of metformin is recommended in patients concomitantly taking cephalexin and metformin.


A. Minocycline, like other tetracycline-class drugs, can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. If any tetracycline is used during pregnancy or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking these drugs, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus.

Ximino should not be used during pregnancy or by individuals of either gender who are attempting to conceive a child .

B. The use of drugs of the tetracycline class during tooth development (last half of pregnancy, infancy, and childhood up to the age of 8 years) may cause permanent discoloration of the teeth (yellow-gray-brown).

Permanent discoloration of the teeth is more common during long-term use of the drug but has been observed following repeated short-term courses. Enamel hypoplasia has also been reported. Tetracycline drugs, therefore, should not be used during tooth development.

C. All tetracyclines form a stable calcium complex in any bone-forming tissue. A decrease in fibula growth rate has been observed in premature human infants given oral tetracycline in doses of 25 mg/kg every 6 hours. The decrease in fibula growth rate was shown to be reversible when the drug was discontinued.

Results of animal studies indicate that tetracyclines cross the placenta, are found in fetal tissues, and can cause retardation of skeletal development on the developing fetus. Evidence of embryotoxicity has been noted in animals treated early in pregnancy .



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