Minocin (Oral)

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what are the ingredients in Minocin

I would like to know the ingredients in Minocin.
by stephanie rowe in united states, 01/01/2008

minocin (minocycline - generic form

Is the drug minocin100mg or the generic form minocycline cap 100mg effective in treating acne?
by Linda Cuppett in West Virginia, 03/04/2009

How long will it take until I see some results from Minocin?

Hello, I have been on Minocin for the last month and a half and my skin condition did not improve at all :O( I was hopping to see the diffrence after a month of taking it. I am 25 yo, could you please tell me whether this is normal and I just ne...
by Milena in UK, 12/27/2005

Minocin (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Minocin (Oral)

Minocin (Oral) Medication Classification


Minocin (Oral) Brandname

Dynacin, Minocin

Minocin (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Minocycline (mi-noe-SYE-kleen) Treats infections. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic.

When To Not Use Minocin (Oral)

You should not use minocycline if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any tetracycline antibiotic (such as doxycycline, tetracycline). Do not give this medicine to children under 8 years old because it can permanently change tooth color. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How Should You Use Minocin (Oral)

Capsule, Liquid, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Swallow the medicine with a full glass of water. You may take the medicine with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • Swallow the extended-release capsule whole. Do not break, crush, chew, or open it.
  • Shake the oral liquid well just before each use. Measure the medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Minocin (Oral) Storage

Store Minocin (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Minocin (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Minocin (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using penicillin, antacids (such as Maalox®, Mylanta®), a blood thinner (Coumadin®), or multivitamins or mineral supplements that contain calcium, magnesium, or iron.
  • Birth control pills, may not work while you are using minocycline. To keep from getting pregnant, use another form of birth control such as condoms, a diaphragm, or contraceptive foam or jelly.

Minocin (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or asthma, or if you are allergic to sulfites.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using this medicine several days before having surgery. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.

Minocin (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  • Headache, blurred vision
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the upper stomach
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Change in skin color
  • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
  • Mild skin rash

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