MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

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Is this a broad spectrum antibiotic that can be used as a antibiotic for viruses or infections?
by Jean Laxton in MI, 06/22/2007

Ulcerative Proctitis

My 17 year old daughter has cysic acne and was prescribed Dynacin in Oct. 2004. It was for 1x day for approx. 6 months and eventually cutting back to 10 days prior to menstrual cycle. She was told to go back to 1x day if acne reoccured , which we did ...
by Jan T in Forked River ,New Jersey, 12/29/2005

MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Drug and Prescription Information

MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Medication Classification


MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Brandname

Dynacin, Minocin

MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule is used for the Treatment

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

When To Not Use MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

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 MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

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 MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

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.

MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule 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.

MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule 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

MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Ratings

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MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: *


Brenda, Nairobi,Kenya - 11/19/2015

This is sad that you do not inform your clients that Minocycline causes period delays.I am 4days late while my periods have always been regular. Does this mean Minocyline is hormonal?
With the many discussions online about its effect on the menstruation more eesearch should be done on the drug.

MINOCYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Kari, Nebraska - 05/23/2014

Well! It works wonderfully as a way to solve acne problems. They only thing I worry about is that I have been taking the medicine for 4 months, but only 2 months regularly. With that said my last period was very late. 10 days to be exact. I took several tests and they were not positive. I went to my regular dr for my pap smear and I told her about it, and the medicine that I'm taking. She didn't act like that would cause that. She said well, see if you get your period next month. And here I sit. Waiting for my period with a false pregnancy test. I'm 8 days late nearly 9. I've been trying to do research on this drug but I find that it goes both ways. One says no one says yes. If the website said yes, it also said that it was serious. It is too late to call my DR or my dermatologist so I called my pharamicist and asked her. She said after researching on the internet that it doesn't cause that. But I have found a lot online saying it does. I'm confused. I'm going to call dermatologist on Monday to see if she knows more about it. I'll try to remember to post her answer. Sadly, it works wonderfully. I just wonder about the side effects.