Minocin

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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Minocin before taking it.

Minocin

What is Minocin

Minocin is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.
Minocin is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others.
Minocin may also be used for purposes not listed in Minocin guide.

Minocin side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • stomach cramps, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
  • pale or yellowed skin, weakness, dark colored urine, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • fever, skin rash, bruising, severe tingling or numbness, muscle weakness,
  • upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, cough, wheezing, feeling short of breath;
  • confusion, vomiting, swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • headache or pain behind your eyes, ringing in your ears, vision problems;
  • joint pain or swelling with fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, general ill feeling, unusual thoughts or behavior, and/or seizure (convulsions); or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Less serious side effects may include:
  • dizziness, tired feeling, spinning sensation;
  • joint or muscle pain;
  • discoloration of you skin or nails;
  • mild nausea, mild diarrhea, upset stomach;
  • mild skin rash or itching;
  • swollen tongue, discoloration of your gums; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Minocin dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Acne:

Immediate-release formulations:
Initial dose: 50 to 100 mg orally twice a day for 3 to 6 weeks or until improvement occurs
Maintenance dose: 50 to 100 mg orally once a day
Extended-release tablets:
45 to 49 kg: 45 mg orally once a day
50 to 59 kg: 55 mg orally once a day
60 to 71 kg: 65 mg orally once a day
72 to 84 kg: 80 mg orally once a day
85 to 96 kg: 90 mg orally once a day
97 to 110 kg: 105 mg orally once a day
111 to 125 kg: 115 mg orally once a day
126 to 136 kg: 135 mg orally once a day
Duration: 12 weeks

Usual Adult Dose for Actinomycosis:

100 mg orally or IV every 12 hours
Duration: Initial parenteral therapy for 2 to 6 weeks, followed by oral therapy for a total duration of 6 to 12 months
Clinical response should be monitored by CT or MRI.

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Infection:

Oral: 200 mg initially followed by 100 mg orally every 12 hours; alternatively, 100 to 200 mg initially followed by 50 mg orally 4 times a day has been used
IV: 200 mg initially followed by 100 mg IV every 12 hours

Usual Adult Dose for Meningitis -- Meningococcal:

Elimination of Neisseria meningitidis carrier state: 100 mg orally every 12 hours for 5 days
Rifampin, ciprofloxacin, or ceftriaxone are considered first-line agents.

Usual Adult Dose for Skin or Soft Tissue Infection:

Mycobacterium marinum: 100 mg orally or IV every 12 hours for at least 3 months
Vibrio vulnificus: 100 mg IV or orally every 12 hours plus cefotaxime 2 g IV every 8 hours or ceftazidime 1 to 2 g IV every 8 hours

Usual Adult Dose for Skin and Structure Infection:

Mycobacterium marinum: 100 mg orally or IV every 12 hours for at least 3 months
Vibrio vulnificus: 100 mg IV or orally every 12 hours plus cefotaxime 2 g IV every 8 hours or ceftazidime 1 to 2 g IV every 8 hours

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne:

12 years or older:
Extended-release tablets:
45 to 49 kg: 45 mg orally once a day
50 to 59 kg: 55 mg orally once a day
60 to 71 kg: 65 mg orally once a day
72 to 84 kg: 80 mg orally once a day
85 to 96 kg: 90 mg orally once a day
97 to 110 kg: 105 mg orally once a day
111 to 125 kg: 115 mg orally once a day
126 to 136 kg: 135 mg orally once a day
Duration: 12 weeks

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bacterial Infection:

Above 8 years of age: 4 mg/kg orally or IV initially followed by 2 mg/kg every 12 hours
The usual adult dosage should not be exceeded.
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Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Minocin medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
100 mg100 $199.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
50 mg100 $110.09Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, UK, USA
100 mg100 $1.00USA
100 mg28 $45.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
50 mg100 $79.48Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
100 mg56 $84.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry

Minocin - Frequently asked Questions

Can Minocin be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Who should not take Minocin?

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Minocin or to other tetracycline antibiotics such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap).

To make sure you can safely take Minocin, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • liver disease;

  • kidney disease;

  • asthma or sulfite allergy; or

  • if you are also using a penicillin antibiotic such as amoxicillin (Amoxil, Augmentin, Dispermox, Moxatag), ampicillin (Principen, Unasyn), dicloxacillin (Dycill, Dynapen), oxacillin (Bactocill), or penicillin (Bicillin L-A, PC Pen VK, Pfizerpen).

If you are using Minocin to treat gonorrhea, your doctor may test you to make sure you do not also have syphilis, another sexually transmitted disease.

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use Minocin if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby or cause permanent tooth discoloration later in life. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment.

Minocin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while using Minocin.

Minocin passes into breast milk and may affect bone and tooth development in a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking Minocin.

Children should not use Minocin. Minocin can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children younger than 8 years old.

What other drugs will affect Minocin?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • other antibiotics;

  • acetaminophen (Tylenol);

  • isotretinoin (Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret);

  • methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);

  • antifungal medicine such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend);

  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);

  • cholesterol medications such as niacin (Advicor, Niaspan, Niacor, Simcor, Slo Niacin, and others), atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev, Advicor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin);

  • heart or blood pressure medicine such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others;

  • migraine headache medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine); or

  • an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Minocin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

How should I take Minocin?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

Most brands of Minocin may be taken with or without food.

Take Minocin (pellet-filled capsules) on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Breaking the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Minocin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

To be sure this medicine is not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested often. Your kidney, liver, or thyroid function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Minocin. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Minocin can cause false results with certain urine tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medication.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Throw away any unused Minocin when it expires or when it is no longer needed. Do not take any Minocin after the expiration date printed on the label. Using expired Minocin can cause damage to your kidneys.

Can Minocin be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Minocin be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology