Minocycline

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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 Minocycline before taking it.

Minocycline

What is Minocycline

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Minocycline hydrochloride, a semisynthetic derivative of tetracyline, is 4,7-Bis(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a-tetrahydroxy -1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide monohydrochloride.
Minocycline hydrochloride tablets are indicated in the treatment of the following infections due to susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms:
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus fever and the typhus group, Q fever, rickettsialpox and tick fevers caused by Rickettsiae.
    Respiratory tract infections caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
    Lymphogranuloma venereum caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.
    Psittacosis (Ornithosis) due to Chlamydia psittaci.
    Trachoma caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, although the infectious agent is not always eliminated, as judged by immunoflourescence.
    Inclusion conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.
    Nongonococcal urethritis, endocervical, or rectal infections in adults caused by Ureaplasma urealyticum or Chlamydia trachomatis.
    Relapsing fever due to Borrelia recurrentis.
    Chancroid caused by Haemophilus ducreyi.
    Plague due to Yersinia pestis.
    Tularemia due to Francisella tularensis.
    Cholera caused by Vibrio cholerae.
    Campylobacter fetus infections caused by Campylobacter fetus.
    Brucellosis due to Brucella species (in conjunction with streptomycin).
    Bartonellosis due to Bartonella bacilliforms.
    Granuloma inguinale caused by Calymmatobacterium granulomatis.

  • Minocycline is indicated for treatment of infections caused by the following gram-negative microorganisms, when bacteriologic testing indicates appropriate susceptibility to the drug:
  • Escherichia coli.
    Enterobacter aerogenes.
    Shigella species.
    Acinetobacter species.
    Respiratory tract infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae.
    Respiratory tract and urinary tract infections caused by Klebsiella species.

  • Minocycline hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of infections caused by the following gram-positive microorganisms when bacteriologic testing indicates appropriate susceptibility to the drug:
  • Upper respiratory tract infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae.
    Skin and skin structure infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
    (Note: Minocycline is not the drug of choice in the treatment of any type of staphylococcal infection.)

  • Minocycline is an alternative drug in the treatment of the following gonococcal infections:
  • Uncomplicated urethritis in men due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae and for the treatment of other gonococcal infections when penicillin is contraindicated.
    Infections in women caused by N eisseria gonorrhoeae.
    Syphilis caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum.
    Yaws caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue.
    Listeriosis due to Listeria monocytogenes.
    Anthrax due to Bacillus anthracis.
    Vincent's infection caused by Fusobacterium fusiforme.
    Actinomycosis caused by Actinomyces israelii.
    Infections caused by Clostridium species.

  • In acute intestinal amebiasis, Minocycline may be useful adjunct to amebicides.
    In severe acne, Minocycline may be useful adjunctive therapy.
    Oral Minocycline is indicated in the treatment of asymptomatic carriers of Neisseria meningitidis to eliminate the meningococci from the nasopharynx. In order to preserve the usefulness of Minocycline in the treatment of asymptomatic meningococcal carrier, diagnostic laboratory procedures, including serotyping and susceptibility testing, should be performed to establish the carrier state and the correct treatment. It is recommended that the prophylactic use of Minocycline be reserved for situations in which the risk of meningococcal meningitis is high.
    Oral Minocycline is not indicated for the treatment of meningococcal infection.
    Although no controlled clinical efficacy studies have been conducted, limited clinical data show that oral Minocycline hydrochloride has been used successfully in the treatment of infections caused by Mycobacterium marinum.
    To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of the antibacterial drug product and other antibacterial drugs, the drug product should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antimicrobial therapy. In the absence of such data, local and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
    Minocycline is a Antibiotic usually used to treat infections. Some of the most prescribed drugs in this class include: Doxycycline (generic); Minocycline (generic).
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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 Minocycline medicine in some well-known online stores.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    75 mg30 $57.00
    50 mg28 $30.58Canada, UK
    100 mg100 $87.00Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, UK
    50 mg100 $50.00Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, UK
    100 mg100 $78.21Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    50 mg100 $56.43Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    75 mg100 $132.69Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, UK, USA
    100 mg100 $79.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    50 mg100 $57.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    100 mg84 $93.15Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    50 mg60 $41.40Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    135 mger100 $1.00USA
    45 mger30 $492.54USA
    100 mg100 $112.59Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    50 mg100 $62.34Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    75 mg100 $67.76Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    100 mg112 $76.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA

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    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
    100 mg10 Tablet$3.82
    ARNOCIN 100MG CAPSULE 1 strip(s) (6 capsules each) $3.83
    Arnocin 100mg Tablet $0.64
    ARNOCIN 100MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $6.40

    Minocycline - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Minocycline 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.

    Can Minocycline be taken or consumed while pregnant?

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

    Can Minocycline 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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    Reviews

    Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Minocycline, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Minocycline. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

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    How often should I take Minocycline?
    According to the survey, wDrugs.com reported that users of Minocycline should take Once in a day as the primarily recommended frequency. However, patients are advised to follow the dosage as prescribed by their physician religiously. To get the opinions of other patients on the ideal consumption frequency of the medicine, click here.
    Patients%
    Once in a day1
    100.0%


    One patient reported doses

    What is the specific doses you have used?
    Minocycline May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of wDrugs.com used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.
    Patients%
    51-100mg1
    100.0%


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    Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology