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Minocycline Information

Minocycline Benefits & Uses

Minocycline is used to treat the following -

Minocycline Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Minocycline


Minocycline Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Minocycline is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Rash
  3. Urticaria
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Photosensitivity
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Haemolytic Anemia
  8. Esophagitis
  9. Headache Mild
  10. Dizziness Mild
  11. Blurred vision
  12. Fatigue Mild
  13. Infection
  14. Influenza like symptoms
  15. Drowsiness
  16. Dry Mouth Mild

Minocycline Related Warnings

Is the use of Minocycline safe for pregnant women?

Minocycline has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Minocycline without medical advice.


Is the use of Minocycline safe during breastfeeding?

Minocycline may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Minocycline on the Kidneys?

There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Minocycline. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.


What is the effect of Minocycline on the Liver?

Minocycline is rarely harmful for the liver.


What is the effect of Minocycline on the Heart?

Using Minocycline does not have any harmful effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Minocycline with Other Drugs

Minocycline should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


    Minocycline Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Minocycline unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Ulcerative Colitis
    2. Gastritis
    3. Kidney Disease
    4. Liver Disease

    Frequently asked Questions about Minocycline

    Is this Minocycline habit forming or addictive?

    No, you will not get addicted to Minocycline.


    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Minocycline, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Minocycline can make you drowsy.


    Is it safe?

    Yes, but consume Minocycline only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Minocycline cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


    Minocycline Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Minocycline

    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Minocycline to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.


    Interaction between Alcohol and Minocycline

    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Minocycline with alcohol will be.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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