DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
Minocycline belongs to the group tetracycline, which is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Minocycline works by interfering with the ability of the bacteria to produce proteins, which is very essential to the growth and increase of numbers to the bacteria. Minocycline stops the spread of infection and the remaining bacteria are killed by the immune system or eventually die.
Minocycline is indicated for the treatment different infections caused by bacteria such as:
Infections of the ears, nose or throat
Infections of the urinary tract
Inflammation of the prostate gland due to infection
Inflammation of the urethra due to infection
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Prevention of infections following surgery
Skin or soft tissue infections
Your doctor may prescribe Minocycline for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Before taking Minocycline tell your doctor if you have:
Abnormal muscle weakness
Decreased liver function
Long-term inflammation of skin and some internal organs
systemic lupus erythematosus
People taking medicines that may have side effects on the liver
Severely decreased kidney function
Do not take Minocycline if you are allergic to its active ingredient or any of its inactive ingredients. If you have an allergy to Minocycline, stop taking Minocycline and immediately tell your doctor about it.
Minocycline should not be used during pregnancy as it may present harm to the unborn baby. Seek medical advice.
Minocycline is known to pass in small amounts in the breast milk. Caution should be used while taking Minocycline if you are breastfeeding an infant. Talk to your doctor for more information about Minocycline and nursing an infant.
The safety of minocycline in children has not been established.
Minocycline intake guidelines
Avoid taking Minocycline just before going to bed. To prevent irritation in the throat, take each dose of Minocycline by swallowing whole with plenty of water while standing or sitting.
Try taking each dose of Minocycline at the same time each day for best and most effective results.
Chances or risks of having side effects may be increased if a large amount of Minocycline is prolonged in use.
Take Minocycline at regular interval. Complete the prescribed course of Minocycline unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Stopping the course early increases the chance that the infection will come back and that the bacteria will grow resistant to the antibiotic.
Do not take iron preparations or indigestion remedies as the same time of taking Minocycline.
Take Minocycline exactly as prescribed by you doctor or as directed in the package. If you have any problems understanding it, ask your doctor about it. Your doctor will tell you how many tablets you need to take each day.
Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect any symptoms of an overdose of Minocycline.
There are no reported incidences of a Minocycline overdose.
Minocycline missed dose
Take the missed dose of Minocycline as soon as you remember. However, it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of Minocycline to avoid unwanted adverse side effects.
Minocycline side effects
Along with the needed effects, Minocycline also has unwanted adverse effects. Tell your doctor if side effects occur.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects of Minocycline:
Inflammation of the pancreas
Abnormal reaction of the skin to light, usually a rash
Balance problems involving the inner ear
Sensation of ringing, or other noise in the ears
Loss of appetite
Skin reactions such as rash and itch
Bowel infection resulting in inflammation of the bowel lining
Difficulty or pain when swallowing
Mild increase in pressure within the skull
Overgrowth of the yeast Candida
Staining of skin, nails, teeth, sweat, tears, eyes, breast milk
All of these side effects may not occur in one time. Side effects other than those listed in this medication guide may also occur. Talk to your doctor if side effects that seem unusual or especially bothersome occur.
Minocycline drug reactions
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. Talk to your doctor before using any medicines. Minocycline and some medicines may interfere with each other.
Before taking Minocycline tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
vitamins that contain aluminum, bismuth, calcium, magnesium or iron
oral contraceptive pill
Minocycline pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:
Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.
Minocycline available forms, composition, doses:
Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.
Minocycline destination | category:
Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.
Minocycline Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:
A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.
Minocycline pharmaceutical companies:
Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.
Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Minocycline?
Depending on the reaction of the Minocycline after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Minocycline not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Minocycline addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
ReviewsDrugs.com conducted a study on Minocycline, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Minocycline consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.
One visitor reported dosesWhat is the dose of Minocycline drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 51-100mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology