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Minotrex uses

Minotrex information

Minotrex belongs to the group tetracycline, which is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Minotrex 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. Minotrex stops the spread of infection and the remaining bacteria are killed by the immune system or eventually die.

Minotrex indications

Minotrex is indicated for the treatment different infections caused by bacteria such as:

Acne vulgaris


Eye infections


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 Minotrex for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Minotrex warnings

Before taking Minotrex 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

Kidney failure

Do not take Minotrex if you are allergic to its active ingredient or any of its inactive ingredients. If you have an allergy to Minotrex, stop taking Minotrex and immediately tell your doctor about it.

Minotrex should not be used during pregnancy as it may present harm to the unborn baby. Seek medical advice.

Minotrex is known to pass in small amounts in the breast milk. Caution should be used while taking Minotrex if you are breastfeeding an infant. Talk to your doctor for more information about Minotrex and nursing an infant.

The safety of minocycline in children has not been established.


Minotrex intake guidelines

Avoid taking Minotrex just before going to bed. To prevent irritation in the throat, take each dose of Minotrex by swallowing whole with plenty of water while standing or sitting.

Try taking each dose of Minotrex 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 Minotrex is prolonged in use.

Take Minotrex at regular interval. Complete the prescribed course of Minotrex 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 Minotrex.

Minotrex dosage

Take Minotrex 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.

Minotrex overdose

Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect any symptoms of an overdose of Minotrex.

There are no reported incidences of a Minotrex overdose.

Minotrex missed dose

Take the missed dose of Minotrex 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 Minotrex to avoid unwanted adverse side effects.

Minotrex side effects

Along with the needed effects, Minotrex 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 Minotrex:


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

Liver disorders

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.

Minotrex drug reactions

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. Talk to your doctor before using any medicines. Minotrex and some medicines may interfere with each other.

Before taking Minotrex tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:


vitamins that contain aluminum, bismuth, calcium, magnesium or iron


iron tablets

zinc salts


tripotassium dicitratobismuthate





diuretic medicines


oral contraceptive pill


Minotrex 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.

Minotrex 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.

Minotrex 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.

Minotrex 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.

Minotrex 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.



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  3. "minocycline". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0101... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Minotrex?

Depending on the reaction of the Minotrex after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Minotrex 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 Minotrex 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.



sdrugs.com conducted a study on Minotrex, 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 Minotrex 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.

Visitor reports

Two visitors reported useful

How is the drug Minotrex useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
According to the survey conducted by the website sdrugs.com, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.

Visitor reported side effects

No survey data has been collected yet

Visitor reported price estimates

No survey data has been collected yet

Three visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Minotrex drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Minotrex is mentioned below.
Once in a day2
Twice in a day1

Three visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Minotrex 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.

Two visitors reported time for results

What is the time duration Minotrex drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 2 weeks to notice the result from using Minotrex drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Minotrex need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
2 weeks1
> 3 month1

Visitor reported administration

No survey data has been collected yet

Three visitors reported age


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