Minocycline

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Minocycline


Brand Names: Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Solodyn, Vectrin, Myrac
Generic Name: Minocycline

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Description
Minocycline to Fight Dangerous Infection

Minocycline belongs to a class of tetracycline antibiotic potent to fight bacteria in the organism. The medication can improve numerous bacterial infections, including acne, respiratory infections, tick fever, skin infections, urinary tract infections, chlamydia and others.

Additionally, the treatment can be used to improve similar health conditions. Consult your doctor before you use Minocycline.

Contraindications and Precautions for Minocycline Use

The medication should not be administered without previous doctor’s consultation. Do not start Minocycline course if you are allergic to its components or similar remedies.

Your doctor may require certain medical tests before the medication course to ensure you are safe using the drug.

Minocycline is contraindicated for patients under 8 years old. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use the drug in order to prevent possible effects on an unborn and nursing child.

Keep in mind that the active ingredients of the drug may decrease the effectiveness of your birth control pills.

Replace your usual birth control with non-hormonal alternatives. Besides, provide your healthcare specialist with information anout all the illnesses and disorders you have, especially:

  • Kidney problems;
  • Liver diseases;
  • Sulfite allergy;
  • Asthma, etc.

 

Minocycline Interactions with Other Treatments

Additionally, your doctor should be aware of all the medications and pharmaceutical supplements you are using, since some of them can seriously affect the treatment course. Pay exclusive attention to:

  • Similar antibiotics;
  • Ergot drugs;
  • Isotretinoin;
  • Blood thinners;
  • Penicillin antibiotics and others.

 

Minocycline Doses and Recommendations for Use

Your physician will prescribe the necessary medication dose and intake rules to guarantee a safe and highly effective treatment course.

Never change the adjustments to preserve high safety level. Minocycline is an oral medication for regular use.

Administer the drug for a full duration of the treatment course, even though your symptoms may disappear before the issue is completely cleared. Use the drug with or without food, but with water. Frequent medical tests are required, especially in patients who use Minocycline for a long time.
An average Minocycline dose depends mainly on the treated condition and ranges from 50 mg to 400 mg a day. The intake frequency and length of the therapy depend on individual peculiarities and other health specifications.

Side Effects and Related Complications

Follow safety recommendations without any changes. Otherwise, you risk getting dangerous side effects from Minocycline misuse. The most dangerous ones include:

  • Allergic reactions;
  • Symptoms of liver or kidney disorders: urination problems, breathing problems, nausea, vomiting, swelling, jaundice and others;
  • Vision issues;
  • Serious skin reactions;
  • Increased skull pressure and others.