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Minocycline

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Minocycline belongs to a class of medications known as tetracycline antibiotics. It helps to fight and treat different kinds of infections such as urinary tract infection, tick fever, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, skin infections, etc. It essentially fights the bacteria in the body and prevents its spread and growth.

It is not to be taken if you are pregnant, for it could cause potential harm to the unborn baby. It can cause harm to tooth and bone development in the baby; and it also passes into breast milk. Antacids, calcium and iron supplements, and multivitamins should only be taken 2 hours before or after taking Minocycline. Let your doctor know if you have a sulfite allergy or have asthma.

Swallow the entire tablet whole with a glass of water. It should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Do not skip doses even if you are feeling better. It will only make the infection resistant.

Find a doctor immediately if you have a severe allergic reaction, kidney, liver, pancreas problems and inflammation. More common side effects are rashes, discoloration of skin, and a swollen tongue.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Bacterial Infections

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Mific injection.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Mific injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Mific injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with severe renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Minocycline as ingredient

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Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It prevents bacteria from synthesizing protein by binding with ribosomal units of bacteria. This inhibits the growth of bacteria and helps the immune system to fight the infection.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Sucramal Suspension

    Sufrate O Suspension

    Epsolin 50Mg/2Ml Injection

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