Minocin

DRUG DESCRIPTION

MINOCIN® minocycline hydrochloride, is a semisynthetic derivative of tetracycline, 4,7 Bis(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a-tetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-2- naphthacenecarboxamide monohydrochloride.

Its structural formula is:

MINOCIN (minocycline hydrochloride) structural formula illustration

MINOCIN® (minocycline hydrochloride oral suspension) Oral Suspension contains minocycline HCl equivalent to 50 mg of minocycline per 5 mL (10 mg/mL) and the following inactive ingredients: Alcohol, Butylparaben, Calcium Hydroxide, Cellulose, Decaglyceryl Tetraoleate, Edetate Calcium Disodium, Guar Gum, Polysorbate 80, Propylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Sulfite (see WARNINGS) and Sorbitol.

What are the possible side effects of minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Myrac, Solodyn)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using minocycline and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe headache, dizziness, blurred vision;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • pale or...

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Minocin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Myrac, Solodyn

Generic Name: minocycline (Pronunciation: mye no SYE kleen)

  • What is minocycline (Minocin)?
  • What are the possible side effects of minocycline (Minocin)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about minocycline (Minocin)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking minocycline (Minocin)?
  • How should I take minocycline (Minocin)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Minocin)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Minocin)?
  • What should I avoid while taking minocycline (Minocin)?
  • What other drugs will affect minocycline (Minocin)?
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What is minocycline (Minocin)?

Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body.

Minocycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others.

Minocycline may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of minocycline (Minocin)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using minocycline and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe headache, dizziness, blurred vision;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness;
  • severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
  • loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • sores or swelling in your rectal or genital area;
  • mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach upset;
  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
  • swollen tongue, trouble swallowing; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about minocycline (Minocin)?

Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. It could cause harm to the unborn baby, including permanent discoloration of the teeth later in life. Minocycline can make birth control pills less effective. Use a second method of birth control while you are taking minoocycline to keep from getting pregnant.

Minocycline passes into breast milk and may affect bone and tooth development in a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give minocycline to a child younger than 8 years old. Minocycline can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth, and it can affect a child's growth.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Minocycline can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

Do not take iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking minocycline. These products can make minocycline less effective.

Throw away any unused minocycline when it expires or when it is no longer needed. Do not take any minocycline after the expiration date printed on the label. Using expired minocycline can cause damage to your kidneys.

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