What is Minocycline used for?
Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections such as acne, urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, tick fever and chlamydia among others. Minocycline works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Minocycline should not be used to treat viral infections such as the cold or flu.
Minocycline (Minocin) Information
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking Minocycline. When you buy Minocycline online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Minocycline is usually taken twice a day or every 12 hours. It works best when taken on an empty stomach which is 1 hour before a meal or 2 hours after a meal. If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, you can skip the missed dose and continue with your schedule.
Minocycline should only be taken for the length of time prescribed. Your doctor will only prescribe the exact amount you need for the duration of treatment.
Do not stop taking minocycline before the time told to do so by your doctor or pharmacist even if you feel better. Stopping minocycline before the time can cause the infection to reoccur.
Minocycline should be taken 2 to 3 hours before or after taking any products containing calcium, aluminum, Magnesium, iron or zinc. The products can prevent minocycline from working as it should.
This can increase your risk of developing sunburn during treatment. Avoid tanning beds and wear protective clothing when outdoors or avoid direct sunlight.
The following drugs are known to interact with Minocycline. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions.
- Magnesium Carbonate
- Dihydroxyaluminum Sodium Carbonate
- Dihydroxyaluminum Aminoacetate
- Aluminum Hydroxide
- Aluminum Phosphate
- Penicillin V
- Cholera Vaccine, Live
- Vitamin A
- Penicillin G Benzathine
- Ethinyl Estradiol
- Magnesium Trisilicate
- Penicillin G Procaine
- Aluminum Carbonate, Basic
- Penicillin G
- Magnesium Oxide
Minocycline has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking this, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Minocycline online.
- Black, tarry stools
- Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
- eye pain
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- tooth discoloration
- general tiredness and weakness
- blood in the urine or stools
- muscle stiffness
- troubled breathing
- severe sunburn
- sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- upper right abdominal or stomach pain
- hearing loss
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- red skin lesions, often with a purple center
- chest pain, possibly moving to the left arm, neck, or shoulder
- blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
- fast heartbeat
- sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- hives or welts
- difficulty with moving
- severe stomach pain
- nausea or vomiting
- severe headache
- increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- hives, itching, or skin rash
- redness of the skin
- yellow eyes and skin
- blurred or double vision
- bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
- loss of appetite
- joint or muscle pain
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Minocycline online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.