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Can minocin (minocycline) as a drug to stop the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Can minocin (minocycline) as a drug to stop the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

In some cases: Minocin (minocycline) can help some people with rheumatoid arthritis. Even though it is an antibiotic its effect in arthritis is felt to be due to its anti-inflammatory effects and interferring with substances that cause joint and cartilage damage called metalloproteinases. ...Read more

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Minocin (Definition)

Minocin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


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What are some possible side effects of minocin (minocycline) (acne drug)?

What are some possible side effects of minocin (minocycline) (acne drug)?

Minocin (minocycline) Side Effects: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, dizziness, unsteadiness, drowsiness, mouth sores, or cough may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Sunburn (sun sensitivity), muscle pain, difficult or painful swallowing, change in the amount of urine, pink urine, brown/gray tooth discoloration, blue/gray/brown discoloration of the skin/lips/tongue/gums, numbness. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on minocin (minocycline) for my acne but I'm nervous of side effects and drug induced lupus. Are these very rare? I've been on this drug years ago.

My doctor put me on minocin (minocycline) for my acne but I'm nervous of side effects and drug induced lupus. Are these very rare? I've been on this drug years ago.

Good choice: Acne is a serious, chronic disease that is a major personal and professional liability. Minocycline very seldom causes problems and when it does, discontinuing the medicine and replacing it with something else is easy and you'll heal up fine. Nothing worthwhile in life is risk-free. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) midciination safe (pills)?

Is minocin (minocycline) midciination safe (pills)?

Minocycline: This medication may produce vertigo (dizziness or unsteadiness) in about 8% of patients taking 100 mg twice a day. This may be helped if the dose is distributed to 50 mg four times a day. Some patients may develop sensitivity to sunlight and burn more easily. Otherwise the drug is generally as safe as an antibiotic can get. ...Read more

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Side effects of minocin; anything bad to worry about?

Side effects of minocin; anything bad to worry about?

Minocin (minocycline) for what?: Without that I am shooting in the dark. I assume you mean ra. Staining, purpleish brown can occur in older people with sun exposure and bad veins. Lightheadedness is also not uncommon. The drug is quite benign. ...Read more

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What does minocin (minocycline) (name brand) work for?

What does minocin (minocycline) (name brand) work for?

Acne, for one.: Probably the most frequent use of Minocin (minocycline) is for some types of acne. As with other antibiotics, there are many recommended uses. ...Read more

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Do I have to take minocin (minocycline) at the same time each day?

Minocin (minocycline) Dosing: Minocin (minocycline) works best if it is taken at the same time each day.
If you miss a dose of minocin, (minocycline) take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. ...Read more

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How long do I need to take the minocin (minocycline) capsule if I take 300mg daily?

How long do I need to take the minocin (minocycline) capsule if I take 300mg daily?

Minocycline: Why are you taking this? Who prescribed it and what did they tell you to do? Need more info to answer your question. ...Read more

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Can you drink on minocin (minocycline)?

Can you drink on minocin (minocycline)?

Depends: Minocin (minocycline) is an antibiotic used for treatment of susceptible organisms and comes as an injection or as an oral drug (capsule, tablet or suspension). The injectable form cannot be taken orally. The problem with some capsules and tablets is that they are modified release, meaning that they must be taken whole. If you cannot tolerate pills, there is a liquid form, but this must be ordered that way. ...Read more

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Can I take minocin (minocycline) and adderal together?

Can I take minocin (minocycline) and adderal together?

Probably OK: It will probably be ok for you to take these two medicines together. The main thing to be aware of is that both medicines can cause nausea or stomach complaints, so you might have a higher likelihood of that type of problem. If both have been prescribed for you, and you have already tolerated one of them well, then you can try them together and let you physician know if there are difficulties. ...Read more

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Are ther permanent side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Are ther permanent side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Doubtful: This highly effective antibiotic has the unfortunate capacity to get into the semicircular canals and create vertigo (dizziness) when present in high serum concentrations. This can be avoided by taking lower doses more frequently than the usual twice a day regimen. When the drug wears off, so do the side-effects. Not aware of any permanent damages. ...Read more

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Are there permanent side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Usually not.: Many side-effects mild and go away. Gi upset, diarrhea, or cramps not uncommon when starting. Usaully disappear quickly. Many feel like doxycline. Is is a photosensitiver, it is in reality almost never a problem. ...Read more

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There any long term/short term side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Usually not.: Many side-effects mild and go away. Gi upset, diarrhea, or cramps not uncommon when starting. Usaully disappear quickly. Many feel like doxycline. Is is a photosensitiver, it is in reality almost never a problem. ...Read more

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Are there any dangerous permanent side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Are there any dangerous permanent side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Usually not.: Many side-effects mild and go away. Gi upset, diarrhea, or cramps not uncommon when starting. Usaully disappear quickly. Many feel like doxycline. Is is a photosensitiver, it is in reality almost never a problem. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) an effective antibiotic?

Yes: Minocin (minocycline) is related to tetracycline and doxycycline, and generally treats the same bacterial organisms it has been used to treat acne, skin infections, some respiratory infections, lyme disease, and other infections that can be treated with tetracycline or doxycycline, but it is less widely used because it tends to cause more vertigo and other CNS side effects. ...Read more

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My doctor just prescribed minocin (minocycline). Is it effective?

My doctor just prescribed minocin (minocycline). Is it effective?

That depends!: It depends on what the reason is. Minocin (minocycline) is often used and is an effective medication for some types of acne. ...Read more

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Should I get minocin (minocycline) for acne?

Should I get minocin (minocycline) for acne?

Maybe: I think Minocin (minocycline) can be helpful for inflammatory acne with a lot of redness, pustules and small cysts. If your acne is less severe, sometimes topical agents will take care of the problem. If your acne is worse with evidence of scarring, Accutane would be an option. I would see a dermatologist for an evaluation and acne treatment plan. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) used to treat Lyme disease?

Is minocin (minocycline) used to treat Lyme disease?

Yes: Doxycycline is the most commonly used drug for acute lyme disease but Minocycline (minocin), its close cousin, is also very effective. If someone has been recently bitten by a tick a good course of either will generally result in cure. If lyme has been present for weeks or months treatment becomes more challenging & complex. See www. Lymediseaseresource. Com/burrguide2008.Pdf for details. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Minocin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Minocin allergy?

Minocin allergy: Minocin (Minocycline) is an antibiotic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/minocin-drug. Htm ...Read more

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Can you take minocin (minocycline) if you have mono symptoms?

Can you take minocin (minocycline) if you have mono symptoms?

No Abx for mono: Mononucleosis is a viral disease. Antibiotics aren't effective in treating it because they only treat bacterial infections. The only time you'd use antibiotics with mono would be when you also have strep throat, which can sometimes accompany mono. In such cases, Minocin (minocycline) would probably work, but it's not standard therapy for strep. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take minocin (minocycline) tablets and alcohol?

Is it a bad idea to take minocin (minocycline) tablets and alcohol?

Together?: Not a good idea to wash down Minocycline with ethanol (and certainly not with methanol), but all other restrictions aside it should not interfere with the antibiotic effect of minocycline, and Minocycline will not diminish the intoxication potential of ethanol. ...Read more

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Will taking minocin (minocycline) for 6 weeks affect my acne at all?

Will taking minocin (minocycline) for 6 weeks affect my acne at all?

Hard to say: This is a common approach to acne that is resistant to common localized skin treatments. Acne is a curious and often difficult chronic problem that often requires trial & error before a real fix is possible. ...Read more

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Will minocin (minocycline) work for acne?

Will minocin (minocycline) work for acne?

One of the most used: Minocycline and Doxycycline are very effective in treating acne, and are the first drugs I would use, coupled with topical benzoil peroxide. Blackheads are clogged pores and are the result of not thoroughly cleansing your face. Otc preparations frequently have a scrubbing preparation containing peach or apricot pits that are micropulverized. ...Read more

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Does minocin (minocycline) work well for acne?

Does minocin (minocycline) work well for acne?

Yes.: While some people respond better to other drugs, this is a reasonable first try with little side-effect potential. But remember, cleansing the skin is important, do not wear pore-clogging make up, also, watch your diet! ...Read more

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Taking minocin (minocycline) for my acne; is it very effective?

Taking minocin (minocycline) for my acne; is it very effective?

Yes.: While some people respond better to other drugs, this is a reasonable first try with little side-effect potential. ...Read more