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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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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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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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Is minocin (minocycline) an effective antibiotic?

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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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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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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Could minocin (minocycline) be causing a swollen optic nerve?

Could minocin (minocycline) be causing a swollen optic nerve?

Papilledema: Minocycline has been associated with pseudotumor cerebri, a condition in which papilledema (optic nerve swelling) can occur due to elevated intracranial pressure. This needs to be monitored by an ophthalmologist. ...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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Tetracyclic Drug (Definition)

Tetracyclic agents are a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more