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Dr. Samuel Tisherman
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Minocycline (Overview)

Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne and chlamydia.


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What is minocycline? And what is it used for?

What is minocycline? And what is it used for?

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Tisherman
380 Doctors shared insights

Minocycline (Overview)

Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne and chlamydia.


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Please describe the medication: minocycline?

Please describe the medication: minocycline?

Antibiotic: Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne and chlamydia. ...Read more

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Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up, now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone. I cannot take accutane. What next?

Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up, now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone. I cannot take accutane. What next?

What next?: What do you mean exactly? Is the new regimen not working? Besides the medication, you could add fish oil 3 grams a day. Omega 3s are very important against acne. It wouldn't hurt and may help quite a bit. ...Read more

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Would it be good to use mylan-minocycline for acne?

Would it be good to use mylan-minocycline for acne?

Let me help: Minocycline and Doxycycline are frequently used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Both of these closely related antibiotics have similar levels of efficacy, although Doxycycline has a slightly lower risk of adverse side effects. ...Read more

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Can minocycline work as HIV preventive?

Can minocycline work as HIV preventive?

False myths!: No. Not in any way. This is a false and dangerous myth. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take minocycline and vitamin b 5 together?

Yes: It is safe to take Minocycline and vitamin b5 together; there are no known interactions.
I advise anyone taking Minocycline to also take probiotics including sacchromyces boulardii. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you take 2 tablets of expired minocycline?

Expired minocycline: Minocycline belongs to a class of antibiotics called tetracyclines. Expired tetracycline class antibiotics have to be discarded because they can become toxic and can result in kidney damage. Please call call 1-800-222-1222
american association of poison control centers as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is being constantly tired a side effect of minocycline?

Is being constantly tired a side effect of minocycline?

No: You can get nausea, diarrhea, yeast infection, jaundice, hives. At high doses you can get dark-blue areas of skin or gums. Fatigue may be due to sleep deprivation or about 5000 different causes. See your dr. You may need exam & blood tests. ...Read more

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Which acne medication is more effective with less side effects? Minocycline 100mg tablets or apo-doxy 100mg.

Which acne medication is more effective with less side effects? Minocycline 100mg tablets or apo-doxy 100mg.

Acne Medications: Both doxy and Minocycline are effective for acne so it really depends on the patient as some patients respond better to one of the medication. Doxy, however, makes the patient more sun sensitive. ...Read more

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Just went off taking minocycline for one week for acne 3 days ago. After going off it gave me diarrhea/upset stomach. How long will it last?

Just went off taking minocycline for one week for acne 3 days ago. After going off it gave me diarrhea/upset stomach. How long will it last?

Usually short lived: Usually from taking the minocycline, not from coming off of it. Now that you stopped the minocycline, it should resolve. Contact your doctor if it persists more than a few days to rule out c diff. ...Read more

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Been on 100mg of minocycline a day for 3 months now. How long can I stay on this? Any side effects from bring on so long?

Been on 100mg of minocycline a day for 3 months now. How long can I stay on this? Any side effects from bring on so long?

Maybe: Long term abx can cause a few things to happen. As the number ; kind of bacteria in your GI tract change, it can cause diarrhea etc. Also, it selects resistant bacteria: all that are susceptible die out, and the ones that aren't proliferate. That said, many infection-causing bacteria are already resistant to tetracyclines. Most ppl can take Minocycline for years w/o any major side effects. ...Read more

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I have serious discoloration under my eyes because minocycline. It's pitch black. Is there any way to treat this? It has impaired by life in every

I have serious discoloration under my eyes because minocycline. It's pitch black. Is there any way to treat this? It has impaired by life in every

Discoloration: The dark discoloration is not likely due to the medication. Try cool compresses, artificial tears, allergy meds, improve hydration, increase sleep, and reduce alcohol intake/stress. If no improvement, you can try makeup concealer, laser skin therapy, dermal filler or other therapies. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I'm on 75mg of Minocycline for acne and was just prescribed 825mg of amoxicillin. Are these two okay to be taken together? Dr said it was ok

I'm on 75mg of Minocycline for acne and was just prescribed 825mg of amoxicillin. Are these two okay to be taken together? Dr said it was ok

Your doctor: Probably wanted to broaden the spectrum of the antibiotic treatment. Talk to your doctor before using minocycline together with amoxicillin. Combining these medications may reduce the effectiveness of amoxicillin. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact. Best! ...Read more

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How much does birth control decrease with minocycline?

How much does birth control decrease with minocycline?

If u are on: Antibiotics you need to use back up, and if you are on that long term for acne you should consider something else from yoru dermatologist that is in my opinion not good to be on long term. ...Read more

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Many cogent journals have recently reported minocycline as possibly effective in schizophrenia. What is your opinion regarding this novel approach?

Serendipity: From my reading, minocycline has been found empirically to help many schizophrenics with their negative symptoms -- the apathy and withdrawal that are often so painful for themselves and those who love them. Ask the treating psychiatrist whether this is worth a try. ...Read more

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What's the big deal with minocycline pills?

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: minocycline?

Antibiotic: Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne and chlamydia. ...Read more

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How long does minocycline stay in your body?

How long does minocycline stay in your body?

Minocycline: Minocycline is excreted in the urine and feces and is metabolized partially by the liver and is removed by the body in 77.5 hours after you stop taking the medication. ...Read more

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What is minocycline? And what is it used for?

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. ...Read more

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What is the right way to take my minocycline?

Call dr or pharmacy: Minocycline is prescribed different ways so you will need to confirm with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Should I avoid dairy altogether while taking minocycline?

Not necessary: Rule of thumb is to take tetracyclines like Minocycline an hour before or two hours after eating. This is especially true for milk or other foods containing calcium. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to see results with minocycline?

Minocycline: This is a tetracycline class antibiotic and often is used for skin infections. If this is the question you're asking, there are other factors in play - such as the extent of the infection. It is well absorbed, so it should start working within 30 minutes of you starting the medicine. I always say it depends how sick you were in the beginning, so see how long it takes to recover. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Why should one avoid taking Minocycline with dairy products?

Calcium interferes: The calcium in milk may bind the minocycline, prevent it from being reabsorbed, and working properly - effectively preventing it from working it and doing the job that's intended. ...Read more

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I took a year expired 100mg minocycline should I be concerned?

Expired meds: The class of antibiotics called tetracyclines, of which Minocycline is one, can do damage to the kidneys after they're expired unlike many other medications. You probably won't experience any adverse effects but don't used expired medication. ...Read more