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Minocycline Hydrochloride Tetracyclic Agent
I took 700 mg of minocycline hydrochloride (100 mg) for 3 days. How long until it is completely out of my system?
Could antibiotic: Minomycin (in Australia), or minocycline hydrochloride, (prescribed as 3 month course - acne) cause suicidal tendencies/ depression?
Not likely, but: There've been some reported mood change effects - not common and severity is not mentioned. If you have a tendency toward this sort of intense depression, it might be wise to avoid this elective medication in favor of an alternative approach. Only you and your doctor know how crucial acne Tx is for you. One ting that may help is knowing it's not a meaningful depression - just short-term chemistry. ...Read more
Twice daily x 7 days: This is not the usual choice of medications but will work. Twice a day for 7 days is the recommended dose. ...Read more
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you suggest acne medicine that is stronger then minocin (minocycline) but not as strong as accutane?
Spironolactone: This is worth a try if your physician says it is okay. ...Read more
My doctor suggested 8 grams of powdered inositol daily for anxiety. Can i take this with minocin (minocycline) and ativan? Should i start on a smaller dose?
Yes you can, BUT: Please don't rely solely on Ativan (lorazepam) or even inositol to deal with your anxiety. If you haven't already, please get a comprehensive evaluation of your anxiety by a psychiatrist and psychologist who knows cbt and other talk therapies well. If meds are needed, ssri's will help anxiety without exposing you to habit-forming meds like ativan (lorazepam). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9169302. ...Read more
Minocin (minocycline) & Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is one of the effective oral antibiotics use in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Blackheads are best treated by gentle, non abrasive cleansing and the use of lotions or creams that help exfoliate surface skin cells and unclog pores, like retinoids, salicylic or azelaic acids. Chemical peels and facials with extractions can also be helpful to control blackheads. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: If you are on Minocin (minocycline) or any antibiotic and get an infection it means the infection is resistant to the antibiotic you are on or is a type of infection ( viral, fungal, etc. ) that will not respond to this type of medication. This can also happen if you have a weakened immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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