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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

Dr. Samuel Tisherman
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Minocycline (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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After one month of taking erythromycin for acne my face is getting worse. What should I do? Is this normal for this drug to act I have struggled with acne forever. I've tried other medication. Minocycline worked for two years then caused my optic nerves to

After one month of taking erythromycin for acne my face is getting worse. What should I do? Is this normal for this drug to act I have struggled with acne forever. I've tried other medication. Minocycline worked for two years then caused my optic nerves to

I: I would follow up with your dermatologist to discuss other options if you don't see improvement (it can take 4 to 8 weeks for improvement). There are other antibiotics and oral and topical medications that can help (depends on the type, location, severity of acne which might be most appropriate for you). Read about acne treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Could minocycline effect getting my period? I have never been late before I started this medication a month ago.

Could minocycline effect getting my period? I have never been late before I started this medication a month ago.

Yes: If you are on birth control pills, tetracycline can impact how they work. If you have had unprotected sex, then best to get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils? .

Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils? .

Poss, but unlikely: Anything is possible, but Minocycline is an antibiotic with a high affinity for skin structures and is usually used to treat conditions like boils. If you were allergic to Minocycline than you could possibly get an allergic reaction including a skin eruption, that could look like or turn into a "boli." see a dr. If you have boils that will not go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils? .

Yes: The cause is indirect, but real. Chronic use of minocen can result in the overgrowth of drug resistant abcesses, frequently staph. ...Read more

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Can I take anti nausea medication for what I think is viral gastroenteritis with minocycline.?

Can I take anti nausea medication for what I think is viral gastroenteritis with minocycline.?

Stop minocycline: Minocycline itself can cause stomach upset. If you do have gastroenteritis, your stomach has enough to deal with at the moment. Let your doctor know you are stopping it. You can resume it on your doctors advice after your gastroenteritis resolves. ...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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My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with an allergic reaction to Minocycline about a week ago. This was her 2nd exposure to the medication, but she did not have any reaction the first time she took it. She was treated with prednisone (30mg twice a day

My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with an allergic reaction to Minocycline about a week ago. This was her 2nd exposure to the medication, but she did not have any reaction the first time she took it. She was treated with prednisone (30mg twice a day

Allergies: What your daughter experienced is typical for an allergic reaction. We are never allergic to something the first time we are exposed to it. An allergy requires a previous exposure for the body to become sensitized and for the immune system to create a response to subsequent exposures. ...Read more

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Been taking minocycline; I'm not on birth control had last period on time & normal after starting medication. Spotting this month. Is it the meds?

Been taking minocycline; I'm not on birth control had last period on time & normal after starting medication. Spotting this month. Is it the meds?

Spotting: Irregular bleeding is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. Minocycline should not affect the menstrual cycle ...Read more

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I've been on minocycline for 2 months now and my acne is far worse than ever. Should I continue to be patient? Male - 20 years old. Also using a topical called "duac". No other symptoms from the medication.

I've been on minocycline for 2 months now and my acne is far worse than ever. Should I continue to be patient? Male - 20 years old. Also using a topical called "duac". No other symptoms from the medication.

Be patient: Minocycline alone isn't good. Assuming your using a anitbacterial wash, possibly retin a (tretinoin) at night and an ab ointment (duac) your pretty much maxed out of acne therapy. Other options to step it up include blue light treatments and photodynamic acne therapy. Acne takes along time to heal and has many recurrences in the best hands. ...Read more

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Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines. Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines. Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, I would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Just changed from minocycline to doxycycline drug leaflet said not to lay down for 30min after taking...why? What should I kno bout doxy?

Just changed from minocycline to doxycycline drug leaflet said not to lay down for 30min after taking...why? What should I kno bout doxy?

They are very simila: The medications are easily substituteable. Tettracycline and doxycycline are equivalent. Tetracycline is used in cancer to scar areas of cancer as if using a cauterizing torch. You don't want that stuck to your esophagus. Therefore, sitting up and drinking plenty of fluids after taking it are essential ...Read more

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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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Has anyone here prescribed the acne drug solodyn (minocycline)?

Has anyone here prescribed the acne drug solodyn (minocycline)?

Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effective in inflammatory acne (red bumps, or bumps that drain pus) and will help decrease the redness and promote healing. It is not as photosensitizing as doxycycline, another commonly used drug. ...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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What's the big deal with minocycline pills?

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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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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to see results with minocycline?

Need more info: Why are you taking it in the first place? You question cannot be answered without this info. ...Read more